The family and I had a wonderful time on Saturday at the Craft Lake City DIY Festival. We met some amazing people who make incredible stuff and we made some new friends. Salt Lake City is truly a city full of talented people who have a passion for art, music, food, technology, and engineering. The […]
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In honor of Nikola Telsa’s 158th Birthday today, here is a little history of The Origins of Radio Control and how Telsa invented the worlds first drone for the US Navy. Republished from a 2007 article I wrote for the the Monmouth Model Airplane Club monthly Newsletter. The Origins of Radio Control Today it is easy to pick up […]
Our goal for World Maker Faire 2014 is to have a non-video video game with us: Pi Pal Asteroid Blast. Using your laser cannon blast away the asteroids and save Chip as he flies through space on his way to the Maker Faire. (Yes, we know Chip is always in trouble somehow.) We hope the game is […]
Raspberry Pi + Scratch + Scratch GPIO = Fantastic! Had fun in the workshop with Raspberry PI and how easy Scratch GPIO makes it to control external hardware. I need to dive deeper into this.
MAKE: featured our Soda Bottle Rocket LED Fireworks. Over the past year we have been experimenting with LEDs in all sorts of ways. It all started with us wanting to create a LED Firework display. Check out the MAKE: tutorial. You can make them too. We hope you Enjoy!