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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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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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Brick Ride's Lego Technic roller coaster includes both a loop and a corkscrew. Read more »


Stijn Kuipers is using his Makeblock aluminum building set to build a PCB mill with two rotary tools, one for boring the vias, and the other for milling the traces. Read more »

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Having witnessed the effects of Superstorm Sandy on the New York power grid, Hackett built this easy bike generator to stave off the next power outage. Read more »


Bill Porter had some nice batteries lying around and had suffered some power outages, so he decided to make a battery backup in the spirit of Minecraft's BatBox power packs. Read more »