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[http://dangerousprototypes.com/tag/singapore-maker-faire-2012/ Singapore’s Mini Maker Faire] had a bunch of unforgettable projects. Check out improvised instruments, PC-controlled toys, a Twitter controlled blimp, the banana piano, a DIY Aquaponics system, and a sling shot controlled Angry Birds clone.
[http://dangerousprototypes.com/tag/singapore-maker-faire-2012/ Singapore’s Mini Maker Faire] had a bunch of unforgettable projects. Check out improvised instruments, PC-controlled toys, a Twitter controlled blimp, the banana piano, a DIY Aquaponics system, and a sling shot controlled Angry Birds clone.
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| [[image:Videos-GlobalGeekTour-No34.png|300px]]||'''[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/08/10/workshop-video-singapore-sim-lim-square-and-hackerspace-visit/  GLOBAL GEEK #34: Singapore markets and hackerspace]'''
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| [[image:Videos-GlobalGeekTour-No34.png|300px]]||'''[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/08/10/workshop-video-singapore-sim-lim-square-and-hackerspace-visit/  GLOBAL GEEK #33: Singapore markets and hackerspace]'''
Visit the major electronics shops in Singapore, and get a guided tour of the Singapore hackerspace. This weekend we were in Singapore for the Maker Faire, so we took a day to do a geek tour. This kicks off the second season of our [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours Global Geek Tours].
Visit the major electronics shops in Singapore, and get a guided tour of the Singapore hackerspace. This weekend we were in Singapore for the Maker Faire, so we took a day to do a geek tour. This kicks off the second season of our [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours Global Geek Tours].
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo-No33.png|300px]]||'''[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/08/02/worhshop-video-zoom-h1-v2-sound-test-and-singapore-maker-faire/ WORKSHOP VIDEO #33: Zoom H1 v2 sound test and Singapore Maker Faire]
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo_No32_.png|300px]]||'''[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/07/26/workshop-video-sick-of-beige-cases/ WORKSHOP VIDEO #31: Sick of Beige standard PCB templates and cases]'''
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| [[image:Videos-Workshop-Video-No31.png|300px]]||'''[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/07/19/workshop-video-bus-pirate-lcd-adapter-v3-overview-and-demo/ WORKSHOP VIDEO #30: Bus Pirate LCD Adapter v3 overview and demo]'''
EEVblog [http://www.eevblog.com/2012/07/17/eevblog-313-bus-pirate-lcd-debugging/ brought up the Bus Pirate LCD adapter] this week, so we though it was a good time to talk about the latest [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate_v3_LCD_adapter v3 hardware revision] and do a simple demo. This is a small board that has everything needed to control and test common HD44780 LCD character displays with the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate Bus Pirate].
EEVblog [http://www.eevblog.com/2012/07/17/eevblog-313-bus-pirate-lcd-debugging/ brought up the Bus Pirate LCD adapter] this week, so we though it was a good time to talk about the latest [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate_v3_LCD_adapter v3 hardware revision] and do a simple demo. This is a small board that has everything needed to control and test common HD44780 LCD character displays with the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate Bus Pirate].
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| [[image:Videos-Workshop-Video-No30.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/07/12/workshop-video-favorite-bus-pirate-features/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #30: Favorite Bus Pirate features''']
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Voltage measurements with the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate_menu_options_guide#d.2FD_Measure_from_voltage_probe_.28once.2FCONTINUOUS.29 Bus Pirate ADC pin] are easier than working with a separate multimeter on an analog project. We read a voltage from an [http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en532229 MCP4725] I2C [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital-to-analog_converter digital to analog converter] in the demo using the d and D (continuous) voltage measurement commands.
Voltage measurements with the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate_menu_options_guide#d.2FD_Measure_from_voltage_probe_.28once.2FCONTINUOUS.29 Bus Pirate ADC pin] are easier than working with a separate multimeter on an analog project. We read a voltage from an [http://www.microchip.com/wwwproducts/Devices.aspx?dDocName=en532229 MCP4725] I2C [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital-to-analog_converter digital to analog converter] in the demo using the d and D (continuous) voltage measurement commands.
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo_No29.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/07/05/workshop-video-exploring-the-serial-port-on-dangerous-prototypes/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #29: Exploring the serial port''']
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo_No29.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/07/05/workshop-video-exploring-the-serial-port-on-dangerous-prototypes/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #28: Exploring the serial port''']
While USB is all around us, the humble (virtual) serial port is still everywhere. Today we explore the serial interface on the Infrared Toy, [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate Bus Pirate], and [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Open_Bench_Logic_Sniffer Logic Sniffer]. See a demonstration of the binary interfaces and commands normally used only by software utilities. Grab some terminal software like [http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002416/teraterm.html Tera Term], and [http://www.hw-group.com/products/hercules/index_en.html Hercules] and follow along.
While USB is all around us, the humble (virtual) serial port is still everywhere. Today we explore the serial interface on the Infrared Toy, [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Bus_Pirate Bus Pirate], and [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Open_Bench_Logic_Sniffer Logic Sniffer]. See a demonstration of the binary interfaces and commands normally used only by software utilities. Grab some terminal software like [http://hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA002416/teraterm.html Tera Term], and [http://www.hw-group.com/products/hercules/index_en.html Hercules] and follow along.
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo-No28.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/06/28/workshop-video-atx-breakout-board/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #28: ATX Breakout Board''']
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo-No28.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/06/28/workshop-video-atx-breakout-board/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #27: ATX Breakout Board''']
Old ATX computer power supplies are cheap-to-free, and make great lab supplies if you’re willing to add a resistor and short a few wires. Sjaak whipped up an [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/ATX_Breakout_Board ATX breakout board] as an easier way tap and control an ATX supply without any messy hacks.
Old ATX computer power supplies are cheap-to-free, and make great lab supplies if you’re willing to add a resistor and short a few wires. Sjaak whipped up an [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/ATX_Breakout_Board ATX breakout board] as an easier way tap and control an ATX supply without any messy hacks.
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo-No27.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/06/14/workshop-video-how-to-make-a-simple-soldering-flux/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #27: How to make a simple soldering flux''']
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo-No27.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/06/14/workshop-video-how-to-make-a-simple-soldering-flux/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #26: How to make a simple soldering flux''']
Flux is a wonderful goo that makes soldering faster and easier. In previous videos we compared different types of commercial flux ([http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/02/02/workshop-video-battle-of-the-solder-flux/ Flux off 1], [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/03/workshop-video-flux-off-part-2-more-flux-reviews/ Flux off 2]), but did you know it’s possible to make a simple and effective flux at home? We’ll get you started, and don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the video.
Flux is a wonderful goo that makes soldering faster and easier. In previous videos we compared different types of commercial flux ([http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/02/02/workshop-video-battle-of-the-solder-flux/ Flux off 1], [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/03/workshop-video-flux-off-part-2-more-flux-reviews/ Flux off 2]), but did you know it’s possible to make a simple and effective flux at home? We’ll get you started, and don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the video.
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| [[image:Video-WorkshopVideo-No26.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/31/workshop-video-get-your-open-hardware-manufactured/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #26: Get your open hardware manufactured''']
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| [[image:Video-WorkshopVideo-No26.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/31/workshop-video-get-your-open-hardware-manufactured/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #25: Get your open hardware manufactured''']
We look at the four common ways open hardware is commonly manufactured, and show the package of files we send to get our stuff made.
We look at the four common ways open hardware is commonly manufactured, and show the package of files we send to get our stuff made.
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| [[image:Video-No25.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/25/project-interviews-at-bay-area-maker-faire-2012/ '''VIDEO #25: Project interviews at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012''']
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| [[image:Video-No25.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/25/project-interviews-at-bay-area-maker-faire-2012/ '''VIDEO #24: Project interviews at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012''']
Here’s some new and extended project interviews from Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. These took place at the setup, faire, and after party. Generally a few people bring projects to show us, so we interviewed them right at our own table.
Here’s some new and extended project interviews from Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. These took place at the setup, faire, and after party. Generally a few people bring projects to show us, so we interviewed them right at our own table.
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| [[image:HOW-TO-Video-No24.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/24/bay-area-maker-faire-2012-roundup-video/ '''HOW-TO VIDEO #24: Bay Area Maker Faire 2012''']
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| [[image:HOW-TO-Video-No24.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/24/bay-area-maker-faire-2012-roundup-video/ '''HOW-TO VIDEO #23: Bay Area Maker Faire 2012''']
Experience the Bay Area Maker Faire from the perspective of a presenter. Veteran Makers talk about their projects, and give advice on preparing for your first Maker Faire. We also take you inside the ‘exclusive’ maker-only pre and post parties. You’ve never seen a Maker Faire video like this.
Experience the Bay Area Maker Faire from the perspective of a presenter. Veteran Makers talk about their projects, and give advice on preparing for your first Maker Faire. We also take you inside the ‘exclusive’ maker-only pre and post parties. You’ve never seen a Maker Faire video like this.
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideos-No23.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/17/workshop-video-how-we-prepare-for-the-bay-area-maker-faire/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #23: How we prepare for the Bay Area Maker Faire''']
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This week we are visiting the [http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2011/ Bay Area Maker Faire], so here is a video to explain how we prepare for Maker Faires. You can also check out our [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/16/how-to-visit-bay-area-maker-faire/ Maker Faire tips post], or the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Traveling_to_Maker_Faires,_conferences,_etc wiki version].
This week we are visiting the [http://makerfaire.com/bayarea/2011/ Bay Area Maker Faire], so here is a video to explain how we prepare for Maker Faires. You can also check out our [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/16/how-to-visit-bay-area-maker-faire/ Maker Faire tips post], or the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Traveling_to_Maker_Faires,_conferences,_etc wiki version].
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideos-No22_.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/05/10/workshop-video-usb-pov-toy-calibration-tests/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #22: USB POV Toy calibration tests''']
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Today we play around with the latest [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Patrick:_USB_POV_Toy USB POV Toy] hardware and firmware. The POV Toy is a [http://www.ladyada.net/make/spokepov/ persistence of vision] (not division…) device, but we added some special features. First, a USB connection makes it effortless to upload new patterns. Second, an inexpensive accelerometer actively detects the waving motion and syncs the pattern.
Today we play around with the latest [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Patrick:_USB_POV_Toy USB POV Toy] hardware and firmware. The POV Toy is a [http://www.ladyada.net/make/spokepov/ persistence of vision] (not division…) device, but we added some special features. First, a USB connection makes it effortless to upload new patterns. Second, an inexpensive accelerometer actively detects the waving motion and syncs the pattern.
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This week the flux-off solder flux comparison returns. Our everyday Edsyn FL-22 goes head to head with two [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/04/12/global-geek-tour-ians-hua-qiang-bei-seg-market-score/ AMTECH syringe fluxes] in the TQFP arena. Just for fun, we also tried to solder with shards from a solid [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosin rosin block]. Find out which flux reigns supreme.
This week the flux-off solder flux comparison returns. Our everyday Edsyn FL-22 goes head to head with two [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/04/12/global-geek-tour-ians-hua-qiang-bei-seg-market-score/ AMTECH syringe fluxes] in the TQFP arena. Just for fun, we also tried to solder with shards from a solid [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosin rosin block]. Find out which flux reigns supreme.
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| [[image:Videos-WorkshopVideo-No20.png|300px]]||[http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/04/26/workshop-video-part-ninja-v1-testing-and-overview/ '''WORKSHOP VIDEO #20: Part Ninja v1 testing and overview''']
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The [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Part_Ninja Part Ninja] identifies electronic components like transistors and FETs, and measures basic specifications. Get an overview of this new project in this week’s workshop video. If you’re at Bay Area Maker Faire next month please stop by and see it in person.
The [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Part_Ninja Part Ninja] identifies electronic components like transistors and FETs, and measures basic specifications. Get an overview of this new project in this week’s workshop video. If you’re at Bay Area Maker Faire next month please stop by and see it in person.
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Dangerous Prototypes tours the biggest electronics market of all, the Hua Qiang Bei market in Shenzhen, China. This is the third and biggest market on our [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours Global Geek Tour]. Be sure to check out [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/02/23/how-to-video-visit-akihabara-electric-town/ Akihabara] in Tokyo and [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/03/15/global-geek-video-dangerous-prototypes-visits-seoul-south-korea/ Cheonggyecheon] in Seoul too.
Dangerous Prototypes tours the biggest electronics market of all, the Hua Qiang Bei market in Shenzhen, China. This is the third and biggest market on our [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours Global Geek Tour]. Be sure to check out [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/02/23/how-to-video-visit-akihabara-electric-town/ Akihabara] in Tokyo and [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/03/15/global-geek-video-dangerous-prototypes-visits-seoul-south-korea/ Cheonggyecheon] in Seoul too.
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We toured the offices and factory where [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/ Seeed Studio] makes open source hardware in Shenzhen, China. All [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/dangerous-prototypes-m-9.html our open source projects] are manufactured and shipped from here.
We toured the offices and factory where [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/ Seeed Studio] makes open source hardware in Shenzhen, China. All [http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/dangerous-prototypes-m-9.html our open source projects] are manufactured and shipped from here.
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[http://www.shenzhenmakerfaire.com/ Shenzhen’s Maker Faire] was China’s first. It was a huge success, and everyone on our team had a great time. Here’s our interviews with the makers and celebrities.
[http://www.shenzhenmakerfaire.com/ Shenzhen’s Maker Faire] was China’s first. It was a huge success, and everyone on our team had a great time. Here’s our interviews with the makers and celebrities.
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Dangerous Prototypes drops by the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours#Apliu_Street.2C_Hong_Kong Apliu Street] electronics market in Hong Kong on the way to Shenzhen, China. It’s a smaller market, but a great warmup for Hua Qiang Bei.
Dangerous Prototypes drops by the [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours#Apliu_Street.2C_Hong_Kong Apliu Street] electronics market in Hong Kong on the way to Shenzhen, China. It’s a smaller market, but a great warmup for Hua Qiang Bei.
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We toured the prime geek locations in [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/04/12/global-geek-tour-ians-apliu-streek-hong-kong-score/ Hong Kong] and [http://dangerousprototypes.com/2012/04/12/global-geek-tour-ians-hua-qiang-bei-seg-market-score/ Shenzhen], China on our penultimate [http://dangerousprototypes.com/docs/Dangerous_Prototypes_Global_Geek_Tours Global Geek Tour]. Monday thru Friday of next week we’ll have videos, pictures, and giveaways. Here’s a quick preview. Don’t miss a single day or giveaway next week.
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This week we build the PIC18F2550 breakout board, and get a box of goodies from Mouser. For this build we used the Goot brand liquid flux , see out how it compares to other fluxes in the flux battle video. For part sources see the Dangerous Prototypes partlist.
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Videos-WorkshopVideo No35.pngWorkshop Video #34: Singapore Mini Maker Faire 2012 report


Singapore’s Mini Maker Faire had a bunch of unforgettable projects. Check out improvised instruments, PC-controlled toys, a Twitter controlled blimp, the banana piano, a DIY Aquaponics system, and a sling shot controlled Angry Birds clone.

Videos-GlobalGeekTour-No34.pngGLOBAL GEEK #33: Singapore markets and hackerspace


Visit the major electronics shops in Singapore, and get a guided tour of the Singapore hackerspace. This weekend we were in Singapore for the Maker Faire, so we took a day to do a geek tour. This kicks off the second season of our Global Geek Tours.

Videos-WorkshopVideo-No33.pngWORKSHOP VIDEO #32: Zoom H1 v2 sound test and Singapore Maker Faire

We got tired of using integrated cam mics for our videos so we bought a Zoom H1 v2 recorder ahead of our Singapore Maker Faire visit. This quick workshop video tests our new sound setup.

Videos-WorkshopVideo No32 .pngWORKSHOP VIDEO #31: Sick of Beige standard PCB templates and cases


Sick of Beige cases are simple protectors and enclosures for hobby electronics project. Design your project with our standard PCB templates and it’s ready for an enclosure.

Videos-Workshop-Video-No31.pngWORKSHOP VIDEO #30: Bus Pirate LCD Adapter v3 overview and demo


EEVblog brought up the Bus Pirate LCD adapter this week, so we though it was a good time to talk about the latest v3 hardware revision and do a simple demo. This is a small board that has everything needed to control and test common HD44780 LCD character displays with the Bus Pirate.

Videos-Workshop-Video-No30.pngWORKSHOP VIDEO #29: Favorite Bus Pirate features


Voltage measurements with the Bus Pirate ADC pin are easier than working with a separate multimeter on an analog project. We read a voltage from an MCP4725 I2C digital to analog converter in the demo using the d and D (continuous) voltage measurement commands.

Videos-WorkshopVideo No29.pngWORKSHOP VIDEO #28: Exploring the serial port


While USB is all around us, the humble (virtual) serial port is still everywhere. Today we explore the serial interface on the Infrared Toy, Bus Pirate, and Logic Sniffer. See a demonstration of the binary interfaces and commands normally used only by software utilities. Grab some terminal software like Tera Term, and Hercules and follow along.

Videos-WorkshopVideo-No28.pngWORKSHOP VIDEO #27: ATX Breakout Board


Old ATX computer power supplies are cheap-to-free, and make great lab supplies if you’re willing to add a resistor and short a few wires. Sjaak whipped up an ATX breakout board as an easier way tap and control an ATX supply without any messy hacks.

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Flux is a wonderful goo that makes soldering faster and easier. In previous videos we compared different types of commercial flux (Flux off 1, Flux off 2), but did you know it’s possible to make a simple and effective flux at home? We’ll get you started, and don’t miss the giveaway at the end of the video.

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We look at the four common ways open hardware is commonly manufactured, and show the package of files we send to get our stuff made.

Video-No25.pngVIDEO #24: Project interviews at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012


Here’s some new and extended project interviews from Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. These took place at the setup, faire, and after party. Generally a few people bring projects to show us, so we interviewed them right at our own table.

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Experience the Bay Area Maker Faire from the perspective of a presenter. Veteran Makers talk about their projects, and give advice on preparing for your first Maker Faire. We also take you inside the ‘exclusive’ maker-only pre and post parties. You’ve never seen a Maker Faire video like this.

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This week we are visiting the Bay Area Maker Faire, so here is a video to explain how we prepare for Maker Faires. You can also check out our Maker Faire tips post, or the wiki version.

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Today we play around with the latest USB POV Toy hardware and firmware. The POV Toy is a persistence of vision (not division…) device, but we added some special features. First, a USB connection makes it effortless to upload new patterns. Second, an inexpensive accelerometer actively detects the waving motion and syncs the pattern.

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This week the flux-off solder flux comparison returns. Our everyday Edsyn FL-22 goes head to head with two AMTECH syringe fluxes in the TQFP arena. Just for fun, we also tried to solder with shards from a solid rosin block. Find out which flux reigns supreme.

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The Part Ninja identifies electronic components like transistors and FETs, and measures basic specifications. Get an overview of this new project in this week’s workshop video. If you’re at Bay Area Maker Faire next month please stop by and see it in person.

Videos-No19.pngVIDEO #18: Hua Qiang Bei market in Shenzhen, China


Dangerous Prototypes tours the biggest electronics market of all, the Hua Qiang Bei market in Shenzhen, China. This is the third and biggest market on our Global Geek Tour. Be sure to check out Akihabara in Tokyo and Cheonggyecheon in Seoul too.

Videos-No18-SeeedStudio.pngVIDEO #17: Seeed Studio open source hardware manufacturing tour in Shenzhen, China 2012


We toured the offices and factory where Seeed Studio makes open source hardware in Shenzhen, China. All our open source projects are manufactured and shipped from here.

300pxVIDEO #16: Shenzhen Maker Faire


Shenzhen’s Maker Faire was China’s first. It was a huge success, and everyone on our team had a great time. Here’s our interviews with the makers and celebrities.

300pxVIDEO #15: Apliu Street electronics market tour


Dangerous Prototypes drops by the Apliu Street electronics market in Hong Kong on the way to Shenzhen, China. It’s a smaller market, but a great warmup for Hua Qiang Bei.

300pxWORKSHOP VIDEO #14: Global Geek Tour China preview


We toured the prime geek locations in Hong Kong and Shenzhen, China on our penultimate Global Geek Tour. Monday thru Friday of next week we’ll have videos, pictures, and giveaways. Here’s a quick preview. Don’t miss a single day or giveaway next week.

300pxWORKSHOP VIDEO #13: PIC18F2550 breakout board build


This week we build the PIC18F2550 breakout board, and get a box of goodies from Mouser. For this build we used the Goot brand liquid flux , see out how it compares to other fluxes in the flux battle video. For part sources see the Dangerous Prototypes partlist.