Isdale

Member Since: June 26, 2009

Country: United States

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Bio

30yrs of bleeding edge software, now working maker spaces

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Benevolent Dictator

Organizations

Maui Makers, CrashSpace

  • Custom Page - sikcapstonecontest | about 2 months ago

    The SIK does not include a power supply. It is intended to run using the USB supplied power, which is very limited.
    Can we add a power supply (eg 5v5a) as one of the other ‘design and structural materials’

    Extra wires are also other design & structural materials, correct?

  • News - Enginursday: Adventures i… | about 2 months ago

    For the desktop surface, check out Shower Board (aka white hardboard). It is essentially masonite with a smooth white surface on one side. It sells for about $17 for a 4x8 sheet… not that much different than the brown stuff. The big plus of this stuff is you can use it as a white board for dry erase markers. Yes it will stain over time as you use it (especially when you leave notes on it for long periods) but so will the Expensive White Board. I did my electronics bench and desk with it and its quite useful for making quick notes, marking out temp areas for parts, etc.

  • News - Hacker-in-Residence: Beag… | about 4 months ago

    This is terrific to see! too many projects ignore security and then try to hack it on afterwards. This at least will make tacking some crypto on easier… if not designing in from the start. When are you starting to take orders? Alpha testers? I got a BBB sitting in my ToDo pile. Perhaps with this cape it can be the net facing portal to the Haiku Lab

  • Product KIT-12073 | about 4 months ago

    Reading the experiments I see the progression and value of these. This is the basic Introduction to Sewing Electronics pack, where the ProtoSnap Lilipad is the intro to programming. The pairing of these, plus a few other sensors/lights/motors would make a great materials pack for an introduction to eTextiles course series.

  • Product KIT-12073 | about 4 months ago

    why so many batteries/holders and just one lilypad? You cant build more than one eTextile smart item. Ok you can sew up several that are simple on/off led designs… gets people past that hurdle, but Seems to me you’d get more learning milage out of the Protosnap Lilypad Dev Board, for less cost. maybe its just more experience with the sewing circuits aspect? Granted the coin cells and holders are inexpensive, but I’d drop some and add some sensors… or just stick with the https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11262

  • News - New Product Friday: Actob… | about 4 months ago

    Definitely looking forward to the Sparkfun Robotics Inventors Kit. Looking at all of those new products is almost as daunting as hitting the Digikey.com web site for browsing. A nice selection of parts that could make a variety of bots would be excellent….

    While we are waiting for SRIK, (curriculum will take a while to write & vet) how about a public wish list of robo parts?

  • News - Free Shipping! | about 6 months ago

    Woot!!! While I do technically live in the USA most vendors do not include Hawaii (or Alaska) in their FREE SHIPPING. This new service makes Sparkfun even more my favorite vendor. Thanks!! (and come on back soon!) http://www.mauimakers.com/blog/2013/10/sparkfun-national-tour-visits-maui-october-2013/

  • News - ElectriCute: LED String L… | about 7 months ago

    When working with the fiber optic fabric, would it help to grind off the top bit of LED so as to make a better (flat) connection with the fiber bundle?

  • News - Engineering Thursday: LED… | about 10 months ago

    For the next next level, add some laser cut wood panels for shadow boxes … for example http://www.flickr.com/photos/mauimakers/8943384930/in/set-72157633913601143/lightbox/

  • News - Visit Us at the TVCOG | about 11 months ago

    Will there be public announcements of dates on Sparkfun website for these National Tour stops? I can understand where some venues might have closed attendance, but would love to know about other open enrollment ones. I have some mainland travel plans this summer and would love to share some time/space with the Tour Crew and hosts.

Name Pieces Total
Maui Makers Wish List
This list is to collect group buy items for Maui Makers …
33 1319.94
SpaceGAMBIT electronics tools
SpaceGAMBIT basic electronics workstation tools and some…
9 690.55
SpaceGAMBIT eTextiles
eTextile materials and stuff that would be great to have…
16 251.2