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Kimio Kosaka soldered together quite a unique Arduino clone. The entire board is done freeform, with no PCB whatsoever. Based on a Metaboard, Kosaka designed and printed the layout in Eagle CAD. He used the printout as a template to bend steel wires into place to make the connections. Despite using a method that’s known for its delicacy, the final product looks surprisingly robust.

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Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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