Check out my latest GeekDad article on the 50th birthday of BASIC!
Tags: AR.Drone2.0, ELEV-8, GeekDad, Parallax, Parrot
Intereasted in drone and quadcopters? Check out my post on GeekDad!
Tags: casting, forging, locomotive, machining, manufacturing, steam, train
Tags: Neil Armstrong
Check out my obituary for Neil Armstrong over on GeekDad.
I’m working on putting together a Maker club at work. I love the Adafruit Academy but wanted to know how one goes about becoming an instructor for the credit. I emailed Adafruit and they were kind enough to answer in an awesome Ask An Educator post! Check it out!
Tags: 555, make
As I mentioned previously, Hans Camenzind, creator of the 555 IC, passed away recently. Make has been honoring him with various posts all week that celebrate the 555. With this post, they have a great list of 555 projects you can work on this weekend. If you’re curious about electronics, this might be a good place to start and dig in!
Tags: maker faire
I am getting excited about World Maker Faire! It will be my second Maker Faire, my first having been the Bay Area Maker Faire this past fall. I wrote up a post for GeekDad back then about how excited I was and much of it still holds true. It promises to be exciting! I will be there, along with my GeekMom wife, at the GeekDad/GeekMom booth. Be sure to stop by and say hi!
Tags: According to Pete, SparkFun
I love the “According to Pete” series from SparkFun Electronics. Have a look at this week’s edition about DIY guitar pickups and make sure you catch some of the back episodes if you are new to the series!
Tags: make, survey
Make wants to know all about your discovery of Maker culture. Go check it out and let your voice be heard!
Sad news in the electronics world. If you’ve ever started to look at a lot of basic circuits you have probably seen the 555 and its conjoined twin sibling, the 556. It is almost hard to escape learning electronics without exposure to this neat little IC. A moment of peace for the creator of a legend.