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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

Latest from John Baichtal

Brian Wagner of Louisville, KY’s hackerspace LVL1 built this gear clock with the help of a Macetech Chronodot. Wanna build your own? Brian posted an Instructable showing how. Read more »

Pittsburgh hackerspace HackPGH used leftover helium from their LEAD Balloon project to facilitate another project: the Aerial Ping Pong Drop. They filled biodegradable party balloons and launched origami butterflies and ping pong balls into the atmosphere. What for, you ask? They used Egg-Bots to write a URL on each ball,... Read more »

Are you a hackerspace member with an event you’d like to publicize? Send it to [email protected] or tweet me at @johnbaichtal and I’ll post it. Also feel free to subscribe to my hackerspaces Twitter list. Hackerspace Happenings run weekly(ish) Tuesdays. Power Racing Series Kick(start)s it Up a Notch http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/nicegress/ppprs-the-power-racing-series/widget/video.html In... Read more »

Joris Peels and Artur Tchoukanov, both former i.materialise employees, have started Origo, a company which aims to develop a 3D printer for kids. Artur thought, “what would a 3D printer that would work in the home look like? What if we could make it easy enough so that kids could... Read more »

Thingiverse user Benoît Josse created this clever plastic & rubbler-band ball: A few years ago I was interested in Penultimate Modular Origami by James S. Plank folding paper into geometrical spheres. Now there’s a RapMan in my stable and paper turned into polylactic acid. This is my first printed object,... Read more »

Steve Cooley of Campbell, CA, made this super easy and cool build platform for his kids. Wow, Tinkertoy is even more awesome if you drill some holes in a board and use it as a building platform. I drilled some holes in different sizes so my kid can plug different... Read more »

First Lego League team BEBO built this claw game a pre-season project. The joystick has two motors used as rotation sensors, and controls the claw via bluetooth. [Via The NXT Step] Read more »

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