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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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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 »


Vince Hogg's super sweet pan and tilt system for his oct-rotor. It weighs only 900 grams including the camera, carbon rods, iPower 4008-150 gimbal motors, AlexMos motor controller and mounting bracket. Read more »


Check out this lovely video that details the project, part of Driven, a video series at Mens Journal. Read more »


October is power supply month! For the rest of the month, we'll be posting about ways to utilize or create power supplies for your projects. Read more »