John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

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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 Sup√©rieure de Lyon built a working replica of a Turing Machine out of Lego bricks Read more »

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 »

"Zero to Maker" author David Lang explains the origins of the OpenROV project, which created an open-source DIY submersible, in essence a tethered underwater drone that you can build yourself from a kit. Read more »


Exceptional Hardware Software Meeting #2, aka EHSM, has issued a call for proposals in preparation of their June convention. This time it's held in a particle physics laboratory! Read more »


Ben Katz' ferociously cool all-terrain scooter is a Terminator-esque monstrosity of milled steel, shock absorbers, and knobby rubber tires. Read more »


News and information from the world of hackerspaces! Read more »