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John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park

John Edgar Park likes to make things and tell people about it. He works in CG animation at DisneyToon Studios and writes for Make, Boing Boing, and other places online and in print. You can find him at jpixl.net and twitter @johnedgarpark -- if you like that sort of thing.

Latest from John Edgar Park

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Who could resist the fame and glory of a successful art career? Not the people of Katowice, Poland who created collaborative, machine-assisted works of art on the “Public Painting Machine” created by Niklas Roy. Says Niklas: People on the street could paint with the machine by pulling on ropes which... Read more »

I really enjoy Jack Conte‘s music, creative video editing, and now, his behind-the-scenes look at the making of his latest video, Pedals. Please check out the video itself, and then enjoy his enthusiastic making-of video. Jack has maker skills!     The hexapod, Dmitiri, in the video was built and... Read more »

Barch Designs PiHolder

I’ll admit it: I'm an enclosure geek. From the sleek, brushed-metal case I got for my first Mini-ITX computer, to the sheet steel box I wrapped around the electronics in my Nerf Sentry Gun build, I put a lot of thought into selecting the right case for the job. For... Read more »

You may be familiar with the battery-powered, pager motor-driven, toothbrush head bristle bot. This project turns that modern classic into a retro-fantastic, Steampunk delight by replacing the battery with a fire stoked steam boiler, the pager motor with a single-action, oscillating piston steam engine, and the toothbrush head with a... Read more »

The vacuum siphon coffee brewing method dates back to the 1840s. It produces some of the cleanest, smoothest-tasting coffee of any method. Commercial vacuum pots are available, but I wanted to heighten the drama of vacuum brewing by taking it into the realm of the mad scientist’s lab. Thus the... Read more »

Ever been scared to venture into the world of controlling AC power from your microcontroller? Me too. And that’s smart, because household AC can hurt/maim/kill if you’re not careful. The PowerSwitch Tail is a safe, easy-to-use AC relay that is triggered with a mild-mannered 5V DC signal from your Arduino... Read more »

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