John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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

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Matt, AKA YouTube user MattsAwesomeStuff, has three video tutorials describing how he hacks broken microwave ovens in order to harvest transformers from the junk. Read more »


Combine snap-together electronics gurus littleBits with Korg's synthesizer mastery and you get an impressive kit for creating modular synths. Read more »

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Ryan Jensen wanted to get at the magnet wire in his his transformer in order to make a relay. It turns out getting into those things can be pretty difficult; they're not made to be opened! Read more »

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O'Reilly, MAKE's original parent company, has announced Solid, a hardware and software conference to be held next May in San Francisco. Read more »

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222Doc's Lego Mindstorms robot climbs ladders the best possible way–very carefully! Read more »


MOSS: The Dynamic Robot Construction Kit is a modular robotics kit with magnetic connectors, enabling you to literally snap together a robot in seconds and control it with your smartphone. Read more »


Vito Caiata got his Arduino to talk to his computer sound card via MIDI, then connected a pull-type solenoid to bang on an improvised drum. Read more »


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