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December 6, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

TechShop 2.0 [Maker Update #63]

This week on Maker Update, a Bluetooth boombox with a built in visualizer, TechShop bounces back, a Circuit Python pixel painter, animatronic eyes, and glue tips for cosplay. This week’s Cool Tool is the Bucket Boss Parachute Bag.

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October 9, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: Project Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Too $hort Cat

The following is adapted from an Instructable I wrote, with a few added photos here.

The Party Animal dancing speaker is a hilarious but awful product. For this project, I’m going to show you how to make it twice as funny and half as crappy by integrating a music player, connecting it to a real speaker and rewiring it for push-button play. I have mine dancing to Too $hort, but you can have yours dance to whatever you want.

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September 6, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Talking Tiki [Maker Update #50]

This week on Maker Update, an enchanted talking tiki totem pole, my trip to OSH Park and Metrix Makerspace, a retro lightbox, and why you need flush cutters. This week’s Cool Tool is the Hakko CHP-170 Flush Cutter.

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August 23, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Fake Gold & Overwatch Animatronics [Maker Update #48]

This week on Maker Update, a servo robot puppet, Raspbian moves to Stretch, a YouTube Live camera, giant gold bricks, trauma shears, and pouring your own knobs. This week’s Cool Tool is a pair of Fluoride Coated Medical Shears.

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