Road? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!
We added UAVs, science and biohacking blog categories. MAKE “What’s So Awesome About Makerspaces?” and Hack-a-day “SpeechJammer puts an end to annoying speakers”.
ASK AN ENGINEER (old RCA ad). “Make: Live Episode 04: DIY Musical Instruments” with Collin & Becky. Micro audio player can hide behind a postage stamp @ Hack-a-day.
INTRUDERCHRON! Soaps that look like Petri dish cultures @ MAKE. Google your home with a roomba @ Hack-a-day.
Our TV-B-Gone video. Checkin’ In: Eccentric Genius Kaden Harris @ MAKE. Automated DVD dispenser @ Hack-a-day.
Open source hardware @ Etech (PDF) @ MAKE. Modular snake robot @ Hack-a-day.
Octopart – search engine for electronic parts… (launch!) @ MAKE. XBox 360 homebrew a comin’ @ Hack-a-day. MAKE, pt and ladyada visit the Colbert report.
MAKER FAIRE PREVIEW – Hardware hacking workshop @ MAKE. Xbox 360 hard drive adapter @ Hack-a-day.
g5 alarm clock @ Hack-a-day.
Way Back In Time…
Valentina Tereshkova, Soviet cosmonaut extraordinaire, was born on March 6, 1937. She was the first woman to fly in space. She was working in a textile factory when she was selected for her parachuting abilities and proletariat background.
Logician, mathematician and psychologist Christine Ladd- Franklin died on this day in 1930. Her theories of gradual development of color perception were integral to explaining color blindness. She was also the first American woman to complete all requirements necessary for a PhD, although her alma mater, Johns Hopkins, refused it to her at the time, waiting forty-four years to grant it to her in 1926.
The first alternating current power plant opened on March 6, 1886 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It transmitted 500 volts with power driven by a water mill until a storm damaged the plant shortly afterwards and the project was abandoned.
Alessandro Volta, inventor of the electric battery and namesake of the measure of electric potential, the volt, also died today 166 years ago. He invented the electric battery, and also studied the relationship between electrical potential (V ) and charge (Q ), discovering that for a fixed item, they’re proportional. Hence the volt.
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