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2010
On Saturday of the Detroit Maker Faire, I caught an impressive project on the Make Demo Stage.  Eric Merril gave a talk on his DIY RC QuadCopter:   The i3 Detroit hackerspace member based the design for his QuadCopter on the AeroQuad project.  The rotor motors are controlled by software running on the on-board Arduino embedded system and responds to the wireless input from the RC controller:   One local blog covering the event, the urban life, further described the e ...
element14 will be sponsoring the Open Hardware Summit in NYC.  The Summit occurs on September 23rd which is the Thursday just before World Maker Faire New York weekend (where element14 will have a booth!).  If you are coming to Maker Faire, then be sure to arrive a couple days early and attend! The schedule is packed with leaders from the Open Source & DIY community such as: Limor Fried - Adafruit Industries Phil Torrone - Adafruit & Make Magazine Bruce Perens - Ope ...
Don't miss out on the special circuit hacking workshop by Mitch Altman (TV-B-Gone & Brain Machine) and Jimmie Rodgers (LoL Shield) tomorrow at Chicago's Hackerspace, Pumping Station: One: Circuit Hacking Wednesday Special Edition Wednesday, August 25th Cheers, Drew http://twitter.com/pdp7 ...
Maker Faire Detroit was filled with clever gadgets and wonderful creations.  Looking back on the event, one exhibit pops to the front of my mind - the  Sashimi Tabernacle Choir.  I first caught of glimpse of it in between performances and wondered to myself what the heck it was: However, upon my second time passing the car, the delightful assortment of electromechnical sea creatures sprung to life and danced about in rhythm with the B-52's "Lobster Rock" playing through the car ...
Hey Chicago -   Come get your electrons & solder on at Pumping Station: One’s Circuit Hacking Wednesday (2nd & 4th of the month)!   Mitch Altman presents 'Hacking Cool Things with Microcontrollers' at Maker Faire Detroit 2010   Mitch Altman (co-founder Noisebridge & TV-B-Gone inventor) and Jimmie P. Rodgers(creator of the OpenHeart & LoL Shield) will be our special guest stars on Wednesday, August-25, 7pm-10pm.   Jimmie P. Rodgers instructing makers o ...