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How-To: Map proprietary connectors

Dan Reetz hates it when manufacturers make up a proprietary connector when there are viable standard alternatives, so he gave the Casio EX-FH100 shutter release/video/USB cable what it had coming: a good hack. The process is abstracted enough to take this technique to another situation, and his tutorial is funny,... Read more »

Skill Set: Soldering

It all starts with soldering. Over the years, we’ve been on something of a mission to teach soldering to all of our readers and we hope we’ve encouraged some of you to take the plunge. If not, now’s the time! It’s really not hard to do. It just takes a... Read more »

Introducing Make: Skill Sets

In the past, we’ve run monthly themes on the site (e.g. Earth Sciences, Alt.Transportation, Citizen Science). This year, we’re going to do a series of monthly “Make: Skill Sets” (special articles and projects and round-ups of existing projects and posts designed to teach basic competency in a discipline). To coincide... Read more »