John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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

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Jason Thompson's beautifully intricate D&D maps salute 1980s' roleplaying adventures. Read more »

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Lego artist Bruce Lowell built this lovely monarch as one of three works commissioned by the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens in Rockford, IL. Read more »

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GetLoFi's TDOMF_30B65 built his Adventure Time synth module out of a circuit-bent Speak & Spell with a design based on the builder's kids' favorite cartoon. Read more »


November is Transformer month, and we'll be featuring blog posts about those handy components used for transforming voltage. Read more »


Nootropic Design's Arduino-powered Defusable Clock was featured as a prop in the CW's "The Tomorrow People" drama. Read more »

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Anthony Howe builds fantastic, intricate metal creations that move with the wind, almost resembling some sort of alien technology. Read more »


I love the idea of modular sensors that can be plugged into a smartphone. Case in point, the UVindeSir, a tiny UV sensor that can be plugged into a smartphone’s headphone jack and returns the UV Index, temperature, as well as a SPF suggestion, and will remind you to put... Read more »


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