How we over-engineered a Carrera slot car

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Björn explains how he made a Carrera slot car “smart”. This includes adding a microcontroller, sensors, lights, a USB port, and magnets. A little over the top? Sure! Fun? Damn straight!

Maker Monday is presented by Paessler
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Every 2 weeks, IT Admins from Paessler will put the “smart” into “Smart Home”, as they take you through steps for creating a home automation system using some cheap and easily-accessible hardware and programs. They’ll start off simply enough, but the complexity will grow over time.
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