Assembly has long been emphasized as a selling point for children’s toys, from Lincoln Logs and Legos to Tinkertoys, Hexbugs, and K’nex. After all, what’s the fun in buying and playing with something that you don’t get to assemble yourself? In the latest iteration of such kits, artist and designer Tomoo Yamaji has created an elegant […]Continue Reading
When recently faced with the dauntingly tedious task of assembling my first-ever batch of electronics kits, I was lucky enough to have the ever-helpful eye of seasoned kit-maker Becky Stern close by. While observing my one-man assembly ‘process’, Becky advised a more efficient, modular assembly line technique using intermediary storage vessels. Streamlining the process left […]Continue Reading
This afternoon I arrived home to see a box on the doorstep. The return address was from the Maker Shed. That could only mean one thing: The Chumby has landed! We cracked the box and checked out the stuff inside. After going to the hypnotist show at the school and doing strange things on stage, I felt surprisingly motivated to assemble Chumby guts until long past my bedtime.
Here are some build notes. I didn’t take any photos, in large part because of the very helpful images already taken and posted to the Make Flickr PoolContinue Reading
Do i hear ‘remake’? Put that CNC router project on hold – the hot dog assembly machine could simplify all our very busy days (even more than mustardayonnaise). Anyone seen plans/schematics/Arduino code for this one?Continue Reading