Road? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!
Adafruit Academy updated with LEDs, Knitting machine hacks & more @ Adafruit.
NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Busting Teenage Partying with a Fluksometer, SushiBot! & MAKE.
Build your own USB to Serial dongle @ Hack-a-day.
ASK AN ENGINEER 4/9/2011 @ Adafruit.
Turn Your iOS Device into an Oscilloscope @ MAKE.
Android skips uncanny valley – fills in at the office for you @ Hack-a-day.
Laser etched iPad @ Adafruit.
Wicked robosculptures @ MAKE.
Will this mouse get me kicked out of the coffee shop? @ Hack-a-day.
Modularity and community fuel open source hardware innovation @ Adafruit.
Jeri Ellsworth and Short Circuit #1 @ MAKE.
Motion detecting cat toy @ Hack-a-day.
Send a message… @ Adafruit.
Pneumatic exoskeleton makes lifting a breeze @ MAKE.
iPod laser pointer @ Hack-a-day.
Way Back In Time…
J. Presper Eckert, inventor of the ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer, otherwise known as the first all-purpose fully electronic computer, dubbed the “Giant Brain” by newspapers at the time of its unveiling. Several of its vacuum tubes failed every day, rendering it inoperable half of the time. Nonetheless, it was in use by the U.S. military for nearly a decade, until its retirement in 1955.
On April 12, 1633, Galileo’s second trial for his heliocentric beliefs began. Galileo was found guilt of heresy and spent the remainder of his life under house arrest. It was while under house arrest that he considered some of what is considered his best work, including Two New Sciences, which formed the groundwork for kinematics and strength of materials.
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Learn resistor values with Mho’s Resistance or get the best electronics calculator for engineers “Circuit Playground” – Adafruit’s Apps!
Maker Business — The Essential Guide to Electronics in Shenzhen
Wearables — Lithium Batteries: a soft touch goes a long way
Electronics — Capacitor Polarity Markers
Biohacking — Can Gizmos Cure Insomnia? – The New Yorker
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