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FIRST robotics competition to feature Kinect-powered robots | The ...

FIRST robotics competition to feature Kinect-powered robots | The ... | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
2500 teams of students will have the opportunity to build a remote-controlled Kinect-powered robot over the next six weeks. The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)...
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techJOYnT offers students a place to tinker, create, learn robotics - NewsOK.com

techJOYnT offers students a place to tinker, create, learn robotics - NewsOK.com | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
techJOYnT offers students a place to tinker, create, learn roboticsNewsOK.comBY PAULA BURKES pburkes@opubco.com Leave a comment Kids interested in honing their abilities in basketball or soccer typically don't have to look far to find a gym or soccer...
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How-To: Fold-Up Fresnel Reflector

How-To: Fold-Up Fresnel Reflector | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Uwe Oehler has written a simple program that prints out fold-up paper templates for the conic sections that make up the reflective surface of a Fresnel mirror.
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Open Source PID Controller

Open Source PID Controller | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
I used a PID (proportional–integral–derivative) controller to regulate the temperature of my espresso maker. I wrote about it in my book, Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself.
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Why Are We Crazy for Kits?

Why Are We Crazy for Kits? | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
While we were working on our Make: Ultimate Kit Guide, we had an interesting thread of conversation on the merit of kits. Projects Editor Keith Hammond had some great, well-put points that we all agreed with.
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MAKE Volume 29: DIY Superhuman

MAKE Volume 29: DIY Superhuman | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
We have the technology (to quote The Six Million Dollar Man), but commercial tools for exploring, assisting, and augmenting our bodies really can approach a price tag of $6 million.
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Make: Online | In the Maker Shed: Robotic Arm Kit

Make: Online |   In the Maker Shed: Robotic Arm Kit | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
DIY projects, how-tos, and inspiration from the workshops and minds of geeks, makers, and hackers @ the Make: Magazine blog...
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MAKE | Cubelets Modular Robotics System

MAKE | Cubelets Modular Robotics System | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Cubelets are a robotic construction system from Modular Robotics. Using color coded cube modules, a maker can create a robot from snap together pieces that contain sensors, logic circuits, or “actions”.
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Learn the Benefits of Hand Tools to DIY Enthusiasts | Duck River ...

The benefits that hand tools and power tools provide cannot be underestimated and not long after the introduction of hand tools that people started using them for shaping, repairing, and fabricating. Over the years, it has ...
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SparkFun's Free Day 2012 Is Coming January 11th! - Wired (blog)

SparkFun's Free Day 2012 Is Coming January 11th! - Wired (blog) | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Wired (blog)SparkFun's Free Day 2012 Is Coming January 11th!
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An Aussie Maker Faire

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Austrailia’s very first Maker Faire is happening next Saturday, January 14th, at the Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne.
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Maker Faire: Events filled with DIY projects, science, demos, recycling, entertainment, and fun

Maker Faire: Events filled with DIY projects, science, demos, recycling, entertainment, and fun | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Join your fellow Makers at the Maker Faire! Like a science fair, the Maker Faire will have lots of DIY tech projects from the magazine and elsewhere.
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How Women Are Leading The Effort To Make Robots More Humane ...

For example, Arduino seems expected to find a approach into an communication pattern plan or a fighting robot. LilyPad seems some-more expected to find a approach into a intelligent and manageable textile.” ...
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Raspberry Pi's Gertboard expansion board already works (video) - Geek

Raspberry Pi's Gertboard expansion board already works (video) - Geek | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
GeekRaspberry Pi's Gertboard expansion board already works (video)Geek... option when the Raspberry Pi finally goes up for sale.
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Alt.CES: MAKE’s Take, 2012

Alt.CES: MAKE’s Take, 2012 | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
We haven’t even had a moment to work off the extra holiday flab yet and it’s already that time again: the Consumer Electronics Show! Here at MAKE, each year, we program a little thing we call alt.CES.
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Ask MAKE: Hospital Availability Toggle Switch

Ask MAKE: Hospital Availability Toggle Switch | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Phil asks:
A geek friend of mine suffered a stroke last week and will be in a rehabilitation hospital for a few weeks. His room has WiFi in it.
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MAKE Interviews MakeIt Labs’ Adam and Joe About Shutdown

MAKE Interviews MakeIt Labs’ Adam and Joe About Shutdown | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Hackerspaces have been flying under the radar for a few years, but now it seems as if they’re starting to encroach on the public consciousness in both good and bad ways.
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DON’T MISS IT! Make: Live is Broadcasting

DON’T MISS IT! Make: Live is Broadcasting | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
We’re broadcasting shortly! It’s our season two premiere, and we’ll take a peek at projects from the new MAKE Volume 29, learn about an innovative dog toy, and hang out together live in the chat.
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Make: Online | Steam-powered record player

Make: Online |   Steam-powered record player | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
DIY projects, how-tos, and inspiration from the workshops and minds of geeks, makers, and hackers @ the Make: Magazine blog...
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Maker Faire is a big hit!

Maker Faire is a big hit! | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
A big thanks to Matt, Aaron and son, the Starks and the Turner family for helping work the KCRS booth at Maker Faire. We met many interesting people viewing our robots.
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tech-tutes: AVR Studio 5 – What do you say about it?

tech-tutes: AVR Studio 5 – What do you say about it? | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Working with AVR microcontrollers?
Atmel has released AVR Studio 5.
An introductory review on AVR Studio 5.
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sanju's comment, January 13, 2012 9:50 AM
Thanks for sharing it here. Some of posts re also at www.electrobucket.com
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scrubber robot from old stuff............ - Instructables

scrubber robot from old stuff............ - Instructables | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
I just realised I head everything in my house to build one of those bristle bots......very funny indeed.....
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Beating Heart Headband (video)

Beating Heart Headband (video) | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
In this episode of Becky’s Workshop, learn to make a headband that glows with your heart beat. First construct a stretchy headband from brocade and grosgrain ribbon, then embed the circuit boards and clip the sensor to your ear.
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youngmakersprogram

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The Young Makers Program intends to connect like-minded young people with adult mentors and fabricators and to organize opportunities for kids to dream up and develop projects for Maker Faire each year. We encourage kids to develop projects based on their own interests and ideas. Projects have included furniture that doubles as a hamster habitat, a fire-breathing dragon, a seesaw water pump, an animatronic galloping horse, and a mobile spy camera.
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Sony PS3 & Xbox 360 Combo Mod

Sony PS3 & Xbox 360 Combo Mod | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
The point of this pod isn’t really to save space, but for the challenge of gutting a console and rebuilding it (something Ben Heck has been doing for years).
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