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.

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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 »

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

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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 »

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With less than twenty minutes to go, both teams are sprinting to the finish of the Raspberry Pi Make: Off. Who will win? Will it be the Sea Slugs with their wireless tracker called Find My Little Friend? Or will Team Astronaut Mike Dexter take the glory with their steampunk... Read more »

Reading Rainbow 2.0

LeVar Burton stopped by Engadget Expand to talk about the launch of his tablet application to supplement Reading Rainbow. Burton is probably best known to the maker community for his role as Geordi LaForge on Star Trek the Next Generation, but ’80s babies also know him as the host who... Read more »

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Today 3D Systems announced their latest product, the Sense 3D Scanner. Keith Ozar from 3D Systems described the new hand-held 3D scanner as "physical photography." Read more »

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