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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 [...]
Here is a link to the article Caleb Kraft, of Hackaday.com posted with his youtube video!
We were honored to have him drop by and visit us!
I just whipped up this LED tester tonight while at the lab. The two probes provide just the right power for a single normal LED. I built it because I need a way to test tiny surface mount LEDs.
I plan on leaving it at the lab for everyone to use. Keep in [...]
After a few of us discovered how needlessly complicated many of the setup guides were for Debian/Ubuntu systems, we decided to do a quick tutorial on the steps to get started with Arduino as a public service.
Quick install directions for people using a Debian based LINUX distro, like Ubuntu:
sudo apt-get install [...]
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 [...]
To continue the tradition of celebrating Independence day, in a safe way, but also respecting the fire danger and such we are facing in the drought parched southwest.
All you need is a nice bit of paper! And its easy to refold and use over and over again! takes a bit of arm speed [...]
Great BBC documentary from 1979 following the development of recorded music, from the earliest barrel organs through to analogue synthesizers and electronic music. As an added bonus for my fellow Whovians, there are a couple of segments showcasing the technology behind the making Doctor Who’s sound effects and theme song! Part 1, shown above [...]
In local sustainability news, PNM opened a 2-megawatt photovoltaic plant last week, the first step towards adding 22 megawatts of solar-generated power by the end of the year. It’s the second major solar installation to be opened this month, following the opening of Chevron’s 20 acre plant in northern [...]
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