Month: April 2008

DIY analog tape delay machine

DIY analog tape delay machine

From the Make: Flickr Pool: V2 of my Tape Delay Machine uses two walkman type tape players. One is a Realistic Stereo Mate and the other is a Memorex XB. Both players have a similar footprint, so I arranged them side by side and connected them together. A single tape loop runs through two modified […]

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Remember before you forget, but no sooner.

There’s a fascinating article by Gary Wolf in this month’s Wired titled “Want to Remember Everything You’ll Ever Learn? Surrender to This Algorithm” about using software to help optimize an individuals memorization process. We’re all familiar with the notion that memorizing facts takes persistence, time and repetition. What isn’t so obvious is that there’s an […]

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Arduino beer brewing

Yuri at homebrewtalk made this elaborate setup for brewing his own beer using an arduino board and some custom java software, which he uses for temperature control heating of his mash with steam. Lots of videos of the mash prep and setup, and not too much arduino code, via Hack-a-day.

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Soft Circuit Embroidery demo at Maker Faire

I’ll be doing a demo at 11am on Saturday at Maker Faire on embroidering a circuit with conductive thread, LEDs, and a watch battery. Don’t worry if you’ve never picked up a needle and thread before; this beginner’s level demo will show you the basics of embroidery and circuits. I’m very excited to see you […]

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