Mini Rover Redux


This project is based on work by MAKE magazine contributor Tom Zimmerman. Tom, who was honored in 2009 as California’s Volunteer of the Year for his unpaid teaching campaign in public schools, developed the idea as a hands-on activity to accompany his talks about the Mars rover program. Basically, he... Read more »

Vinyl Cut PCB Resist


Here’s an easy technique to create a decent quality circuit board. You can design your own circuit traces, or you can find existing artwork of proven designs. There lots of ways to etch a circuit board, but all of them create a path for the electricity by preserving and removing... Read more »

Zoom H2 Hack

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  • 12/18/2012 @ 11:00 pm

For a music band, synchronous 4-track sound recording is the absolute minimal setup. Recording instruments on four discrete channels improves the sound quality and makes the master mix easy. The Zoom H2 has that (hidden) opportunity, because it can record sound from the 4 built-in microphones simultaneously. The only thing... Read more »

Using a Kinect as an Infrared Camera


The Kinect is a peripheral for the Xbox 360 console that allows a user to interact with the Xbox 360 without touching a controller. A general description of the Kinect is that it is a depth camera. This means that you can place objects in front of it, and it... Read more »