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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. 2011
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
Information Pioneers: Ada Lovelace @ Adafruit. MakerBot achieves self-replication, prints MakerBot offspring @ MAKE. Printing with pressure @ Hack-a-day. 2009
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
MemPot & x0xb0x video @ Adafruit. “Manhattan Style” circuit building @ MAKE. CNC solder paste/pick n place @ Hack-a-day. 2006
Bar code quilt @ MAKE. Aux input for Bose SoundDock @ Hack-a-day. 2005
Happy 17 millionth Flickr! @ MAKE. Electric Starter Powered Kart @ Hack-a-day. 1938
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
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. 1896
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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