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How to Use a Breadboard - Learn.SFE

How to Use a Breadboard - Learn.SFE | Makers | Scoop.it
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For those of you that are new to electronics this discription of breadboard has great photos and descriptions.

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The Art of Tinkering | The Tinkering Studio

The Art of Tinkering | The Tinkering Studio | Makers | Scoop.it
After years of developing activities, workshops, and quirky experiments in this spirit we call “tinkering,” we decided it was time to collect our thoughts, ideas, philosophies, and the friends we've made along the way, and put it all together in a...
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Another fun, must have book from the Exploratorium. My copy is pre-ordered! Can't wait...

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WaterColorBot Software and Documentation | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

WaterColorBot Software and Documentation | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories | Makers | Scoop.it
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Don't tell Cammie, this is what she's getting for Christmas. You'll be able to watch it paint and have it paint your own pictures in our new maker space. www.WillowGlenMakers.org

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How to: Super Simple Self-Balancing Robot Tutorial | Hack N Mod

How to: Super Simple Self-Balancing Robot Tutorial | Hack N Mod | Makers | Scoop.it
Since the introduction of the segway, DIYers have been building their own self-balancing transportation devices.  Before you go off and build a full-size
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$20 Small CNC using ATtiny2313

3 old floppy drives + Attiny2313 + SN754410 + Mach3
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I knew I was saving all those old floppy drives for something.

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DIY Hacks & How To's: Laser Tripwire

No security system is complete without lasers. We have all seen movies where the main character has to get past a high tech security system and there is alwa...
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Another fun, easy Make club project with a good take home.

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Hacking the future: Clare Sutcliffe at TEDxBrighton

Hacking the future: Clare Sutcliffe at TEDxBrighton | Makers | Scoop.it
Clare Sutcliffe talks about the importance and economic benefits of teaching the next generation of children to be code literate and how we can go about teac...
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We must get our kids programming...

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Maker - A Documentary on the Maker Movement

Maker - A Documentary on the Maker Movement | Makers | Scoop.it

"MAKER" IS A FEATURE-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY ON THE MAKER MOVEMENT AND ITS IMPACT ON SOCIETY, CULTURE AND ECONOMICS IN THE U.S.


Via ManufacturingStories
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Can Willow Glen Makers be in this movie?

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How to Make an Electronics Project that Works

How to Make an Electronics Project that Works | Makers | Scoop.it
What I want to say here is really quite simple. It is simply this, keep it simple. But I want to build a complicated project you say. To that I reply ...
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Divide and conquer. It applies to circuits too!

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Component of the Month: Transformer

Component of the Month: Transformer | Makers | Scoop.it
November is Transformer month, and we'll be featuring blog posts about those handy components used for transforming voltage. Read more on MAKE
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Get to know this work horse component, the transformer.

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3D Printing: 3D Print A Solderless Circuit Board

3D Printing: 3D Print A Solderless Circuit Board | Makers | Scoop.it
Experimental circuit boards can be easily made with a 3D printer. They can be made at the same size and thickness as a standard 1/16 thick, through-h...
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This is a good idea for simple circuit prototyping. You can design and print your finished product that includes its own circuit board. The LED flash light with touch switch that we're building in Willow Glen Makers comes to mind.

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Heirloom Chemistry Set

This is the chemistry set you always wanted as a kid but either didn't get it or you got stuck with some cheap plastic wannabe.
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He's right, this is the set I always wanted as a kid. I'm certain Willow Glen Makers needs it. I'm putting it on the list.

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Does this LED sound funny to you? | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

Does this LED sound funny to you? | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories | Makers | Scoop.it
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Flicker LEDs; Great info, photos and a high power hack:

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LDR Circuit Diagram - Build Electronic Circuits

LDR Circuit Diagram - Build Electronic Circuits | Makers | Scoop.it
This simple LDR circuit diagram shows how you can use the light dependent resistor to make a light turn on when it gets dark.
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I'll be teaching a couple of beginner electronic classes in the next week. This is a good variation of the circuits we will be working on.

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xinhe feng

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Read all of the posts by xinhe feng on Making Toys
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Xinhe has a couple of good maker projects; Simon Say and her small instrument. She also mentions "The Grid" if you scroll down.

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Secret to Learning Electronics - Fail and Fail Often

Start making mistakes if you want to learn electronics.
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Jeri's tips for learning electronics...

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SANTIAGO MINI MAKER FAIRE 2013

Ya puedes obtener tu entrada para la Santiago Mini Makerfaire 2013. Es GRATIS! El 23 y 24 de Noviembre, con mas de 130 makers, invitados internacionales, y m...
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This video shows the universal language of making. No translation needed.

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Weekend Projects Hangouts On Air - "Drawdio" Musical Pencil LIVE Today at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET

Weekend Projects Hangouts On Air - "Drawdio" Musical Pencil LIVE Today at 3:00pm PT/6:00pm ET | Makers | Scoop.it
Join us at the scheduled time for our fifth Weekend Projects Hangouts On Air. We'll be talking with Jay Silver, maker of the Drawdio and MaKey MaKey musical invention kit.
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Another project with Maker club potential.

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LED Flasher Circuit Project for Kids

LED Flasher Circuit Project for Kids | Makers | Scoop.it
This is a great project to do with your kids, grandchildren, students, etc. It's a small circuit that uses a battery to light up two alternating flashing LEDs. My kids who are five and seven loved ...
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This is a great starter circuit. I'll be using it in my Young Makers Club: Willow Glen Makers.

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The First Transistor - The Beginning of the Microelectronics Revolution

The First Transistor - The Beginning of the Microelectronics Revolution | Makers | Scoop.it
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The first one usually isn't the prettiest one

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Ask LH: Are DIY Projects Possible In A Small Living Space?

Ask LH: Are DIY Projects Possible In A Small Living Space? | Makers | Scoop.it
Dear Lifehacker, I love DIY projects — both household and electronic — but I live in an apartment in the city, and I don’t have much...
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