DiResta: Junk Doors

On this episode of DiResta, Jimmy is asked by a friend to create something for an auction. Given that the friend runs an organization (filmbizrecycling.org) that facilitates the reuse/recycling of props from film and TV, Jimmy created a unique storage cabinet, “junk doors,” using some of the junk drawer contents he found in her shop.

In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday at 2pm PT), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (“Dirty Money,” “Hammered,” “Against the Grain,” “Trash for Cash”) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy.

More details on the build and Jimmy’s notes here: http://blog.dev.makezine.com/2012/10/31/diresta-junk-doors/

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The Maker Movement Personified: Brook Drumm

The phenomenon we call the Maker Movement is characterized by many things, among them the ability to cheaply and quickly prototype hardware. Open hardware principles, collaborative design, and crowd funding are contributing factors, but perhaps the most empowering is access to inexpensive computer-controlled tools and software. If there’s someone who embodies what’s possible with this array of tools, it’s Printrbot founder Brook Drumm.

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Weekend Projects – PIR Sensor Arduino Alarm

Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at
http://makeprojects.com/Project/PIR+Sensor+Arduino+Alarm/72/1

This project is great for those beginning to build with Arduino, and requires no soldering. Using very few components, and some jumper wire, we’ll build a simple motion-sensing alarm. This project combines technologies we’ve used in previous Weekend Projects, including a PIR sensor and piezo buzzer. It’s great for practical jokes and doubles as an early warning system for the zombie invasion!

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DiResta: Junk Doors

On this episode of DiResta, Jimmy is asked by a friend to create something for an auction. Given that the friend runs an organization (filmbizrecycling.org) that facilitates the reuse/recycling of props from film and TV, Jimmy created a unique storage cabinet, “junk doors,” using some of the junk drawer contents he found in her shop.

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