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Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder

Mark Frauenfelder is the editor-in-chief of Make magazine, and the founder of the popular Boing Boing blog.

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This blinking T-shirt senses your heart beat and displays it on a heart-shaped LED array. The creators, Heart-felt Robot, said the T-shirt is dry-cleanable but not washable. It runs on three AAA batteries. Read more »

I stopped by Robert Hermes’ Zombie Detector Photo Booth and learned a bit of bad news. It must have happened when the guy sitting next to me on the flight to New York sunk his jaws in my forearm. At the time, I just thought he was just hungry because... Read more »

Rebecca Strauss spent many months working on her interactive kinetic sculpture, Touched. Its articulated tentacles are woven with conductive thread, and respond to a human’s touch by extending or retracting. Find out more about Rebecca’s creation here . Read more »

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It was great to see Audrey Armstrong, age 9, successfully complete her first solderless breadboard project at our breadboarding workshop. She built a 555 timer-controlled blinking LED circuit with a photo resistor to control the rate of the blinking. I was impressed. Great job, Audrey! Read more »

Here’s 15-year-old Chip Mahoney with his nifty pinhole Polaroid camera. It takes about 20 seconds to make an exposure. He showed me a photo he took earlier in the day and the people are wispy ghost trails. Very beautiful. Read more »

I ran into Phil Torrone and Ladyada here at Maker Faire New York and they gave me an advance copy of their coloring book, E is for Electronics, an A-to-Z intro to electronics, from Andre-Marie Ampere to Clarence Zener (namesake of the Zener diode). The delightful illustrations are by Robert... Read more »

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The Pulse Sensor is plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. It can be used by students, artists, athletes, makers, and game & mobile developers who want to easily incorporate live heart-rate data into their projects. Read more »

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