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Horrible, gang – we need to work towards changing this… reuse and recycle locally, the video hits hard – “Where do the millions of computer monitors, cell phones and other electronic refuse our society generates end up? Scott Pelley reports.” 60 minutes & more. 60 Minutes is going to take... Read more »

Phil Endecott has done a bit of hacking with the Linksys NSLU2 “Slug”, the low-power network storage device which runs Linux under the hood. His SlugPower project is a switched outlet that can be controlled from the Slug. This enables his print server to power up the printer when it... Read more »

Lest anyone think that Austin Bike Zoo is taking a break after Maker Faire, here’s some footage of them at a Halloween ride: Austin Texas Critical Mass 31 October 2008 from kevin on Vimeo. (via Austin Texas Bike stuff) Read more »

I understand Maker Faire Austin is done and gone, but I’m still thinking about how much fun it was. Over the next week or 2, I’ll continue to share some highlights from the most make-tastic event Austin’s ever seen. Courtesy of Chris Connors, here’s Steve Davee at Maker Faire Austin... Read more »

Here it is!! MAKE Volume 16 – Spy Tech (m4v video). No mission is impossible when makers put their minds to it. Make Volume 16 will help you get smart with a special section on spy tech. Learn how to build and use tiny surveillance devices, and how to know... Read more »

Kill A Watt – Take apart @ SparkFun- Plug the Kill-a-watt into a standard 110V US outlet, then plug the device (like a TV, air-conditioner, computer, etc) you want to measure into the Kill-a-watt. The KAW will measure voltage, amps, watts, Hz, kWhr, and elapsed time (since plugged in). The... Read more »

In response to my posting of the DIY hobby o-scope item, Ken_S sent a link to his “Minimalist Oscilloscope 08M Project,” which uses a PICAXE 08M chip and a Nokia cellphone screen to create a… well… minimal oscilloscope. Given that he got the phone for a buck, he was able... Read more »