Michael Patrick Bowes

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Making Jobs

Does innovation create jobs or just eliminate them? That was the question put forward at the International Summit on Innovation for Jobs (I4J), held last week at SRI in Menlo Park, CA. The outsourcing of jobs and improved automation are two trends that have eliminated jobs. Where are the new jobs …

ITP Camp: Arduinos and Laser Cutters, But No Tents or Bug Bites

For over 30 years, NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program “has been a hub of experimentation in art, media and technology.” A two year graduate program at Tisch School of the Arts in New York City, ITP is frequently featured on the pages of MAKE. The work that comes from the students in the …

Will 3D Printers Save the World?

3D printers have exploded in popularity with promises of reinventing everything from manufacturing to entrepreneurship. While 3D printing has a few detractors and people who point out that it won’t live up to the hype, I believe 3D printing will actually do more than reinvent the way we design and …

Book Review: Secrets of Lead-Acid Batteries

First off, if you’re unfamiliar with Lindsay Publications, get yourself acquainted. Unforunately, they’ve ceased to publish books, but copies can still be acquired online. Their collection of books is a treasure trove of Maker knowledge from yester-year, and “Secrets of Lead-Acid Batteries” is no …

How Many People Will Own 3D Printers?

<i>Getting to One Million Sold</i><p>A sign of the growing business interest in 3D Printers is that I had three conversations this week with venture capitalists who are trying to figure out this market. (Word is that MakerBot is out raising a new round of financing, after having raised $10M in 2011.)<p>How big …

DIY Laser Cutter for PCB Stencils

I love this — a laser cutter just powerful enough to cut vinyl, but that’s great for creating your own PCBs.<p>Are you sick and tired of using a tooth pick to apply solder paste? Are you still using through hole components because you don’t want to deal with soldering surface mount devices (SMD)? If …

How-To: Print Circuit Layouts on Perfboard

<i>The Monday Jolt is a new series about microcontrollers and electronics that appears in MAKE every Monday morning.</i><p>For today’s <i>Jolt</i>, I asked German hacker “Kopfkopfkopfaffe” to create a how-to on transferring both sides of a circuit design onto perfboard. Perf is great for creating a quick, robust …

A Closer Look at Resistors

MAKE alumnus and supernerd Collin Cunningham rhapsodizes about everyone’s favorite current-fighting backbone of circuitry–the resistor–in this classic MAKE video. Collin talks about Ohm’s Law, resistor color codes, and using pencil graphite to make paper resistors.

CNC Router Bits Demystified

Minneapolis maker Greg Flanagan demystifies CNC router bits on the 100kGarages blog.<p>CNC routers need bits. They determine the kind of carving you can do, the resolution of your finished designs, and how fast you can move through the material. They come with cutting edges that pull up or push down …

Maker Pro Newsletter #8

<b>“Helping the next generation of humans build the next generation of robots.”</b><p><i>From the editors of MAKE magazine, The Maker Pro Newsletter is about the impact of makers on business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, innovators, along with technology and</i> …

Fine-Tuning Resistor Values…With a File

What if you need a 10-ohm resistor? No, not 9.92 ohms, but precisely ten? Gareth of Let’s Make Robots shows how simply filing a little bit away from the resistor’s casing increases its resistance. Now, what would you do if the measured value was 10.02 ohms?

Arduino Uno vs BeagleBone vs Raspberry Pi

<i>The Monday Jolt is a new column about microcontrollers and electronics that appears in MAKE every Monday morning. This post was written by Roger Meike and appeared on the Digital Diner on October 24, 2012. It is reposted here on the MAKE site with permission.</i><p>We like to build stuff here at Digital …