February 5, 2013 AT 3:00 pm

Time travel Tuesday #timetravel a look back at the Adafruit, maker, science, technology and engineering world

Road?  Where we’re going, we don’t need roads. – Dr. Emmett Brown.
Here’s a look back at the maker world and beyond!


2011

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ASK-AN-ENGINEER, year of the rabbit! @ MAKE – Why Are Fewer Students in Science Fairs? & at Hack-a-day 8×8 LED infinity mirror!


2010

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Sparkfun carries our MintyBoost! “Why I believe in maker culture” @ MAKE. Repurposing a click wheel at hack-a-day.


2009

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@ MAKE – Modeling a character for 3D printing. At hack-a-day, TinkerKit, physical computing toolkit.


2008

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@ MAKE – Electronic graffiti artists win laser cutter contest. At hack-a-day, DMX light control for home automation.


2007

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@ MAKE, Egg Drop Strategies. Hack-a-day, Optical recognition LED control.


2006

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@ MAKE, Golfing on the moon…on this day, 1971. hack-a-day, BackTrack Live CD.


2005

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@ hack-a-day, underwater video camera.


Way Back In Time…

1915


Robert Hofstadter was born today ninety-eight years ago. He pioneered work in the structures of nucleons and his work helped create an understanding of the order of subatomic particles.


1897

3.141592653589793238462… = 3.2!?!?!?!
The Indiana Legislature passed a law mandating that the circumference of a circle equal 3.2 times its diameter. It argued that “the ratio of the diameter and circumference [pi] is as five-fourths to four.” It made it through the Indiana House but not through the Senate…


1821


Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to earn an M.D. in the United States, was born on February 3rd, 1821. Incidentally, when she was accepted to medical school, reviewers at the Geneva Medical School (now Hobart and William Smith College) initially thought her application was a spoof. Nonetheless she graduated in 1849.

 

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