John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

Latest from John Baichtal


This sweet POV rig built from aluminum t-slot beams will help you keep your hands free to shoot sweet workbench videos. Read more »


This summer I had the pleasure of recruiting a bunch of great Makers to participate in a book project called Maker Pro: Essays on Making a Living as a Maker, a collection of essays by and interviews of professional makers. Some of the names you might have seen at Maker... Read more »

I got a chance to play around with Actobotics, a robust aluminum and steel building system designed for robots and other DIY projects. Read more »


This gyro-accelerometer-compass sensor is just what your Mindstorms robot needs to keep itself pointed in the right direction. Read more »


Build this simple rolling Mini Tank to learn how to combine Arduino microcontrollers with Lego Mindstorms robotics. Read more »


The aren’t a lot of Lego Mindstorms EV3 books out there yet, but the ones that have been released are quite good: case in point, the Lego Mindstorms EV3 Laboratory by Daniele Benedettelli. The reason why Danny (“He prefers to be called Danny, mainly to avoid being mistaken for a... Read more »


When you launch a rocket, you need that big red button. Read more »