February 1, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GIF Books & Soda Lockers [Maker Update #19]

This week on Maker Update, a kid turns his locker into soda vending machine, a serious word on laser cutter fumes, printing GIFs into books, string launchers, a breadboard/Arduino/LEGO brick mashup, contests ending on Instructables, and why I’m flying to Iowa.  SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE

Photo by Mistablik.

Project of the Week

Locker Soda Vending Machine (Mistablik) (1:19)
http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Soda-Locker-Vending-Machine/

More on Arduino Coin-Op
http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Money-with-Arduino/
http://stores.ebay.com/chowhe-electronics/Coin-acceptor-Coin-selector-/_i.html?_fsub=1555136013&_sid=797776253&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322

News

Laser Cutter Fumes Suspected of Killing Berkeley Couple (3:14)
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/01/27/source-carbon-monoxide-poisoning-killed-berkeley-couple/
http://sfist.com/2017/01/30/berkeley_couples_death_linked_to_ca.php

Photo by Steve Dickie.

Projects

Print-a-GIF (Stupot McDoodlepip) (4:48)
https://youtu.be/roJq69vgE2U
https://github.com/stupotmcdoodlepip/Print-A-Gif

3D Printed String Launcher (Steve Dickie) (5:21)
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2023309

Photo by Dr. Monk.

Tools/Tips

STEMtera on PreOrder (6:14)
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/14082?

Pi On Switch (6:45)
http://www.doctormonk.com/2017/01/on-switch-for-raspberry-pi.html

Total Inventor’s Manual by Sean Michael Ragan (7:13)
http://amzn.to/2jvvCLB

Make XYZ (7:31)
https://www.makexyz.com/

Contests Ending Soon

(7:54)
Epilog 2/6 http://www.instructables.com/contest/epilog8/
Bag 2/6 http://www.instructables.com/contest/bagcontest/
Shelving 2/6 http://www.instructables.com/contest/shelving2016/
Sci-Fi 2/6 http://www.instructables.com/contest/scifi2016/
Duct Tape 2/13 http://www.instructables.com/contest/ducttape2017/
Make It Glow 2/13 http://www.instructables.com/contest/makeitglow2016/

Events

(8:17)
Mission Creek Festival
http://missioncreekfestival.com/

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