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!


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.


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.


3D Printed Makerbot
Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace @ Adafruit. MakerBot achieves self-replication, prints MakerBot offspring @ MAKE. Printing with pressure @ Hack-a-day.


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


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


Make 667
MemPot & x0xb0x video @ Adafruit. “Manhattan Style” circuit building @ MAKE. CNC solder paste/pick n place @ Hack-a-day.


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


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


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.


von Békésy’s ear
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.



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.

Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.

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Maker Business — Despite multiple bankruptcies, RadioShack continues to find ways to keep the lights on

Wearables — Molding with glue

Electronics — A few words on inductor resistance

Biohacking — Running Blades

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