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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 a Technical Editor for MAKE.

Latest from David Scheltema

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Learn the basics of soldering by creating your very own blinking LED rocket ship pin. A favorite Maker Faire activity, soldering is an excellent skill to get started in making for all ages. Read more »

ED-201 #1

When was the last time you arrived at work to find something as amazing as this had randomly arrived? Read more »

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Software-defined radios (SDR) are gaining in popularity, and it’s not hard to see why — using them, your computer can tune into in an enormous range of frequencies, including FM radio, unencrypted police and fire bands, aircraft transponders, and in many countries, digital TV. The most popular SDR devices for... Read more »

Main Gate

Last Sunday, the Park Day School and Studio One Art Center hosted the East Bay Mini Maker Faire. With over 170 makers showing off their latest projects and four stages packed with hours of presentations, the faire had something for everyone. One of the more exciting moments came from the... Read more »

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Use a Raspberry Pi, camera, and free software to make a lockbox that opens only when it sees your mug. Read more »

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Use the Raspberry Pi and build a real-time tracker to display the values of your favorite digital currencies. Monitor Bitcoin, Dogecoin, and Litecoin to watch their values fluctuate. Add audible or physical effects for increased interaction. Read more »

Ali Kermani on his Crazy Cart

Maker Faire Detroit is sliding into day two with another full day of projects, presentations, and plumes of flame. Missed day one? Not to worry, below is a slideshow of some of the many creative expressions from the Faire’s first day. Read more »

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