Okay, so maybe this doesn’t fall under the “building a better mousetrap” category — more like “over-building a mousetrap with levels of digital control and electronic actuation that it doesn’t really need, but it’s a fun project anyway” category.
Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.