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MOSI/MISO and 140 Years Of Wrong

MOSI/MISO and 140 Years Of Wrong

Look on the circuit board of nearly any electronic device made since the 1980s. If the device intelligently transmits or receives data, you’re likely to find the acronyms MOSI and MISO silkscreened onto the PCB. Rather than indicating a source of salty soy soup, those letters stand for Master Out/Slave In, and Master In/Slave Out. […]

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10 Tips for Making Great Build Videos

Before you get started making videos to document your DIY adventures, snag some solid build-video advice from an old pro.

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Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam

Open Source Hardware Documentation Jam

The jam is a 3-day workshop to improve OSHW documentation practices: The power of open source hardware lies in the ability to build upon others’ work and good documentation is the key to making this happen. We believe that documentation best practices can increase contributions to open source hardware projects significantly. For this reason, we […]

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Instructions for the Theo Jansen Strandbeest

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 10, Gakken, Documentation

We’re very happy to nominate Gakken for this year’s Documentation Makey. Gakken is a huge publishing company that’s been around for over sixty years producing educational materials and kits like the Denshi blocks they brought to market in the 70s. We’ve been carrying their Otona no Kagaku (Adult Science) mook and kit combos in the […]

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Wii nunchuck controlled beanbag chair

At Maker Faire, we saw loads of really cool projects. The BeanCat was a clever one, a skid steer chair controlled by a Wii Nunchuck held by the user in a bean bag chair. The Beancat is an all-wheel drive, battery powered bean bag chair, controlled by a Wii nunchuk. Getting a drink from the […]

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