January 2015 Build Night with MakeyMakey

Quelab has held the first of our two Build Nights with MakeyMakey! We got people introduced to the MakeyMakey unit, learned how to hook them up, and about how the 11 keyboard inputs and 6 mouse inputs could be used.

Next week on Wednesday January 28th from 7pm-9pm Quelab is having another build night so bring your ideas and things to try!




A little bit of fame. (Instructables Book) 2

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Got in the mail yesterday a small christmas gift. A free Copy of Instructables Book, “Extrordinary Projects for Ordinary People

About page 301, you will find the Instructable I wrote and won Quelab 2 prizes with(even with the typos!), I’ve only skimmed the rest of the book, but its a nice tomb of neat projects to inspire!

The above link is a Quelab affiliate code, so if you buy the book through there we get a few pennies! what better thing can you think of to spend your gift cards on!

btw another holiday pro tip is, there are places you can exchange your unwanted un-usable (in my case one year i got gift card for a theater chain we don’t have), for cash or an amazon gift card. (you can also buy other cards if you like to do such things) is one of them. Then buy the book! I know, you are probably thinking. Well since these are all on instructables, why should i pay for them? Well I have to say while i do find cool projects on Instructables, this atleast has it curated down a bit, and even after months of hanging out in the new article rss feed, I keep seeing new things in this book i never did see online.

Two Quelab Instructables posts, about balloons.

Despite having to fly out of the state for a week, just before our big event, I pulled off a magic trick and found time to post two small instructabiles.

One is just a simple way to make a teeny “Throwie” (LED and battery, usually also a magnet, although i skipped that), and put it in a helium balloon.

And another one just a few minutes ago, about our project to launch a camera up over our Hackerspace on a tethered balloon!

or you can skip the instructable and just watch the youtube video from the balloon.