…And an update for Citizen Engineer fans, our “Open source DIY non-lethal LED weaponry” was what we were calling Citizen Engineer volume 02, but – we decided to release it without that title. Why? Late this year (2009) a book by David Douglas, Greg Papadopoulos and John Boutelle called “Citizen Engineer, A handbook for socially responsible engineering” was released. It’s a good book and you should check it out. We figured those guys would be promoting their book and this was our way of helping them out, so we just made our video non-Citizen Engineery. In 2010 we’ll resume our video series, comic book and coloring book.
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