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Descend the stairs to find this enchanted movie replica of Elvish craftsmanship. This touch sensitive door leads not to the Mines of Moria but to a basement home movie theater. It fits evenly within the frame of the door and remains concealed in its dormant state until someone with secret... Read more »

Tom Martz of Taulman3D joined the crowds at the Midwest RepRap Fest this past weekend in Goshen, Indiana. While there, Tom took to the stage to present his company’s brand new Alloy 910, a high-strength nylon filament. Alloy 910 came about after Taulman’s corporate clients asked for a stronger nylon... Read more »

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Wilcher will be teaching one 45-minute session each weekday next week on his experience with the PSoC 4 BLE kit Read more »

Happy FabISP Making

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she progresses through the courses. In this adventure we worked... Read more »

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When it comes to transistors, I’m a fan of NPNs (versus PNPs) for their ubiquity and reliability, and because I’ve memorized many of their specifications over time. Transistors come in many types and packages, and I find myself most-often working with TO-92 package bipolar junction transistors – or BJTs. These... Read more »

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MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, enters its second year with a first: Launch Pad. A competition aimed at young new hardware startups with an actual product to demo and less than $3 million in funding, Launch Pad allows new Maker Pros to gain... Read more »

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Scottish-born designer, Dean Brown, sees strong connections between the Arts & Crafts Movement of the late 1800s – early 1900s and today’s Maker Movement. One of the visionaries behind Arts & Crafts was John Ruskin. In 1849, Ruskin wrote The 7 Lamps of Architecture, which served as something of a... Read more »