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Amanda S

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YouMagine is an online community of 3D printing enthusiasts, and in order to improve their service and offerings, they conducted a survey of just over 500 of th
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ciprian moloci

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Very useful tool for all the makers out there
 
Really useful tool for all the makers out there
The creators of the 3D drawing pen known as the 3DSimo are back again, and this time they have a new device called the 3DSimo Mini. The device is smaller, of course, but it also serves as a foam cutter, a burn tool, and a soldering iron.
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ciprian moloci

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This project is very environmentally beneficial, as it takes a dead battery and turns them into a new one, preventing the creation of electronic waste...
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I found to my dismay that alkaline dry cells did not contain a carbon rod when I needed one for my electrolysis station (https://plus.google.com/photos/+YuanLiuTheDoc/album/6153500145876944785?sqi=118155617276327496151). Buying Zinc-carbon dry cells is pretty hard in the U.S. I only find them in dollar store. 
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Bryan Barnes

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imagine 4500 farad cap in your solar powered project... O_O 1 sunny day could run more Arduinos for weeks.... or much much longer....
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That is amazing. No doubt, the future of energy storage.
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Make a LED Matrix Sound Machine #Arduino 
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/29/make-a-led-matrix-sound-machine-arduino-musicmonday/

From instructables user madshobye:

Creating emergent patterns that can be converted into sounds fascinates me. So this is my first experiment in building an arduino platform for creating such patterns. This version uses a Gameduino as its sound processor and uses particles that bounces around on a led matrix as the interactive sound generators.
https://vimeo.com/50855028 
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banana pi all product demo at foxconn , foxconn now are banana pi partner , and will help banana pi team to do more good product 
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Yuan LIU

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The first one (yellow) had the rear valve's diaphragm off base.  Additionally, the O-ring on the bi-directional valve had lost grease sealing.  The second one (blue) had the front valve pulled off and its O-ring jammed between its stopper and the shaft.  Some Vaseline and 30 minutes after, both pumps are back in working order.  Net profit?  $8 in replacement value.  In manufacturing value, perhaps $2, minus materials cost.

Really?  I most probably did not make minimum wage.

A college roommate of mine was a graduate student in Columbia University many years ago when he saw some dull drill bits in the lab and took care to sharpen them. He was very proud of tooling skills that he picked up after high school when Chairman Mao shut down China's universities and ordered the youth to "be reeducated by workers and peasants."  When he was busy showing off his accomplishment in the lab, his professor walked up and offered this: "I didn't pay you to sharpen drills."

Well, I don't have the pride of hand skills - of which I have none.  And even though the owner of these pumps, www.ClimateChangeEducation.org, couldn't claim that they didn't pay me to repair pumps - nor could they claim that they paid me to, for this is all on volunteer time, I am sure that Jim would rather my time be spent on actually improving the educational infrared hacks that his collaboration with my +Hackerlings have produced.  The pumps were used in public exhibitions where we showcased our collaboration.  The yellow pump had been lousy from the beginning.  In the most recent show, the blue one also faltered.

To Jim, replacing these pumps is too low a cost.  But to me, this is one opportunity to learn something about mechanics and product design.  If I hadn't opened these pumps, I wouldn't have known that, simple as they are, there are different mechanisms to construct - and techniques to produce them.  This reminds me of Mark Frauenfelder's first handmade wooden spoon described in his Made by Hand: Searching for Meaning in a Throwaway World.  All these simple builds add up to one's skills.  That is where I find value in my time.

And hoarding skills is not purely a selfish endeavour.  If, for example, the next time a pump - even a replacement unit, failed during a live show, I can fix it on the spot in two minutes.  How much would that be worth?
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I've trashed seals using Vaseline on them. Initially it works great, but after a while Vaseline attacks the seal material. It does take quite some time. There are a number of products on the market engineered to work as seal lubricant. Some interestingly enough are even petroleum based. But being as I've already had trouble with petroleum jelly myself I tend to be biased towards the silicone synthetics myself now.
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Andrew Arace

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beach/concert blanket.

Outdoor blanket from Target
Adafruit GEMMA v2
4 Adafruit Neopixels
Li-po battery
Conductive thread
4-wire 24awg spool from nearby going-out-of-business RadioShack

I broke the seams of the edging, and threaded the wire through 3 sides of the blanket, and re-sewed the seams.
I came up with a creative conductive thread to solid wire connection by sewing down a wire, and used 3 wires of the 4 strand for power and data.

I found a http://thingiverse.com design for a sewable diffuser, and printed them at http://shapeways.com on their new elasto plastic.

I settled on a burning candle color, and have been experimenting with flicker to simulate flame.

I may add some touch controls for color/mode, but I had to get it ready for a trip to Tanglewood (Massachusetts performance center) this week. 

Diffuser:
https://www.shapeways.com/product/QYANVHASX/sewable-diffuser-dome-for-adafruit-neopixels
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How To Make Smart Phone Controlled Power Strip Using Arduino
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/29/how-to-make-smart-phone-controlled-power-strip-using-arduino/


Control your power source while your away from home with a smart phone controlled power strip. via instructables

Smart Home Power Strip is an android and/or iDevice controllable plug outlet. You can turn the individual outlets by taping a button from your gadgets. I spend about $32 making this project.



Read more https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/29/how-to-make-smart-phone-controlled-power-strip-using-arduino/
#Arduino   #Android   #tutorial  
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Boian Mitov

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BeagleCore is raising funds for BeagleCore - 100% Open Source IoT device on Kickstarter! Miniaturized computer module for industrial or commercial applications covering all core features of BeagleBone Black.
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John Shovic

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New Kickstarter for hackers and makers! 33% Funded in first day!  Sense more things and control batteries, solar panels and POWER!  8 GPIO I2C based Extender Board and a Quad Power Management Board for your #raspberrypi/#arduino 
http://www.switchdoc.com/2015/06/new-kickstarter-launched-gpio-extender-and-quad-power-management-i2c/
Really, Really Useful I2C Breakout Boards for Raspberry Pi/Arduino. GPIO Extender and Quad Power Management. Very cool boards!
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Me too! It scares me!
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Marco Schwartz

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Hello folks! I shared a new article on my blog dedicated to open-source hardware products prototyping. In this one, I wrote about the flow that I use to create new open-source hardware projects. Enjoy!
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ciprian moloci

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The 60's and 70's were the golden age of electronic kit building. The novice had a great many educational kits to choose from that taught basic skill...
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Now that's hobby electronics.
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Amanda S

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There are few toys as beloved across the world as the brick building sets made by LEGO. Since the 1940s when a Dutch company started selling the early precursor
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Cool, I kind of bummed it is not printing actual legos...
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Gilles Saindon

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Car camping for me, means using the car as a tent.
Fold down the seats, use some foam and sleeping bags.
To take care of the bugs, I fit netting in my moonroof held by the trim, and sandwich more netting in the door.
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+Jordan Cohen I agree. I've used this method several times. The set up and tear out can be very quick. I've been pulling my trim off to secure the netting on the moonroof, but my son suggested that I leave the trim and use pipe foam from plumbing to secure the net. I'm going to explore. 
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Yari D'areglia

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X-ray of a real iOS Application: In this article I write about building an iOS application. You can find technical details, starting from custom design to iCloud! Enjoy ;)
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Juanjo Ciruelos

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Let's call him Theseus or Icarus.
I'll borrow it with your permission, needed a new look. u.u 
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Adafruit Industries
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➥ Raspberry Pi  - 
 
 
Make a Piolin with #RaspberryPi and #Arduino #MusicMonday
https://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/29/make-a-piolin-with-raspberrypi-and-arduino-musicmonday/

From instructables user coventrymakerspace:

Hi! John from Coventry Makerspace here! When we were kindly given five Raspberry Pis by Instructables, I came up with the idea of using one to create a unique musical instrument. Using some salvaged wood and electrical components, plus a few other bits and bobs, I created the Piolin!

Read morehttps://blog.adafruit.com/2015/06/29/make-a-piolin-with-raspberrypi-and-arduino-musicmonday/
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Guillermo Amaral (gamaral)

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Want to see how you can add bluetooth support to your car stereo for under $10 USD? #Hack
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+duane a DIY
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