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Best Accessories and External Components for AI Computers


You don't have to look far or wide to find guides on building the best gaming rigs. That is a tougher search, although there can be some overlap. There aren't many companies talking about the ins and outs of DIY AI computer build essentials. It is exactly for that reason that we have compiled a list of the most important components you will need for an artificial intelligence (AI) build and what we recommend. What else should you consider for an AI computer?

Raspberry Pi's Build HAT helps students build LEGO robots


Raspberry Pi has launched a new product that would make it easier to build robots out of LEGO components. The Build HAT (or Hardware Attached on Top), as it is called, is an add-on device that plugs into the Pi's 40-pin GPIO header. It was specifically designed to make it easy to use Pi hardware to control up to four LEGO Technic motors and sensors from the the toy company's Education Spike kits. Those sets are meant as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) learning tool for young students. The HAT also works with motors and sensors from the Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit. In addition to the Build HAT itself, the company has created a Python library that can help students build prototypes using a Raspberry Pi and LEGO components.

Learn how to build Raspberry Pi computers with this $15 online class


Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. A partnership between Broadcom and the University of Cambridge, the U.K. based Raspberry Pi Foundation creates credit card-sized computers that promote learning how to code and educational research. Since the computers went on the market in 2012, Raspberry Pi has sold over eight million models and is the United Kingdom's best-selling computer. Setting up a Raspberry Pi is easy. Simply plug in a monitor, mouse, and keyboard, and install the computer.

Microsoft's Build 2016 conference by the numbers


Despite somehow managing to stretch 20 minutes worth of actual news into a two and a half-hour slog, Microsoft announced a host of new products and services at its 2016 Build developers conference on Wednesday. The company announced an "Anniversary Update" for Windows 10, new universal social media apps, educational trips to Mars using the Hololens and a new software dev kit for the XBox One.