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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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Niklas Roy and Kati Hyyppä held a workshop around the theme of "Next Utopia" in Namur, Belgium, which they interpreted to mean transforming the participants into cyborgs with the help of a series of wearable projects they created at the event. Read more »

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In this classic video Collin Cunningham describes power supplies and walking through building a dual linear regulated power supply from a kit. Read more »

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castAR is a new crowdfunded augmented reality system built by Jeri Ellsworth and Rick Johnson. Read more »


I like this creative way of packaging up an ATX power supply that Instructables user jtmanders created. He added terminals for 5v, 3.3v, and GND, a power LED indicator, as well as a power switch Read more »


One of the scooters at World Maker Faire that caught my eye was Ben Katz' sweet scooter whose design is inspired by the Radio Flyer trike. Ben designed the tricycle around a brushless Turnigy motor, visualized the trike in Sketchup, welded, and machined the frame, and added a 40v LiFePO4... Read more »


Digital Fabber's CNC Jamboree recently held its second annual event in Long Lake Park in Lakeville, OH last month. It looked like a really cool event with demonstrations of CNC machines, classes on CBC best practices, and a show and tell of projects. Read more »


Wendy Tremayne's book "The Good Life Lab: Radical Experiments in Hands-On Living" describes the results of Tremayne's and Sklar's experiments in living a healthier and more meaningful life. Read more »


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