A few years back, I posted a link to the Tesla Science Center‘s fundraiser campaign to purchase the grounds of the Nikola Tesla’s Wardenclyffe laboratory to preserve it and turn it into a museum. A campaign which worked, and a campaign which attracted the attention of Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk.
There is an order being organized on Facebook, the Quelab Forums and in a gSpreadsheet to Adafruit and Mouser. If sufficient interest is gathered, we can also do a similar transaction with Sparkfun, DigiKey, Jameco, Solarbotics or Pololu.
If you have a need for some components, [...]
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Nikola Tesla was the father of the electric age. Despite having drop-kicked humanity into a second industrial revolution, up until recently he’s been an unsung hero in history books. If you don’t know who Tesla is, go [...]
Peek is a project to streamline Android to run on lower cost devices, and run more smoothly.
I am an Android user and supporter, but am often embarrassed by the sluggishness of the OS as delivered by my phone carrier. I hope that some of the Peek work will bring user responsiveness [...]
Who is interested in BEAM bots? Biology Electronic Aesthetic Mechanics? These are small, simple robots, built from a small number of discrete components. Part of the Aesthetic of these robots is to make a robot from a very simple analogue circuit. This is NOT something people are likely to be able to finish in a [...]
Terry Holt is a local Albuquerque maker who I met three weeks ago. He’s got an extensive background in engineering, but these days he’s working on (among other things) a portable structure he can tow behind his car and use to camp in relative comfort!
His first version was designed out of foam insulation. He chose [...]
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