Road? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. - Dr. Emmett Brown. Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!
Ask an engineer – vinyl cutter night!
Adafruit has an offsite, Ladyada climbs
An overview back when Sparkfun had free days.
@ Hack-a-day – Animatronics reference.
@ MAKE – Made in Japan.
@Hack-a-day – How-to: Prepare your Eagle designs for manufacture.
@Hack-a-day – Bluetooth headset for PSP/PS2.
New DigiKey site.
@ Hack-a-day – Lazy psp player (automatic woodchopper).
@MAKE – HOW TO – Make lock picks (videos)…
@ Hack-a-day – DIY Fig rig.
@ Hack-a-day – overclock your calculator.
Way Back In Time…
On January 14, 1861, the first patent for a safety elevator “called a ‘hoisting apparatus’ in the application) was granted to Elisha Otis from Yonkers.
Oh, Benjamin Franklin, first great American paradigm-maker. He created the first insurance company. And the first fire station. And fiddled with keys in lightning storms (as our first grade teacher would have it). Could he be called the first great American hacker? He certainly did have a way of thinking differently. Many of his inventions were ignored or discarded for decades before their use was realized. He “discovered” the Gulf Stream, by researching maritime travel times, contributed to research of general effects of liquefaction on electrolytes. If only we could send him an Arduino…
An illustration from Fuch’s text: De historia stirpium commentarii insignes
Leonhart Fuchs, the father of botany and origin of the name for fuchsia, was born on January 17, 1501. The world would be a little less purple-magenta without him…