Jackson Oleson

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Cubli: The Cube That Can Walk and Jump

Built by Mohanarajah Gajamohan at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, the Cubli is a 15 cm cube that can walk, jump and balance on one corner.<p>Reaction wheels mounted on three faces of the cube rotate at high angular velocities and then brake suddenly, causing the Cubli to jump up. …

DIY TV & Media Center

In this project I’m going to show you how to make a DIY television with the ability to display broadcast TV programs. It will also play movies with the help of a Raspberry Pi microcontroller serving as media center!<p>But first, a handy parts list:<p>Parts List<p>TV with dual AV inputs. I used a 7″ NTSC/PAL …

Primer — Soldering and Desoldering

<i>This tutorial is from MAKE Vol. 1.</i><p>The two key parts of soldering are good heat distribution and cleanliness of the soldering surface and component. With practice, you’ll become comfortable and experienced with the process.<p>In this primer, I’ll explain how to solder a component onto a printed circuit …

B-Gone Kit

It's easy to assemble the TV-B-Gone kit; this guide walks you through the process step-by-step.<p>Tired of all those LCD TVs everywhere? Want a break from advertisements while you’re trying to eat? Want to zap screens from across the street? The TV-B-Gone kit is just what you need. With just a simple …

Skill Builder: Arduino 101

Ever heard of Arduino? It’s an awesome programmable microprocessor (mini computer) that you can make do almost anything! ts main purpose to make actuators react to sensors (lights, motors, and more). This primer will help you get started with Arduino and a little bit of coding.<p>The Arduino Leonardo …

Getting Started with the BeagleBone Black

Intel Edison: A Computer in an SD Card

Intel’s new single board computer, Edison, takes on a familiar form factor. Jammed into an SD card, the 400MHz Quark processor on board has two cores, flash memory, and includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy for communication. It runs Linux on one core and a real time operating system on the …

How I Built a Raspberry Pi Tablet

It seems that every day a manufacturer comes out with a new tablet computer. Thinner, lighter, faster, but it seems that they all look about the same and accomplish roughly the same things. When I set out to build my Raspberry Pi tablet I wanted something different. I wanted an all-in-one system …

Building an Open Source Laptop

About a year and a half ago, I engaged on an admittedly quixotic project to build my own open source laptop. By I, I mean we, namely Sean “xobs” Cross and me, bunnie. Building your own laptop makes about as much sense as retrofitting a Honda Civic with a 1000hp motor, but the lack of practicality …

Finally, A Super-Simple Modular Robotics Kit

Engineering for the rest of us<p>The robot of the popular imagination, whether it’s R2D2 or Rosie, just works. But in reality, making a robot just work takes a lot of hard work. Many would-be roboticists give up when faced with a soldering iron, an Arduino board, and lines of code. The EZ-Robot kits …