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John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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

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Are you a hackerspace member with an event you’d like to publicize? Send it to johnb@makezine.com or tweet me at @johnbaichtal and I’ll post it. Also feel free to subscribe to my hackerspaces Twitter list. Hackerspace Happenings runs weekly(ish) Tuesday(i)s(h). Houston’s TX/RX Labs is Expanding In less than nine months,... Read more »

What’s cooler than itty bitty alphanumeric LED displays? Freaking huge ultrabright alphanumeric LED displays, that’s what! And so today we’re releasing a new kit, the Alpha Clock Five, an open-source, hacker-friendly alarm clock kit, based around an block of five ultrabright red 2.3″ character height alphanumeric displays. Read more »

Richard James came up with the idea of controlling a 48 piece string section and a 24 strong choir by remote control, using midi controllers, lots of headphones and some remote visual cues, after being commissioned to write some pieces for the European culture congress in Poland. There was only... Read more »

I don’t know what to say about MorpHex (which Sean blogged about in August) except WOW! [Via Hack a Day] Read more »

Love Hultén‘s R-Kaid-6 packs the Maximus Arcade MAME frontend, and cooly, you can stack the controllers on top of the console when you’re not playing. [Via Geeky Gadgets] Read more »

I love the detail in this horse, created by Tim Goddard, whose impressive Mars Curiosity Rover has been featured here in the past. (I also love his Mustaneer Star Wars diomara!) Read more »

Der Exot is the resurrection of a project monochrom started as early as 1997: a mobile robot with a mounted camera that can be controlled via web interface. But that’s tricky. If too many people try to control the robot at the same time it is counter-productive. Der Exot would... Read more »