GoR 23: LED Lights, Altoid Tins, and the End of the DMCA

Gears of Resistance Episode 23 for November 6, 2016 Battery Powered LED Light Strip You Can Now Legally Hack Your Own Stuff (Changes to the DMCA Go In Effect) For more tech news and how-to’s follow along on Google+ and check out our YouTube Channel. Music is “Computer Control” by Tom Woxom, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ CC:…

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SPP 79: The STEAM Strikes Back

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #79 for October 23, 2016 NSFW WARNING: Just a word of warning, towards the end of this episode we discuss entertainment and impact on society where we touch upon violence and sexuality. Nothing too raunchy but listener discretion is advised. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2016/STEAM_0079_23OCT16.mp3 This week we cover: Science: Is There A 9th Planet Hiding Out There?…

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GoR 22: 3D Printing + Woodworking and OSHW News

Gears of Resistance Episode 22 for October 8, 2016 Divorce Averted: Arduino.cc and Arduino.org Make Nice Arduino ESLOV | Kickstarter ESP 32 Stuff | 2 | 3  |  GitHub IoT Botnet For more tech news and how-to’s follow along on Google+ and check out our YouTube Channel. Music is “Computer Control” by Tom Woxom, available at http://freemusicarchive.org/ CC:…

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Homebrewing a Tool Box with LEDs!

Some times you just want to make stuff with no real practical purpose! Some call it art. I call it fun. I have wanted a toolbox with LEDs inside so it’s easier to find stuff in the dark. So I set out to make as ‘unique’ (that’s being gentle!) a box as I could using…

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2016 Bmore Comic Con

What place does art have in science, technology, engineering and math? And more importantly, what’s this got to do with the 2016 Baltimore Comic Con?

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Rise of The Purple Collar Worker

A little background in case you’ve never heard the terms blue collar or white collar jobs. To be a blue collar worker was to hold a job that tended to be more physical labor and less education.  Whereas as white collar workers tended to be the office drones, sometimes requiring college education.  Blue collar tended to…

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Maker Lessons from Cooking

You may not have an electronics laboratory or woodworking shop at your home, but chances are you do have a kitchen. There is also a chance that every now and then you use for it’s intended purpose of cooking food. In my mind cooking is the original Maker skill. Instead of mixing together electronic components,…

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Prototyping Workflow using the Silhouette Portrait

Long the tool of choice of scrapbookers and wedding invite makers, the humble electronic tool is finding itself more and more a part of industrial design workflows. Known to many as a Cricut machine (Cricut being a company that manufacturers these tools, think Kleenex versus tissues or Windex versus window cleaner) these “CNC knives” are very…

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GoR 21: Not Your Grandpa’s DIY

Gears of Resistance Episode #21 for 17 April 2016   http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2016/GOR_0021_17APR16.mp3   This week we cover: Arduino MKR1000 Hackster.io Johnny-Five.io JavaScript Robotic Framework MPLABX Xpress IDE Embroidered Antennas Sewing Loops Mandrels (for making wire loops and coils) Silhouette Portrait 2D Design: Pixelmator  |  AutoDesk Graphic 3D DESIGN: SketchUp   |  AutoDesk 123D Design Pepakura Designer Matboard Airbrushing Super…

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