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You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, or a Sleeping Beauty to sleep well. Achieve these altered states of consciousness, and others, with this simple microcontroller device. Read more »

On our travels, we’ve asked lots of hackerspace members how they got their spaces going, so that we could share their experiences with you. Read more »

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I got back from Cairo last Friday. I'm still somewhat exhausted, but definitely glowing from the experience. The main purpose for this trip was to set up a three-day hackerspace at Maker Faire Africa, which was held in Cairo this year. As you can imagine, it was an exciting time... Read more »

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Best known for inventing TV-B-Gone, a keychain that turns off TVs in public places, Mitch Altman is interested in any technology that gives people more choices for improving their lives. You don’t have to be a Buddhist monk to meditate, or a Sleeping Beauty to sleep well. Achieve these altered... Read more »

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Inventor Mitch Altman explains why he open-sourced his TV-B-Gone kit – MAKE volume 12. As an inventor, I was taught that patents encouraged creativity and entrepreneurship. So, after finishing my first TV-B-Gone universal remote control prototype, I naturally called my brother the patent attorney, and together we filed a patent... Read more »