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Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

I make cool stuff and write about other people making cool stuff on makezine.com. If you have something you think I should see, send me a tip.

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Component of the Month: Switches

Switches are a fundamental electronic component, they come in a variety of styles and configurations, and they have many different uses. From turning on a light to controlling a robotic arm, switches are the ideal control mechanism. At the physical layer, switches control the flow of information on the Internet... Read more »

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A ring flash will get you a shot with uniform lighting without harsh shadows. Lighting blogger Simon Ellingworth whipped up this LED variant for smartphones using a UFO-style camping light, a cheap smartphone case, and some velcro. You’ll obviously have to tweak your settings to achieve the effect you want,... Read more »

Impressed with the Public Laboratory's Thermal Flashlight prototype, maker Max Justicz whipped together a nice self-contained version using an infrared thermometer, some RGB LEDs, and an Arduino housed inside a commercial flashlight enclosure to perform a little DIY thermal imaging. Read more »

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The first printed Advent calendar was produced in Hamburg between 1902-1903. Close to 110 years later, a maker from Minnesota, Peter Leppik, has updated this traditional seasonal register and brought it into the 21st century. His 3D printed Advent calendar is available on Thingiverse for all to download, print, and... Read more »

Ever wonder what a particular song looked like? Mexico City designers Realität have got you covered. Using Processing and a MakerBot, ‘Microsonic Landscapes’ are 3D-printed audio visualizations that offer a tactile experience to further explore your favorite tracks. Read more »

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Got a telephoto lens without a case? Camera gear can cost an arm and a leg, so it's a good idea to protect your investment with at least a modicum of safety. If you're looking for something light on the pocketbook, but capable of protecting your kit, Instructables member marcellahella... Read more »

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If you're looking to jumpstart an ambient lighting project and could use a controller with out-of-the-box iOS and Andriod support, you might want to check out the iGloLEDset from MEA Mobile. They've currently got a 5V kit that comes with a nice iOS/Android app to mix color gradients on-the-fly from... Read more »

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