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Time travel Tuesday #timetravel a look back at the Adafruit, maker, science, technology and engineering world


Road? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!


2012


How To Assemble the Adafruit Pi Box (video) @ Adafruit. NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Drones Jump Sharks @ MAKE. Bike alert tells drivers to back off @ Hack-a-day.


2011

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ASK AN ENGINEER @ Adafruit. How to Make Your Own Gin Without a Still @ MAKE. Two Kinects Plus One HD Projector Makes the Coolest “Snowglobe” Ever @ Hack-a-day.


2010

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Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace @ Adafruit. MakerBot achieves self-replication, prints MakerBot offspring @ MAKE. Printing with pressure @ Hack-a-day.


2009

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Arduino, XBee and The NYTimes: NewsAlarm goes wireless… @ Adafruit. Make: Projects – Thermochromic Maker’s Notebook @ MAKE. Palm Pre iPod spoofing confirmed @ Hack-a-day.


2008


USB made simple (?) @ Adafruit. Electronic Embroidery – CRAFT Video Podcast @ MAKE. RepRap universal constructor achieves self-replication @ Hack-a-day.

2007

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MemPot & x0xb0x video @ Adafruit. “Manhattan Style” circuit building @ MAKE. CNC solder paste/pick n place @ Hack-a-day.

2006

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Bar code quilt @ MAKE. Aux input for Bose SoundDock @ Hack-a-day.

2005

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Happy 17 millionth Flickr! @ MAKE. Electric Starter Powered Kart @ Hack-a-day.


1938

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The first machine to produce intelligible human-like sounds was exhibited on June 5th, 1938 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Known as “Pedro the Voder,” it was a keyboard operated spectrum-synthesis device capable of mimicking various farm animals in addition to the human voice. The inventors were Homer Dudley with Richard Riesz and Stanley Watkins. See a youtube video here.


1899

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Cochlear implant. Courtesy of the mayo clinic.
Hungarian biohysicist Georg von Békésy, was born June 3, 1899.  His studies of hearing mechanisms in mammals, in particular the coil of the cochlea along the inner ear, paved the way for the development of cochlear implants among the deaf, allowing for deaf patients to hear a limited number of sounds.


1896

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The first patent for radio was issued to Guglielmo Marconi in the United Kingdom for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus Therefor” on June 2, 1896.


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