How to make your own DIY Chromecast

Google’s Chromecast dongle isn’t the only way to remotely stream your media content to your big screen. As Darren Yates explains, alternatives are everywhere.

Arduino Project 9: Stompy the robot (part 2)

Stompy is one of the simpler and more compact four-legged walking robots you can build which makes him a great low-cost learning tool for understanding a little of the vast world of robotics. In part 1 of this project we covered the major pieces – how to put together the chassis and how to assemble…

Multi-monitor gaming software worth considering

It’s never quite as simple as the dream. Nvidia’s Surround and AMD’s Eyefinity have their problems and even when these work there can be issues with HUD placement being out of place or the field of vision being woefully inadequate. Not to mention the limitations Surround and Eyefinity impose with both graphics cards and the…

Arduino Project 8: Stompy the robot (part 1)

Stompy the walking robot. Isn’t he cute? Our first Arduino robot called Rolly in our February issue proved to be a popular project. Powered by an Arduino Uno board it was easy to put together and cost very little. In this project we upped the ante again with our first walking robot appropriately called Stompy.…