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This is a great instructable from the people over at oomlout that documents their process of getting an Arduino powered robot kit to the market. There are a lot of things to consider when setting up a ‘tabletop factory’ and this is a great resource for getting started. They cover... Read more »

Congratulations to Antti Seppänen, whose Beagle Board-based robot is the winner of the first Beagle Board design contest. What’s more, Antti also created a very cool expansion board for the Beagle Board, and made the design available under a CC license: My Beagle bot required building an expansion board. Some... Read more »

In Australia QR codes are used mainly in advertisements, but check out this take-back-the-medium piece by one of the folks at Radical Cross Stitch: I’ve been working on stitching QR Codes for some time now. I’ve been doing them on regular Aida fabric (14 count mostly) and they’ve been working... Read more »

André simulates what might it might be like if the elements of a video test pattern suddenly broke rank and became free of their eternally monotonous task. It’s worth mentioning that the video was created entirely in FinalCut and the music was recorded by Penguin Cafe Orchestra. Read more »

Keeper of the Robot Room David Cook put together an excellent collection of workbench tips, covering a variety of situations and materials familiar to circuit makers out there. Even if you’re perfectly content with your current methods there’s likely at least one little trick/technique the article can show you. Great... Read more »

I say again unto you noble blog-reader – take heed of a gathering born from sonic discovery and construction, best known by its moniker “Handmade Music”. Signals will be sounded and noises will be nurtured in the name of all musical makers – and there’s gonna be free beer! See... Read more »

It’s funny how you can use a technology countless times and the knowledge of how it works can still rank somewhere between very little and zero. In the spirit of taking things apart and in the interest of getting to know everybody’s favorite media format in more intimate detail, Björn... Read more »

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