Joined a friend on a factory audit today totally unrelated to anything electronic. Spotted a few cool thongs though. This is a metal polishing station with a red bull can full of polish. Down the hall is an unrelated factory … Read more
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Took a taxi about an hour to the manufacturing area of Shenzhen, Bao’on. When we got in it seemed like there was something wrong with the car or driver, 3rd and 4th gears seemed nonexistent. Initially I though maybe we … Read more
Shenzhen wasn’t a town 30 years ago, it was barely a village. Almost nobody is from Shenzhen, people come here to make money and send it to family in other parts of China. Over the Chinese New Year, that two … Read more
Prototype Bus Pirate probe cables with heat shrink labels arrived today. We sent professionally printed heat shrink tubes to the cable people (white) and they attached them to 100 cables. We printed our own shrink labels on the L-Mark LK320P … Read more
We designed a microcontroller board for a power supply, but somehow we forgot to add the oscillator to the circuit. We thought it was enough to add two nets called ‘OSC1′ and ‘OSC2′ to the schematic… Why can’t Eagle cope … Read more
Shenzhen isn’t just about building electronic hardware, so many things can be created and customized inexpensively. One day we spotted an entire street of shops selling customized signs in Dongmen, the old market neighborhood. There’s a few dozen shops with … Read more
We had 1000 boxes and part holding trays made up for the new OOMP part management system. These won’t be at Seeed yet, just for our internal use and giveaways, but I wanted to share the result. Each set (box+tray) … Read more
Here the open source GNU Radio companion program is used to demonstrate the transmission of data from one laptop to another using frequency shift keying (FSK). They use an audio carrier frequency of 23 kHz. You can download the code … Read more
Makers express their inner geek in all mediums. This collection of crochet sea creatures is amazing, beautiful, and delightfully creepy at the same time. More fun stuff below the fold.
Maker Faire isn’t just a place to see cool projects, you get to try things out yourself. At this pan flute workshop straws, cardboard, and rubber bands are combined into a simple DIY musical instrument.
Tokyo’s extensive metro and train system recreated in colored water and air bubbles by Takatsugu Kuriyama. The colors are the same used on the system map. Tubes rise above and dip below a clear sheet representing above and below ground … Read more
Z-Machines, a robot rock band, headlined the Maker Faire with several concerts each day. These weren’t the only rock stars though, head below the fold to see more noise makers from Japan.
Walking, flying, or rolling, Maker Faire is overrun by bots of all types. A-L-C is an animatronic troll with amazing realistic facial movements.
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beagle Bone, whatever – we love the gadgets and electronics designs on display at Maker Faire. @Nasupl_r’s Twitter Mention/Favorite Notify Helmet flashes to life when she’s mentioned on Twitter. An mBed board monitors her Twitter feed, while … Read more
Maker Faire has toys for kids of all ages. Ball maze is updated with a bluetooth interface to a tablet computer. The maze angle matches the tablet, tip the tablet to guide a ball through the maze to the hole … Read more
Remote control flying machines with delicate tissue wings and tiny motors are unique to Tokyo Mini Maker Faire. They flap, soar, and glide overhead in the main exhibition hall. See more at Flapping wing and Microslowfly.
Many things at Maker Faire don’t fit into neat categories. Here’s some of the weird and wonderful projects that delight and entertain. Walking around with your pants unzipped? Muro Lab’s zipper meter can help. When you’re fly is down the … Read more
When Maker Faire arrives in the biggest city in the world, you know the projects will be amazing. Japan’s makers, artists, designers, geeks, and hackers showed amazing projects of every type imaginable in Tokyo this past weekend. Japan’s Maker Faire … Read more
Drone found this while perusing the Southgate ARC site: Here is the 176 page E-book “Image Communication on Short Waves, ham radio handbook for SSTV, WEFAX and digital SSTV”, by Martin Bruchanov, OK2MNM. The book is offered as a free … Read more
Here is an open source plant watering alarm based around the ATtiny44A. It uses a humidity sensor to detect when a plant needs to be watered. Your favorite plants need plenty of water to grow. If you keep forgetting to … Read more