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David Scheltema

David Scheltema

I love to tinker and write about electronics. My days are spent building projects and working as an Assistant Technical Editor for MAKE Books.

Latest from David Scheltema

BeagleBoneBlack01

The challenge of finding a BeagleBone Black board is likely a concern of the past. Read more »

Sensor Sentinel System Diagram

Expanding the capabilities of your Arduino is easily done by adding a shield. Plugging directly into an Arduino and typically including custom libraries for easy coding, sheilds provide a quick way to expand a project. In his Weekend Project: Cellular Sensor Sentinel, Adam Wolf uses a Seeed Studio GPRS/GSM Shield... Read more »

dsc_0405

The Raspberry Pi camera is a must-have accessory for your Pi. This skill builder covers the hardware, software, and highlights a few command-line arguments for raspistill to get going with the camera. Currently there are two slightly different camera modules that connect to the Pi’s on-board CSI (Camera Serial Interface)... Read more »

DSC02393

Mark Frauenfelder teaches a crowd at Engadget Expand how to build a basic circuit. Using a 555 timer, breadboard, and some common components, participants used conductive paint to design a touch-circuit on paper. We’ve captured his presentation and you can follow along at home: Originally published Nov. 10, 2013.   Read more »

Insert COIN WINNERS

MAKE’s Editor in Chief Mark Frauenfelder along with Brian Heater announced the winners of Insert Coin: Readers’ Choice went to Grow Cubes and the Judges’ Choice went to DIWire. You may recall Grow Cubes as past finalists in Pitch Your Prototype, a contest held during Make’s Hardware Innovation Workshop. The... Read more »

carla-diana

Marc de Vinck ran into Carla Diana today and she told us all about her forthcoming book from MAKE. Read more »

littlebits-synth-kit

Matt Richardson caught up with littleBits founder Ayah Bdeir today to talk about their new Synth Kit. The kit works with all existing littleBits and is made in collaboration with international electronics powerhouse KORG. Pre-orders are being taken now and units are scheduled to ship December 6, 2013. Read more »