Mark Schulz

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Green Magic - a short story by Jack Vance

Green Magic <b><br>a short story</b> <i>by</i> <b>Jack Vance</b><p>Howard Fair, looking over the relics of his great-uncle Gerald McIntyre, found a large ledger entitled:<p><b>WORKBOOK &</b> …

Good Times, Bad Times and the “Maker Moment”

Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…”<p>As the cliche goes, when one door closes another opens. On the economic front, there have been a lot of closing doors as businesses contract, outsource staff, and shed employees. Welcome to the new normal. So where are the open …

AirPi Wireless MonoBox Speaker

Makers continue to surprise us with their mods of the MonoBox Powered Speaker. Already this project has been built into a cigar box, an Italian cookie tin (with status LED), and a recipe box and ammo canister, among other builds. Now Weekend Projects maker Justin writes in with his version of this …

Laser-Cutting a Glueless, Acrylic Project Box

Laser cutters have been a boon for all types of maker projects, but there’s no denying that they have brought with them their own distinctiveness in terms of design (for better or for worse). A prime example is the ubiquitous finger-jointed box like the one seen below. <i><br>Photo by Flickr user …

MAKE Asks: Notebook Organization

<i>MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.</i><p><b>This week’s question: How do you take notes when working on projects? Be it on loose</b> …

BEND: A Circuit Bending Documentary

If you’re only somewhat aware of what circuit bending is–or have no idea!–be sure to watch BEND:<p>Short documentary on circuit bending created by Greg and Tim Andresen of Greater Sirens with Nick Petterson and Thomas McColskey for one of their classes at Expression College. It features interviews …

Making Circuit Boards with a Low Wattage Laser Cutter

The prevailing wisdom states that one can’t cut metal with low-powered hobbyist laser cutters. Rich Olson of Nothing Labs has owned his Full Spectrum 40W laser cutter for 1.5 years and has been trying to buck that trend ever since.<p>Through a contact at Seattle’s Metrix Create Space, he caught wind …

What We Can Learn From Hackerspaces

Open source advocate Catarina Mota spoke at TEDxStockholm about the increasingly cool and important role hackerspaces play in world society. Check it out!

Big Board List Compares Development Platforms

With the proliferation of single-board computers and the various flavors that they come in, it can be a bit daunting to a newcomer. Added to the vast array of programmable microcontrollers like the Arduino, it only makes platform decisions that much more complicated. In fact, we are frequently …

Bunnie Teaches Outsourcing to China

Having a hit product is both thrilling and terrifying. We’ve all seen it play out. A great idea becomes a cool product made in small volume by an excited maker. The snowball of success rolls downhill gathering speed and mass. The maker quickly finds he can’t keep us with demand. SPLAT! The large …

Mindstorms Blimp Drone

This blimp uses two 55″ helium balloons, Dexter Industries NXTBee wireless modules, a servo, and two DC motors. One of the creators, Tyler Westmoreland, shared the RobotC code. [via Dexter Industries]

How to Learn Almost Anything, Open MIT Online Class

Actually the name of the class is <i>Learning Creative Learning</i> and it’s offered by Mitch Resnick, the director of Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Lab. The ability to learn new ways to learn is more than a byproduct of a good education; it’s a basic survival skill in the 21st Century. What …

Workshop Wednesday: How To Heat-Bend Acrylic Enclosures

Acrylic has great potential as a building material for would-be makers. It has a very clean look, is easily cut (dremel, table saw, scroll saw, band saw, to name a few), and is durable.<p>When building your own creations, it’s sometimes necessary to bend the acrylic sheets themselves in order to serve …

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GDB stub that allows debugging of embedded devices<p>This is the source code for a very small GDB stub implementation. The stub is supposed to …

Atmospheric Gas Detector Kit Now Available in the Maker Shed

The second kit based on Patrick Di Justo and Emily Gertz’s <i>Atmospheric Monitoring with Arduino</i>, focused on Gas Detection in the Atmosphere, is now available in the Maker Shed.<p>Along with the book, we include two gas sensors in the kit, both of which are compatible with the Arduino. The MQ-2 Sensor …