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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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Make a DIY television with the ability to display broadcast TV programs. It will also play movies with the help of a Raspberry Pi microcontroller serving as media center! Read more »

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If you were dying to learn about Arduinos last September, the place to be would have been Maker Faire, at the Electronics Stage, where my colleague Andrew Terranova taught four crowds of visitors what those handy microcontrollers were all about. Read more »

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This Lego Mindstorms robot automatically switches a quadrotor's battery pack, extending its flying time without the operator having to intervene. Read more »

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Two projects featured at Maker Faire caught my eye because, well, I'm obsessed with LED displays right now. It turns out they have cool software in common. Read more »

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Miguel Valenzuela created a series of computer controlled beats by placing a stepper motor on a guitar's pickup. Read more »

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Don Coleman demonstrates using both Adafruit's and Seeed Studio's NFC shields to read Near-Field Communication (NFC) tags. Read more »

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uFactory's uArm is equipped with a vacuum pump and solenoid valve, allowing it to lift even heavy things like a can of soda Read more »

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