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You Find Makers in the Strangest Places, or My Dentist Built the Squelette Amp

You Find Makers in the Strangest Places, or My Dentist Built the Squelette Amp

I was at my prosthodontist’s office the other day getting some work done and the conversation turned to what I do for work. I told my dentist, Vu Huynh, DMD that I worked as a Web Producer for MAKE magazine. He almost dropped the cheek clamps (not a real thing…). He’s a subscriber and a […]

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Meet The Makers: Death Defying Pedal Car Figure 8 Races

Meet The Makers: Death Defying Pedal Car Figure 8 Races

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1N-cEsRPUA&w=560&h=315] The members of the Fun Bike Unicorn Club are bringing Death Defying Figure 8 Pedal Car Races to Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. Inspired by old-school pedal carts, the club started building and of course the desire to race followed. In the spirit of healthy, and perhaps reckless, competetion, The Unicorns will be […]

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Circuit Skills: Perfboard Prototyping, sponsored by Jameco Electronics

Circuit Skills: Perfboard Prototyping, sponsored by Jameco Electronics

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3ApzmyjzE&hl=en&start=0&fs=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18] [Note: Jameco is currently offering all the parts I used in this video as a perfboard prototyping kit — just add wire & solder. ] When you think “DIY electronics,” one of the first images that likely comes to mind is of parts and wire soldered to a standard piece of perforated circuit […]

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