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Top 100 Tech Ideas in June

From Freshness-Detecting Coffee Grinders to Automated Plant Waterers

— July 1, 2016 — Tech
As the June 2016 tech trends reveal, consumers are increasingly looking for smart home products that help them complete daily tasks with ease. With home technology no longer limited to devices such as digital thermostats and automated lights, it is now possible for consumers to give nearly any household object a high-tech upgrade.

One area of the home that continues to benefit from new technology is that of the kitchen. Indeed, smartphone-controlled appliances have become the go-to option for busy consumers who want to start cooking their next meal before they have even walked through the door. Some examples of smart kitchen appliances include coffee grinders, induction cookers and even tortilla-making machines.

Beyond the kitchen, the June 2016 tech trends reveal a specific focus on smart air conditioners. With summer just around the corner, it seems that consumers are turning to new technology to help them beat the heat. Some of these smart AC units feature high-end functions such as smartphone compatibility, build-in ice packs and electricity-saving water reservoirs.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Computer-Connected Cars
Computer-Connected Cars
Subaru is Partnering with IBM Watson to Improve the EyeSight Driver Assist
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98
Virtual Reality Animes
Virtual Reality Animes
Fire Panda Recreates Studio Ghibli Scenes for Users to Roam Around
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97
Speed-Indicating LED Wheels
Speed-Indicating LED Wheels
This Racing Bicycle Wheel Features LEDs to Provide Visibility
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96
Exploding Bike Protectors
Exploding Bike Protectors
This Bike Alarm Creates a Loud Bang and Emits Smoke to Alert You
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95
Transparent Premium Speakers
Transparent Premium Speakers
The 'ONEclassic' DECT Speakers Sound Beyond Their Design
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94
Cost-Effective 3D Printers
Cost-Effective 3D Printers
The '101Hero' 3D Printer Device Starts at Just $49 to Purchase
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93
Port-Expanding Tech Organizers
Port-Expanding Tech Organizers
The Satechi Mini Docking Station Expands Computer Capabilities
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92
Edison-Style LED Lights
Edison-Style LED Lights
The 'Alva' LED Pendant Light Blends Technology with Antique Design
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91
Super Bionic Earbuds
Super Bionic Earbuds
Nuheara's IQbuds Encourage Intelligent Focus and Listening
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90
Beer-Holding VR Headsets
Beer-Holding VR Headsets
The Cleveland Cavaliers VR Headsets Double as Beer Holders
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89
3D-Printed Snack Machines
3D-Printed Snack Machines
Researchers Are Working on Vending Machines That Can Print Custom Treats
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88
Audiophile DAC Devices
Audiophile DAC Devices
The Boomstick Jack Improves Listening by Enriching the Audio Quality
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87
Card-Less Digital Wallets
Card-Less Digital Wallets
The 'Spendwallet' Eliminates the Need to Carry Cards
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86
Wireless Remote Massagers
Wireless Remote Massagers
The Sola Sync Body Massager Features An Extended Handle
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85
Powerful Mini PCs
Powerful Mini PCs
This Ubuntu PC Stick Makes Miniature Computing a Razor-Sharp Affair
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84
Personalized Charging Cords
Personalized Charging Cords
The Toddy Cable Allows Consumers to Customize the Pattern and Color
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83
Supercomputer-Controlled Dresses
Supercomputer-Controlled Dresses
IBM Watson and Marchesa Create a Cognitive Gown for the Met Gala
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82
Futuristic Transportation Branding
Futuristic Transportation Branding
The Hyperloop One Project Features Distinct Messaging and Goals
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81
Flexible E-Paper Displays
Flexible E-Paper Displays
Guangzhou OED Technologies Offers Foldable Graphene-Based Tech Displays
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80
Digital Makeup Pens
Digital Makeup Pens
The Mink Digital Pen Lets Consumers Mix Their Cosmetics Themselves
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79
Hideaway Entertainment Units
Hideaway Entertainment Units
These Unique Entertainment Units Slide Closed to Hide TVs
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78
Modernized Retro Stereos
Modernized Retro Stereos
This Vintage-Inspired Stereo Has All the Features of a Modern One
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77
Speedy Cooking Kitchen Grills
Speedy Cooking Kitchen Grills
The Otto Over-Fired Broiler Preheats in Just Three Minutes
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76
Bendable Wallpaper Cameras
Bendable Wallpaper Cameras
These New Camera Sheets Allow For Flexible Camera Use
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75
Project Management Platforms
Project Management Platforms
The 'Estimake' Platform Helps Users Organize DIY Projects
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74
Comprehensive Travel Apps
Comprehensive Travel Apps
The Google Trips App Makes It Easier to Book Vacations on a Smartphone
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73
Powerful Weaponry Chargers
Powerful Weaponry Chargers
The Powerbomb Charger Offers 13,000 mAH Energy Storage for Tech Devices
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72
Virtual Vehicle Dashboards
Virtual Vehicle Dashboards
Rightware is Designing Interactive Navigational Displays for Drivers
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71
Furniture-Inspired Private Saunas
Furniture-Inspired Private Saunas
The KLAFS S1 Sauna Brings Luxurious Saunas to Small Spaces
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70
Data-Analyzing Bikes
Data-Analyzing Bikes
This Smart Bike Detects Every Physical Aspect of Your Ride
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69
Tortilla-Cooking Machines
Tortilla-Cooking Machines
These Machines Use Flavored Pods to Create Delicious At-Home Tortillas
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68
Aerodynamic Racing Wheelchairs
Aerodynamic Racing Wheelchairs
This BMW Wheelchair Will Be Used By American Paralympic Athletes
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67
Thunderous Electric Guitars
Thunderous Electric Guitars
The Ego Thunder Guitar Features a Unique Box-Shaped Pickup
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66
Multi-Pocket Travel Jackets
Multi-Pocket Travel Jackets
The Joey Everyday Carry Pocket Jacket Keeps Gear Discreetly Organized
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65
Rugged E-Bike Motors
Rugged E-Bike Motors
The STePS MTB is Designed For Off-Road Performance
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64
3D-Printed Pinball Games
3D-Printed Pinball Games
This Two-Player Pinball Game Puts a Creative Twist on Tabletop Football
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63
Portable Compact Microwaves
Portable Compact Microwaves
The 'Wayv' Adventurer Portable Microwave Runs for 30 Minutes a Charge
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62
Language-Translating Earpiececs
Language-Translating Earpiececs
The Pilot Earpiece Translates Conversations In Real-Time
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61
Autonomous Wearable Cameras
Autonomous Wearable Cameras
The '61N' Allows for Autonomous Photo Shooting to Never Miss a Moment
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60
Tiny Smartphone Lamps
Tiny Smartphone Lamps
Nazzareno Ruspolini's iPhone Light Utilizes a Phone's Flashlight
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59
Smart-Fashion Startup Programs
Smart-Fashion Startup Programs
Topshop Top Pitch Offers Mentorship & Development to Entrepreneurs
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58
Virtual Reality-Capturing Drones
Virtual Reality-Capturing Drones
Compared to Others on the Market, This VR Drone is Affordable
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57
Customizable Maker PCs
Customizable Maker PCs
The Cooler Master Maker Series Design Computers Can be Personalized
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56
Affordable Smartphone Projectors
Affordable Smartphone Projectors
Luckies of London Creates an Easy-to-Use Cinema in a Box
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55
Upright Mobility Trikes
Upright Mobility Trikes
The 'Alinker' Looks to Offer an Alternative to Mobility Scooters
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54
Upscale Audiophile MP3 Players
Upscale Audiophile MP3 Players
The Onkyo DP-X1 Digital Audio Player Enhances Your Music Collection
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53
Technology-Hiding Tables
Technology-Hiding Tables
The 'SHIFT' Office Table Holds Devices and Other Technology Gear
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52
Portable Personal Safes
Portable Personal Safes
The '5900D SafeSpace' is a Portable Lock Box That is Made for Travelling
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51
Fingerprint Authentication Wallets
Fingerprint Authentication Wallets
The 'Cashew' Smart Wallet Opens Only to Your Unique Fingerprint
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50
Short-Range Home Theater Projectors
Short-Range Home Theater Projectors
The Philips Screeneo Casts a Huge Image Even Close Up
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49
Talking Cat Collars
Talking Cat Collars
Temptations' 'Catterbox' Gives Felines a Human Voice
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48
Three-in-One Audio Systems
Three-in-One Audio Systems
The Level x3 Packs a Speaker, Over-Ear Headphones and Earbuds
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47
Diabetes-Monitoring Devices
Diabetes-Monitoring Devices
This Non-Invasive Device Helps Diabetics Keep Track Of Blood Sugar
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46
Translucent Cooking Devices
Translucent Cooking Devices
The Electrolux Athmos Uses the Sous Vide Cooking Technique at Home
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45
Urban Commuter Bikes
Urban Commuter Bikes
Ampler's Hawk Electronic Bike Makes Pedaling Easier and Quicker
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44
River Stone Art Machines
River Stone Art Machines
The 'Jller' Sorts Pebbles Automatically by Their Geological Age
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43
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
This 3D-Printed Camera Brings a New Perspective to Old Photography
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42
Precious Metal Smartphone Protectors
Precious Metal Smartphone Protectors
The 'Rmour' iPhone Silver Case is Make from Silver and Gold
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41
Professional Laptop Folios
Professional Laptop Folios
The Carry-On Macbook Sleeve by Mujjo Offers Style for the Office
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40
Automated Plant Waterers
Automated Plant Waterers
The 'PlantAqua' Plant Watering System Keeps Greenery Well Hydrated
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39
Brake-Equipped Skateboards
Brake-Equipped Skateboards
The Brakeboard 'Rat' Mini Cruiser Skateboard Features Disc Brakes
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38
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
Juvenile Education 3D Printers
The 'MiniToy' 3D Printer System Enables Kids to Learn STEAM
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37
Hydroponic Indoor Vegetable Gardens
Hydroponic Indoor Vegetable Gardens
The 'Foop' Keeps Users Connected to Their Growing Veggies
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36
Enchanting Glowing Gowns
Enchanting Glowing Gowns
Claire Danes' Met Gala Dress Features Delicate Fiber Optics Lights
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35
Paper-Thin Smartphone Lenses
Paper-Thin Smartphone Lenses
The 'BLIPS' Camera Lenses Offer Macro and Micro Options
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34
Digital Post-It Notes
Digital Post-It Notes
The SeeNote ePaper Sticky Note Boasts a Touchscreen and Wifi Connection
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33
AR Star-Gazing Binoculars
AR Star-Gazing Binoculars
The 'Sternglas Alpha' Digital Binoculars Pack the Power of a Telescope
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32
Illuminated Outdoor Backpacks
Illuminated Outdoor Backpacks
The LuminAID PackLite Offers Reliable Outdoor Lighting
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31
Tech-Organizing Desk Docks
Tech-Organizing Desk Docks
The Tamm Desk Organizer and Keyboard Holder Has Room for Everything
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30
Bike-Upgrading Motors
Bike-Upgrading Motors
The 'GeoOrbital' Wheel Bike Kit Makes Any Traditional Bicycle Electric
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29
Freshness-Detecting Coffee Grinders
Freshness-Detecting Coffee Grinders
This Smart Coffee Grinder Can Detect the Freshness of Beans
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28
Electronic Cannabis Grinders
Electronic Cannabis Grinders
The 'LUVNKURE' Herb Grinder is Operated by Battery or Manually
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27
Eco-Friendly Air Coolers
Eco-Friendly Air Coolers
The Symphony Cloud Air Cooler is Far More Efficient Than AC Units
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26
DIY Entertainment Systems
DIY Entertainment Systems
'PlayBox' is a 3D-Printed Device for Music, Radio, Videos and Gaming
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25
Physical Touchscreen Toys
Physical Touchscreen Toys
The 'Pocket Racing 2.0' Racing Cars React to the On-Screen Action
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24
Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons
Wearable Robotic Exoskeletons
Hyundai's New Iron Man Suit Helps Wearer's Lift Heavy Objects
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23
Sculptural Chocolate Printers
Sculptural Chocolate Printers
The 'XOCO' 3D Printer Uses Chocolate as Ink
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22
Connected Hybrid Guitars
Connected Hybrid Guitars
The Sensus Smart Guitar Blends Acoustic and Modern Sounds
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21
Futuristic Fixies
Futuristic Fixies
The 3BEE Bicycle is a 3D-Printed Sci-Fi Design
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20
Ice-Powered Air Conditioners
Ice-Powered Air Conditioners
The 'Geizeer' is an Energy-Efficient Air Conditioner for All
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19
Senior-Friendly Wearables
Senior-Friendly Wearables
The Omate Wherecom S3 Android Smart Watch is Designed for the Elderly
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18
Helicopter-Inspired Flying Cars
Helicopter-Inspired Flying Cars
'Lilium' Creates Electric Plane Vessels for Personal Use
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17
Wireless WiFi Backpacks
Wireless WiFi Backpacks
The Venture Knapsack Combines Luxe Design with Wearable Tech
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16
Digital Landscape Art Exhibits
Digital Landscape Art Exhibits
Yorgo Alexopoulos Uses Digital Art to Represent the Natural World
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15
All-Screen Smartphone Concepts
All-Screen Smartphone Concepts
Apple Has Published a Patent for an All-Screen iPhone
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14
Astronomical Clock Designs
Astronomical Clock Designs
The Cosmos Clock Combines Mood Lighting with an Unusual Time Concept
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13
Armored Silicone Dresses
Armored Silicone Dresses
This Iris van Herpen Fashion Piece is a 3D-Printed Silicone Dress
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12
Hovering Selfie Drones
Hovering Selfie Drones
The Hover is a Flying Camera Made to Capture Photos from an Ideal Height
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11
Wireless Streaming Headphones
Wireless Streaming Headphones
The Asome Module Uses Bluetooth to Listen and Stream Music
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10
Tankless Scuba Equipment
Tankless Scuba Equipment
The 'AirBuddy' Tankless Dive System Provides 45-Minutes of Air
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9
Sleek Window Air Conditioners
Sleek Window Air Conditioners
This Small Window Air Conditioner is Controlled by Bluetooth
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8
Smart Bottle Openers
Smart Bottle Openers
These Unique Bottle Openers Share Your Drinking Status with Friends
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7
Cuisine-Enhancing Farm Boxes
Cuisine-Enhancing Farm Boxes
The U-ING Hydroponic Grow System Keeps Fresh Herbs Constantly Growing
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6
Euphoria-Promoting Beds
Euphoria-Promoting Beds
This Dry Bed Provides the Sensation of Floating without Getting Wet
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5
Multi-Functional Kitchen Appliances
Multi-Functional Kitchen Appliances
The Whirpool Levita Aims to Make Cooking More Convenient
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4
Weather-Resistant Electric Bikes
Weather-Resistant Electric Bikes
This Electric Eco Bike Aims to Solve Pollution Issues in Cities
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3
Responsive Digital Wall Clocks
Responsive Digital Wall Clocks
The Walnut Click Clock Responds to Your Snaps or Claps
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2
Breath-Storing Scuba Devices
Breath-Storing Scuba Devices
The 'M1' Underwater Breathing Device Extends Time Beneath the Surface
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1
Optical Open-Source Telescopes
Optical Open-Source Telescopes
This Tracking Telescope Was Made Using a Raspberry Pi Computer
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