I've been updating the kit I do Arduino Workshops with. This new lasercut box holds a bunch of Arduinos and breadboards in little mounted boards. I've got a bit more work ahead to get my full set of 30 kits ready to go. Looks great so far.
Friday, June 24, 2016
These robots are made with 2 transistors, 2 color changing LED's, 2 batteries, melamine (white board type stuff), and copper tape. The way they work is when a tiny amount of current goes through you finger it goes to the transistors. Transistors work by being closed (allowing no current) allowing no current when they aren't activated to allowing current to go through when a small amount of current is applied to the middle pin. By having 2 transistors we can make it more sensitive to a lower amount of current. This is called a Darlington Pair.
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Bread making became a thing after some online discussions about people being disruptive by not working on things (aka loafing). Many years ago someone made and posted a "NO LOAFING!" sign that was a reference to a Homestar Runner thing.
Saturday, May 28, 2016
The first meetup is on Succeeding in Maker Education Meetup. Please share this with those you know that might benefit from this.
This will be Monday June 6th from 6pm - 8pm at CREATE at the Arizona Science Center (600 E. Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ).Robin Baskin-McNulty and Ceri Jones recently attended the Maker Education Convening hosted by makered.org. We want to share what they learned as well as bring together local educators and makers to share from multiple perspectives how to excel at including making in education.
Friday, May 6, 2016
Also I have 6 new workshops coming up at HeatSync Labs;
Inkscape Design (for laser cutter / vinyl) - May 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Beginner Arduino For Programmer - June 4, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press Class - June 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Custom stamp Making with the Laser ($20) - June 11, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Cardboard Electronic Pinball ($50) - June 18 and 19th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Soldering Workshop - June 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM
You can see more HeatSync events at HeatSyncLabs.org/events
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Only 2 days until the Southwest Maker Fest. Yesterday I made this event list to hang outside of HeatSync.
It was a fun Hack using the vinyl cutter/plotter. Just put a sharpie in the plotter. I was using the Hershey Text generator in Inkscape for making single stroke fonts.