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I made a fabric pressure sensor today. It’s been a while since I made one of these.This one is 6″ x 6″ with about 1″ resolution. I will be testing the feasibility of making a big one… really big! 6 foot by 6 foot! We shall see. (read more)
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We love the idea of customized bachelor party cake for a soon-to-be-married maker. When Tim Bartlett, Ethan Hartman, and a handful of other DIY electronics initiates found themselves faced with the challenge of hosting a bachelor party, they spent their party planning time scheming up a very memorable feature of the night.
…This is a case of knowing your audience: my friend Matt is deeply involved in the world of creative DIY electronics, and appreciates a good (ie. terrible) pun. So for Matt’s bachelor party, fellow groomsman Ethan and I arranged for a stripper to pop out of a cake — but in this case, it was a wire stripper (an electrician’s tool) animated by a jumble of electronics, in a cake which we built.
After dinner, we lit the candles on the cake (it was also Matt’s birthday), and in the dim light of the BBQ joint, the illusion was convincing.(read more)
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