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You’ve probably already heard of, the “hyperlocal” news, information, and conferencing service created to serve cities, towns, and neighborhoods throughout the US. John Geraci, one of the co-founders of, has launched a new site called DIYcity. The idea here is to use the crowdsourcing power of the interwebs... Read more »

I love this retro/deco/steampunk-looking desk fan designer/artist Clive Batkin made from a redundant computer cooling and some copper, brass, and wood. He was inspired by the look of the heat sink fins and the overall design of the original fan. He’s got some other really nice pieces on his site,... Read more »

The problem with bleeding edge devices is that they quickly become old and irrelevant. Replaced with the latest gizmo, old smart phones and PDAs tend to find their way to a drawer or a landfill after about 2 or 3 years. It’s not that most of us want a throwaway... Read more »

At the most recent Dorkbot DC, we had a wonderful, extremely informative presentation given by Alden Hart. By day, Alden is an electrical engineer and the CTO of a technical consulting firm, by night, he messes around with LEDs and microcontrollers, especially for elaborate holiday light displays he does at... Read more »

Brennon Williams sent us a link to his blog, BW Science Labs, where he explores science and technology. I really liked this LED constellation project, but you should check out the rest of his entries – he posts about microcontrollers, basic soldering, robotics, lots of stuff! Really impressive work for... Read more »

There are only a few hours left to enter our CYBER MONDAY contest (and to also get 10% off our robot kits)… we were able to do up a quick code/sale for all our robot kits for today so have at it. It starts at 12:01 am PST 12/1/2008 and... Read more »

Charles has been messing about with scooters. This is his second crack at it with the more modestly named RazEr. At least some of the work has been done at Miters in Cambridge. The business end. The relevant power transmission implement – there is only 1 – is housed completely... Read more »


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