Category Archives: construction

Glif + DSO Nano: two great tastes…

I was recently given a Glif, and even though I don’t own an iPhone 4, the Glif has been very useful. It it’s a perfect tripod mount for my DSO Nano oscilloscope, and makes it easier to prop the scope … Continue reading

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CNMAT resources archive

Berkeley’s CNMAT (center for new music and audio technologies) has a nice resource archive, with pictures.  Useful if you’re looking for electronic parts, microphones, and other things audio-related.  Similar to RISDpedia and ITPedia, among others, very useful.  Thanks to Tom … Continue reading

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Dynohubs: power from bikers

Lots of people are into mechanical generation of electrical power these days, so here’s a nice tip from the guys at Uncommon Projects: dynohubs.  I had a note in my inbox for months that just said “dynohubs, Tarikh.”  So I … Continue reading

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Surplus Center

Mike Olson likes to move heavy things.  So when he says something like this: Hands down the best site for finding cheap powerful motors is: www.surpluscenter.com You can’t search by torque, but they usually have an excellent seclection of powerful … Continue reading

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The Handiest Thing Ever (for soft material fabricators)

Kate Hartman turned me on to the nifitiest place ever: the Big Button. This is the information center for the Fashion District. You need to know where to get something there, they’ll tell you. It’s located at the corner of … Continue reading

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Mechanics for Artists

Christopher Palmer’s got a couple of nice sites dedicated to mechanics for artists. Check out kineticworld.com, his blog on mechanical art, and the ROMFA (Rudiments of Mechanics for Artists) wiki as well.
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Thermochromic inks

They have the widest product line and appear to provide some of the smaller resellers as well (they sell minimum by the 1/2 gallon i think)…. “The problem is that all of the products we have come across start with a color and go to clear or to a lighter color when activated with heat (or cold).”
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Amazing Magnets

Amazing Magnets sells rare earth magnets, ferrofluid, and other magnet products. Thanks to Zach Layton for the link.
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Mettrix PCB fabrication

Mettrix is an upstate NY company who do PCB fab and assembly. Their work is recommended by Todd Polenberg, and apparently they can do Ball grid array parts too.
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DIY Touchpanels

Sasha Harris-Cronin gave a talk at O’Reilly’s Maker Faire on DIY touchpanels. Her notes are online here.
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