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Experimenter iPhone app
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The Experimenter iPhone app is chock full of timeless backyard science experiments. Sure, you could troll YouTube and find similar material, but the folks at Cramzy have done all the tedious work for you. And it’s nice to have everything in one simple interface. Each experiment is fun, entertaining, and sure to spark interest in those lucky enough to participate. None of the materials in the 14 experiments are too exotic and most should be available from your local corner market. The video demonstrations are well done and each comes with an appropriate safety precaution. Be warned that this app is video intensive and weights in at a whopping 240MB. [via @gigamegawatts]

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10 thoughts on “Experimenter iPhone app

  1. I’m confused!?! Not to be a maker snob, but is not the iphone one of the most proprietary of proprietary devices out there? Why would Make endorse the use of that thing?

    1. I’m confused, too. Are you saying you are a “maker snob”? Since “maker” and “snob” are the antithesis of each other they should cancel each other out, so I’d suggest we move on to your next question. Make itself is not endorsing anything here. This is something that was suggested to me to be of interest to the Make community. I investigated it and found that it was indeed interesting, so I decided to share it here. As for the iPhone, it exists whether it’s open or not. I’m not going to ignore something just because it’s proprietary. In fact, some would suggest that it being proprietary means that it’s more of a challenge. If you’d like to learn more on the subject, I would suggest picking up a copy of iPhone Hacks. You can find a copy at http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596516642/

    2. That’s the platform on which the software runs. Not all of us want to have EVERY piece of kit we own to be openable and hackable. I do want SOME of my things to actually work and work well. My iPhone might be proprietary, but you’ll need an army to pry it from my hands. If, someday, a platform comes along that comes even a little close to matching the quality and functionality of my iPhone (and, no, Google’s offerings aren’t even close), I might switch. Until then, thanks to Make for pointing this app. 99 cents well spent!

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