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This weekend, learn how to hack your brain by making Mitch Altman’s Brain Machine! It flashes LEDs into your eyes and beeps sounds into your ears to make your brain waves sync up into beta, alpha, theta, and delta brainwaves!
Mitch invents cool things that make the world a better place. He’s well known for the TV-B-GONE and this brain machine is his latest project. One of the cool things about this project, is that it builds on an open source project. Mitch used Lady Ada‘s open source MiniPOV and switched out LEDs and added new capacitors and resistors and then rewrote the firmware to make it into the brain machine. It’s super cool when people make hardware open source so that others can work with it!
Make sure to take pictures of your build and of you in your brain machine and upload them to the Make: flickr pool.
Weekend Projects is sponsored by microchip.com. Check out their seminars and 16 bit contest.
Get the podcast and pdf downloaded automatically in itunes. – Link
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This week’s CRAFT Pattern Podcast is extra special for the long Memorial Day weekend. The Spiderweb Skirt is a crochet skirt by Josi Hannon Madera of Art of Crochet. It’s the perfect skirt to make for the upcoming summer. Recommended yarns are: Knit Picks Shine Worsted, Elann Callista, and Berroco Love It. If you need crochet help, the Art of Crochet has plenty of video stitch guides to help you along the way. You can also catch up with Josi on the Art of Crochet Blog.
- Download this week’s CRAFT pattern PDF – Link.
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One of our favorite finds from this year’s ICFF is Mark McKenna’s collection of pocket-size do-It-yourself designer battery lights. We’ve seen 9-volt batteries acting as light sources before, as in Richard Lawson’s DIY LED light, but these ‘DEK’ (Designer Emulation Kits) bring iconic design to another (albeit small-scale) level. The kits consist of a series of flat pieces that you remove from the printed circuit board, assemble, and hook up to a 9-volt battery. They come in five models, all representations of some of the most famous designer lamps (Ingo Maurer’s Lucellino, Castiglioni’s Arco and Toio, Sapper’s Tizio, and Philippe Starck’s Miss K). We love the high-design-meets-DIY aspect of these mini-lamps, and at $26 each, they won’t break the bank.
More images here >
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He is Otto, a free paper toy… print it, cut it, paste it and take him for a trip. The objective is that Otto goes around the world.
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Hi Makers! Thanks to everyone who came out to the Maker Faire and helped make it a success! We had so much fun meeting everyone. We’ll have plenty of recaps for you on the MAKE blog once we get all our photos up and have sufficiently recovered from our aching feet. If you missed it, we’ll be doing another Maker Faire this October 20-21 in Austin so we hope to meet you there!
Check out our blogger team photos here:
All photos tagged makerfaire and makerfairebayarea2007.
Filed under: DIY, festival, space/place, technology
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Here you can download PDF files that will allow you to print out some choice illustrations from The Accidental Mind in notecard format. Print, fold and enjoy!
Illustrations by Joan M.K. Tycko.
Filed under: art, DIY, graphics
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There’s a way to take photos through a microscope, telescope, or binoculars with a regular digital camera and no special lense adapter. The trick is to use the macro mode on your camera. With a bit of positioning and focus tweaking, you should be able to get a clear photo. If you use a tripod with your camera, you can set it up once and continue taking additional shots –
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Yesterday at Maker Day, Make Magazine writer/blogger and Maker Faire co-organizer Phillip Torrone introduced me to John Maushammer who showed me the really cool Pong Watch that he has created. John has been documenting his design and manufacturing process on his Pong Watch blog and he has made a great video showing the watch in action and how he created it.
I succeeded in compressing all the electronics for this watch in to a 10mm-thick case. The 96×64 OLED display runs continuously – unlike older LED watches, there is no need to press a button to see the time. Battery life is 25 hours, so recharging is done every night.
Here’s previous coverage of the Pong Watch from Make and Boing Boing.
John does not currently have any plans to produce and sell the watch, but who knows, maybe one day…
photo credit: Scott Beale
Filed under: art, DIY, hack, new media, opensource, technology
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Free Papertoy by illuntic.de:
Mr. Smeary – your worst nightmare at work!
Print him, build him, hate him!
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A little info. on the workshop ( via mediamatic ):
In this new workshop participants will develop prototypes for hybrid world media applications. While the internet is still thought of as a virtual space, it is quickly gaining foot in the physical world.
An Internet-of-Things is under construction, with RFID as a key technology. Unique digital identification and GPS tracking devices link digital media to places and objects. Mobile phones and urban screens allow the media to be everywhere people are.
This workshop explores the role of media makers (content creators) in the context of the increasingly intimate fusion of digital and physical space.
The Day of the Figurines – Locarno – Show by BlastTheory
Reader for Hybrid World Lab >
.: A collection of projects, theory and criticism on Hybrid World developments and RFID :.
Filed under: applications, art, DIY, locative, mobility, new media, research, situationist, space/place, technology