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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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Jason Kridner, a software architecture manager at TI and co-founder of, shows how to program a BeagleBone to run Open-CV and face-detection algorithms. Read more »


littleBits' Synth Kit it's a series of open-source synthesizer modules, co-designed with synth legends Korg. In short, it lets kids experiment with electronic music. Read more »

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John Schimmel and Holly Cohen talk about New York City organization DIYability, which offers maker workshops focusing on tool use, collaboration, and assistive technology for disabled kids. Read more »


Dexter Industries, maker of the BrickPi shield for the Raspberry Pi, put the shield to test in this sweet Kindle-reading Lego robot. Read more »

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MAKEwithMOTO is a velcro-covered van traveling the U.S., visiting hackerspaces and maker faires. It packs 3D printers, unlocked and hackable phones, and electronic prototyping equipment, allowing visitors to design and create something and stick it on the velco if they want. Read more »

lego turing

A group of students at the Computer Science department at Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure de Lyon built a working replica of a Turing Machine out of Lego bricks Read more »

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One of the most fascinating (to me) aspects of the Maker Pro movement are the expatriates who have moved closer to the manufacturing zones. Take bunnie Huang of chibitronics, which is based in Singapore. Bunnie gave a talk on the Make: Live stage at Maker Faire New York 2013, where... Read more »