Making illuminated costume items for late-night Pokémon hunting

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Reagan talks about making the CubeRinth Maximus for Two Bit Circus.

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RFID is getting under Nick's skin...

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What are your "yourself" limits when it comes to DIY? What do you value when in your project and what are you looking to accomplish when you "do it yourself"?

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Can biometric data help shed light on panic and anxiety?

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A walk-through of building what turned out to be a complicated prop.

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An experiential learning project to teach students in high school and college how to use embedded electronics to accomplish things in the field as a proof of concept. - By Daniel Blake

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Learning the art of soldering at Craftsbury Public Library!

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In this final installment, we talk about the completed workspace from parts I and II

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A fun holiday project to try for anyone looking to catch Santa on Christmas!

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The Hiking Hack is the first of a proposed series of research expeditions investigating the role of situated design for wild animal interaction. This mobile workshop through the Panamanian Rainforest was designed to explore how context shapes the crafting of technology and to probe the limits of constructing and utilizing DIY physical computing systems in harsh environments. It also served as a means of engaging with and reflecting upon the biological, technological and cultural aspects interplaying in modern scientific research.

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Sweeping legal changes are afoot that could change the hobbyist airspace for years to come. Your input can make a difference.

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We’ve probably used the word “maker” more times in the last year than we have in the last ten years. It’s pretty evident that making is blowing up. Makerspaces have made their way into blogs on education, hackerspaces are being featured in The New York Times, and a White House Maker Faire was held in lieu of the annual White House Science Fair this year. I think it’s fair to say making is so hot right now.

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The future is here. This week we have a sound generator, 3D printer, and more!

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Make this great card for Father's Day, birthdays - or any occasion with a dash of DIY is the answer.

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Check out the amazing embedded electronics at Fritzler Farms.

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Helping out our furloughed friends, one kit at a time.

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FPGAs are ubiquitous in "traditional" engineering, but still have only a small stake in DIY culture. Here are a couple of projects that are changing that.

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Dave and Mike launch a red SparkFun box on a weather balloon to the edge of the atmosphere.

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