Chris Hackett, is an artist, television presenter, writer, fabricator, alternative engineer, and instructor. He is a co-founder of the Madagascar Institute, an art combine located in Brooklyn, NY.contributing editor for Popular Science Magazine, and was the host of the Science Channel’s television show Stuck with Hackett. A 2012 New York Times article, entitled “Building a better apocalypse”, described him as “something like a fabricator in chief for the Kings County D.I.Y. art set.
Fire up your soldering iron, charge up that drill, and get ready to DIY like never before! From basic wood- and metalworking projects to 3-D printing and robotic wizardry, The Big Book of Maker Skills is filled with the step-by-step guidance you need to transform any back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product that will change your life!
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.