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What An AI Nose Knows

What An AI Nose Knows

Make:cast #21 – Benjamin Cabé Like many of us during Covid-19, Benjamin Cabé was baking sourdough bread but he was at home in France. He wondered how he might tell if his dough was done proofing. He began working on an artificial nose that uses physical sensors to detect gas but also uses machine learning […]

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The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

Guido Burger is the CO2 Tech Guru. He has been working on all aspects of CO2 devices used indoors to give feedback on room ventilation. Last year, he wrote the cover story, CO2 Traffic Light, for Make: Germany and since then he’s continued improving the device. In this video, he explains why monitoring CO2 is important and shows us the components of a CO2 device and guides us through the hardware and software build.

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You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

In this episode of Make:cast, Make: books editor, Patrick DiJusto talks 3D Printing with the authors of Getting Started with 3D Printing, Second Edition, Liza Wallach Kloski and Nick Kloski. Liza and Nick run HoneyPoint3D, which started in 2012 as a small 3D printing shop in Northern California. Explaining 3D printing to many people was […]

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Everything In Its Own Jar

Everything In Its Own Jar

Mark Zalme had an idea how to organize everything in clear jars that could be mounted on pegboard in his garage in Asheville, North Carolina. Over 3-4 years, he developed this idea into a product called WallWerx, a workspace organizing system.

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Make:cast – Mister Rogers, a Maker and More

Make:cast – Mister Rogers, a Maker and More

A new book out April 20 looks at the learning science that Fred Rogers used to develop an understanding of the “inner needs of children” and then construct Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to reflect those needs. The book is called “When You Wonder, You’re Learning” and its authors, Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski who are with […]

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Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

As part of a $50 million grant to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2017, the Maker Library & Innovative Learning Complex of the Future is under construction on campus. The new $17.5 million building will house a makerspace open to all students. Austin McChord is the RIT donor and I talk to him in this episode of Make:cast.

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Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.

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