HackSpace Magazine Issue 50: Machine Learning – now out @HackSpaceMag @Raspberry_Pi

HackSpace Magazine — Issue 50: Machine Learning

Machine learning used to be the preserve of university research departments with money to burn on high-power, high-cost kit – but not any more! Thanks to a new breed of affordable dev boards, anyone can get in on the act at pocket money prices. We’ve trawled the makersphere for the best, most creative machine learning projects to show just what can be done. The future of machine learning is awesome – and it’s here right now!

  • Light painting — incredible images created with a Raspberry Pi, LEDs, and the passage of time
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  • Lathe gearbox — use a Raspberry Pi Pico to control the speed of a spinny thing
  • Christmas PCBs – get into the festive mood with custom flashing decorations

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