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Interesting material from the growing DIY movement involving makershops, hackerspaces and the at-home maker!
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SOLID Learning designs for robotics competitions.

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... Biomimetic Propless Submersible Propulsion · Neuroduino Neurofeedback Therapy · SOLID Learning Lessons · STEMulateOrg's World Community Grid Update – May 2012 · The #SciFund Daily Monitor Newspaper ...
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Automatic wakeboarding in a pond

Automatic wakeboarding in a pond | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
[Rick] sent in an awesome project he and his uncle [Charlie] have been working on for this summer. It’s a completely automatic wakeboarding system that tows [Charlie] and company from one end of his backyard pond and back again.
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Make your next enclosure out of stone

Make your next enclosure out of stone | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Sure, a laser-cut plywood enclosure adds a lot of maker cred, and custom plastic or cast aluminum enclosure belies an engineering and design prowess.
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Guitar is Hand-Carved Homage to Giger’s Alien

Guitar is Hand-Carved Homage to Giger’s Alien | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
More Giger alien love in the lead-up to Prometheus. Check out this awesome hand-carved guitar body, created by Gig Goldstein.
This detailed carving job took between 40 to 50 hours to complete.
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Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 01: Altoids Tin, Most Hackable Gadget

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 01: Altoids Tin, Most Hackable Gadget | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
The suggestions for nominees in the 2012 MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards are staring to come in. We have some fine candidates so far.
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Apple ][+ Teardown

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Todd Harrison of Mesa, AZ, wrote in with his teardown and restoration of a ’80s-era Apple.
The very first computer I ever used was an Apple II Plus in high school and I couldn’t get enough time on this machine.
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RepRap: Say goodby to thermistor table misery

Tired of trying to remember which thermistor table to activate in your firmware? Here's some code that calculates temperatures analytically in exactly the way that Nophead's really useful createTemperatureLookup.py program ...
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Chibikart: Rapid-Prototyping a Subminiature Electric Go-Kart Using Digital Fabrication and Hobby Components

Chibikart: Rapid-Prototyping a Subminiature Electric Go-Kart Using Digital Fabrication and Hobby Components | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Chibikart! is a very small yet powerful and maneuverable 2WD electric go-kart that you can build using off-the-shelf industrial and hobby components a...
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Scratch-build garden nursery uses Arduino monitoring

Scratch-build garden nursery uses Arduino monitoring | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Starting your garden indoors helps to ensure large yields. This is because the plants get a head start before it’s warm enough for them to be put in the ground.
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SME Conference Focuses on 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing

SME Conference Focuses on 3D Printing, Additive Manufacturing | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
SME Conference Focuses on 3D Printing, Additive ManufacturingCircuits AssemblyThe event revealed that 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies are gaining in popularity and acceptance among the world's manufacturers and engineering...
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BrainTap, gaming with arthritis in mind

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As a final project in their 3rd year of the University of Technology Sydney, [James] and a few classmates put together this interesting game.
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ATtiny85 sketch flashing rig

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We’re happy to see Arduino enthusiasts championing the use of smaller hardware when the need for a full-blown ATmega-based board just isn’t there. [Chris] has been doing just that, using ATtiny85 chips in his projects.
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Typical vacation locales too dull? Try a floating island!

Typical vacation locales too dull? Try a floating island! | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Private islands are relatively common, and floating islands aren't a new idea, but the super-rich are always pushing the envelope.
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SOLID Learning Elements

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Teachers say they would like the first SOLID Learning Lessons developed as small Elements for inclusion into existing classes without disruption.
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Hackerspace Happenings for June 6, 2012

Hackerspace Happenings for June 6, 2012 | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Are you a hackerspace member with an event you’d like to publicize? Send it to johnb@makezine.com or tweet me at @johnbaichtal and I’ll post it. Also feel free to subscribe to my hackerspaces Twitter list.
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Lack coffeee table & lace

Lack coffeee table & lace | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Materials: Lack coffee table & Alvine curtains Description: 1- Clean the surface 2- Use transparent wood glue which is white until it dries 3- Stick the curtains 4- Wait until dry 5- Use varnishing spray for finishing touches :-) ~ Bahar Gursoy, Turkey...
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Seattle Mini Maker Faire Robot Coin

Seattle Mini Maker Faire Robot Coin | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
The model is done now, but you need to get it into a form that your 3d printer will understand, which means converting it from the NURBS, that Rhino3d is working with, into a MESH .stl file that ReplicatorG can then convert into ...
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3D Printable Maker Playset

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Chris Krueger of Arlington Heights, IL, wrote in to share his Maker Playset
I thought I’d send along my “Maker Playset” I just finished putting together. Sure kids could play with dinosaurs or airplanes, but why not a workbench and a 3D printer!
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Radar Gun Connected to Stereo System

Radar Gun Connected to Stereo System | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
In this off-the-cuff video, MIT prof and MAKE pal Gregory Charvat shoots Nerf darts into the beam of an old X-band Doppler radar gun with its output hacked into a linear power supply, a preamp, and finally into Greg’s living room stereo system. ...
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3D Printing Electronics for Makerbot, RepRap, Cubely, Others

Need the latest electronics on your 3D printer? Want to build them yourself to save some $$$? We do, and it's always more fun to share.
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My Students and the Makerbot

Makerbot Replicator #7007 has resided in my classroom/lab for about two months now, and my students and I have learned much in the realm of “Practical Makerbotting”. As with most new things that I teach, the process of ...
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Mouth-Mounted MP3 Player Lets You Hear Beats Through Your Teeth

Mouth-Mounted MP3 Player Lets You Hear Beats Through Your Teeth | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
No headphones required: A design student creates a mouth mounted MP3 player that uses your head as a speaker.
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You Can Help Makerspaces Today

You Can Help Makerspaces Today | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Many Fabbaloo readers are members or supporters of Makerspaces - those amazing local labs offering the public the opportunity to gain low cost access to 21st century making equipment and expertise.
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Meeting the Makers - Turbine Powered Batmobile

http://makermasters.com Meet Casey Putsch, makers of a Turbine powered Batmobile. Meeting the makers of amazing projects is always interesting.
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Robot arm provides haptic feedback from the virtual world

Robot arm provides haptic feedback from the virtual world | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
[Diego] wrote in to let us know about the haptic feedback arm project with which he’s hard at work. He calls it the Vimphin, which is uses the beginning letters from the words: Virtual Manipulator Physical Interface.
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