2 fun new things in the MAKE: Store

The MAKE store just added a couple fun items —

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MiniPOV v2 Kit – Inexpensive Persistence of Vision
A second generation of original MiniPOV, Adafruit Industries upgraded this toy to make it easier for people to build: no microcontroller-programming device is needed, and the source code is in C not assembly. And it includes high quality PCBs and LEDs. The MiniPOV v2 project was designed as an ideal starting place for anyone who wants to: learn how to solder; learn how to assemble simple kits; learn how to program microcontrollers; and make blinky stuff. – Link.

TV-B-Gone by Cornfield Electronics
Your TV-B-Gone universal remote control fits in your pocket only has a power button that allows you to switch a TV on or off. It fits in your pocket, so that you have it handy whenever you need it wherever you go: Bars (Zap), restaurants (Zap), Laundromats (Zap, Zaaap), etc. Our MAKE team has a few clever mods we’ll posting to make super-duper TV-B-Gones, so pick one up and get ready! – Link.

Visit the MAKE store – Link.

8 thoughts on “2 fun new things in the MAKE: Store

  1. Oracle1729 says:

    Instead of the TV-B-Gone, I would suggest http://www.qualitychinagoods.com/mini-universal-remote-control-spare-battery-p-209.html

    As well as turning off any TV, it will let you change the channel or control the volume. It’s also only $6 shipped vs $23 for the TV-B-Gone.

  2. philliptorrone says:

    oracle, i havent bought/tried anything from “quality china goods” have you? how was their service? what was the range? can you mod it?

  3. Oracle1729 says:

    Phil, the person who runs quality china goods, Dae, is very active in the CandlePowerFourms.com site. That site has a lot of positive reviews of the site and its products. Shipping is generally very fast considering it comes from China and is so cheap.

    I actually discovered CPF through the make blog, it’s been mentioned here a few times. CPF is a great maker community, they’re flashlight enthusiasts who do a lot of mods and custom builds.

    I haven’t really tested the range, but it’s about what you’d expect from a cheap universal remote at Target. I don’t think it can be modded. Can the TV-B-Gone? Modding is a fairly broad term, I’m sure you could could use it as the basis of a stuffed bear remote or something like that.

  4. philliptorrone says:

    oracle – ok, ive never ordered anything from them – but i will once im in one spot, id like try their ir remote.

    as far as mods go, make is working with the inventor of the tv-b-gone, so we’ll add super powered leds to battery boosters….

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