Month: July 2009

Pet Spotlight: Lee Meredith’s Shelter Kitty, Garbanzo

Crafter Lee Meredith of leethal.net likes to shake things up at home with her furry kitty and crafty assistant, Banzo. Name of Pet: Garbanzo (we call her Banzo or Foofer…) Pet Type: Shelter kitty. Favorite activity: Chasing the mysterious red light that comes out of the laser pointer. Favorite food: Natural Purrz Tender Chicken “healthy […]

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Call for Makers – SE Michigan, Mini Maker Faire

Call for Makers – SE Michigan, Mini Maker Faire

Dale Grover, of GO-Tech (Ann Arbor, MI), writes: Developers, artists, and enthusiasts will display their ideas at the first Ann Arbor “Mini” Maker Faire, August 29, 2009, in downtown Ann Arbor. Applications are sought from people and groups with engaging, cool projects. Entry Deadline: August 4, 2009. Space is limited–please submit your entry by the […]

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Oscilloscope text display from a single PIC

Oscilloscope text display from a single PIC

Ficara’s oscilloscope scrolling text display project uses just one PIC chip & no other components (well, battery/power supply of course :) – Scrolling text on oscilloscope, built with only one component: the Microchip PIC16F628A. The characters to be displayed are stored in EEPROM (ascii codes from 0x20 to 0x5f so numbers, capital letters and special […]

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Diamond-blade dicing saw from hard drive

Diamond-blade dicing saw from hard drive

Over at the mightyOhm, Jeff Keyzer has a guest blogger, his friend Tony. Tony’s first project posted is (part 1) of this awesome diamond-bladed precision chop saw he built with parts from hard drives. The motor, pivot bearing, and motor driver are all from old drives. The blade is a surplus wafer-dicing blade, 300µm thick! […]

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