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John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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

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Twin Cities Maker‘s Hack Factory will be holding a special 24-hour hackathon to raise funds for the space via Give To The Max Day, an annual fundraising day where nonprofits get their donations doubled. The hackathon begins 12am on the 14th (this Thursday) and ends the following midnight. Makers, hackers,... Read more »

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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 »


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