Thomas J Coyle III's Blog – September 2013 Archive (6)

World’s First Fully Automated 3D Printer for Schools

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At the Nashville Mini Maker Faire last weekend, I had the pleasure to speak with the makers at the New Valence…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 26, 2013 at 6:51am — 4 Comments

MinnowBoard Raises the Bar on Embedded Computing

 

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At World Maker Faire last weekend, I got the chance to check out Minnowboard, a new Open Source microcontroller board that is going after the Raspberry Pi market not by emulating the popular RasPi, but…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 25, 2013 at 5:00pm — 21 Comments

Intel's futurist introduces open source, 3D printed robot at Maker Faire

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Intel's Futurist and Director of Future Casting, Brian David Johnson, was at this week's Maker Faire in New York City to introduce an open source, 3D printed companion robot called Jimmie.

Johnson's job is to advise Intel as to what…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 23, 2013 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

PocketNC, an Affordable Five-Axis CNC

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Jaws drop when makers see a five-axis CNC at work. That’s what happened to me when I saw PocketNC performing its magic. I peered closely and saw a spindle moving along two axes milling a piece of plastic mounted on a trunnion moving along/around…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 23, 2013 at 10:21am — 8 Comments

Modifying a knock-off battery charger to be safer

Since we have been discussing the failure of LiPo batteries during charging, I thought that it would be interesting to post this article on the shortcomings of a knockoff LiPo battery charger and how it could, in its unmodified form, cause damage to a LiPo battery.

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 17, 2013 at 7:44am — 9 Comments

DIY Drones at 43,000 Members!

It's customary and a tradition that we celebrate every new 1,000 members here and share the traffic stats. This time it's 43,000!!!!

There were 1.7 million page views in the last month! (we get around 57,000 pageviews a day on average). It took us just 28 days to get this latest 1,000 members--we're averaging one new member every 40 minutes.

Thanks as…

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Added by Thomas J Coyle III on September 4, 2013 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

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