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    Community Feedback 08

    Following a recent discussion on preferred Linux distributions, Felix weighs in on what works for him. Among the distros he discusses with Karen are Arch, OpenSuse, Ubuntu, and Debian. He talks about what it took to get him where he is and his transformation from Linux Evangelist to OS Agnostic

    Community Feedback 07

    Ben and Karen answer questions from Community Members about Raspberry Pi.  Topics include the  use of differential signals such as PCI Express Lanes for adding a GPU; the GPIO, IO, and the Linux Device Tree Overlay requirements to power an old portable DVD screen with your Raspberry Pi.

    Community Feedback comes from robertmcgoniglejr and d3angc !

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    Community Feedback 06
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    Community Members make suggestions to the team as they work on their mini pinball kit. Feedback includes a suggestion for making a two player pinball machine based on a model that uses a tabletop CNC router; suggestions for adding pop bumpers, slingshots, drop targets, spinners, ramps, and habitrails; and the use of Story Mode to reach a younger audience.

    Community Feedback comes from rouverius , f5kn  , plyanthony !

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    Ben and Karen respond to feedback from Community Members give on their Super Glue Gun.  Feedback includes using a 3D pen to see how it moves the filament, using a worm gear motor from a CD drive and replacing the trigger with a solenoid actuator, using a dremel saw as a gear, and replacing metal parts with a simple post and a sleeve.

    Community Feedback comes from tm14 and 11treehugger11 !

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    Community Members make suggestions to the team as they work on their mini pinball kit.  Feedback includes using thin recesses on the table to make the ball change its directory, using an Arduino SoftTimer library for timing the PWM and bouncing, alternate ways of making the table such as taking a look at the mechanics on Stern's mini playfield for Family Guy/Shrek, and alternate ways of making the table such as optional posts between the flippers.

    Community Feedback comes from cht0026 , prampec , and grahambest !

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    Community Feedback 03
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    Ben and Karen look through suggestions from anywhere on the element14 community on a segment called Community Feedback. This segment focuses on the Super Glue Gun Build after it just got started. Suggestions include putting a "do not try this at home" warning label when attempting to hook up mains to a breadboard in front of an audience, discussing different loads with their glue gun, and an excel sheet to deal with the non-linearity of thermistors.

    Community Feedback comes from cherring , tm14  and mr_widget !

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    Community Feedback 02
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    Ben and Karen look through suggestions from the community about the Logic Board Game. Suggestions include using connections similar to snap circuits to make junctions possible and magnetic clasp to make it easier to join circuits. Another suggestion involves using a simple wire matrix connected with push pins for the circuit connection.

    Community Feedback comes from fisher0251 and DAB!

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    It turns out there is a lot more to pinball than whacking and hitting things so you can arbitrarily get points. There are actual storylines, evolving through gameplay, with angles and mechanisms more complicated than you might realize. The plan is to make templates that allow you to add your own customization. If you're not familiar with how pinball games work, go to your local arcade, find a pinball game you like, and look at the mechanisms that are in there that you enjoy.

     

    Community Feedback comes from dougw  and f5kn !

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