John Baichtal

John Baichtal

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

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MAKE author Bob Knetzger shows how to built a foam-cutting rig with a length of nichrome wire and a model train transformer. Read more »


Nick Johnson's circuit pattern cards feature an important circuit that you're likely to need if you're an electronics tinkerer. Read more »


Lego builder Nick V built this sweet video card -- "the PowerBuild IRON HD" with a 64-bit ABS drive! This is part of the Iron Builder competition where Lego builders compete against each other to build the most amazing models. Read more »


A L293D is a great motor driver IC used in a wide array of control boards ranging from the Bricktronics Megashield to the Adafruit motor shield. Read more »

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MAKE Magazine was named a finalist in two categories in FOLIO:'s Eddie Awards Program which celebrates excellence in magazine design. Read more »


Twin Cities Maker‘s Hack Factory will be holding a special 24-hour hackathon to raise funds for the space via Give To The Max Day, an annual fundraising day where nonprofits get their donations doubled. The hackathon begins 12am on the 14th (this Thursday) and ends the following midnight. Makers, hackers,... Read more »


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