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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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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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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GOR 20: Bus Pirate Says ‘01010010’

Gears of Resistance Episode #20 14 February 2016 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2016/GOR_0020_14FEB16.mp3   This week we cover: Occipital Structure 3D Scanner | Meshmixer | Meshlab | Netfabb Glowforge Inventables Carvey Desktop CNC Router Bus Pirate Saleae Logic Analyzer Don’t forget this is a great time of year to go through your lab or workshop and tidy up.  Get rid of…

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Building a Workshop on a Budget

With the holidays now behind us and with a few gifts cards in hand, the question before many is what to buy?  When starting out in any hobby, electronics tinkering especially, there is just way too much useful stuff to acquire at once. This “stuff” breaks down into two categories:  Tools and Parts (aka consumables).  The advice…

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PCB Milling Workflow

After months of trial and error, I am finally getting decent single-sided PCBs milled with X-Carve.  I am currently using 5 apps: EagleCAD, Pixelmator, SuperVectorizer, AutoDesk Graphic and Inventables’ Easel.  Here is the workflow I am using from my MacBook: EagleCAD to draw up the circuit Edit > Net Classes Width to 0.04 inches or…

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GOR 19: Maker Skills To Learn in 2016

  Gears of Resistance Episode #19 22 December 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0019_22DEC15.mp3   The maker skills we want to learn in 2016: CNC Milling  |  Inventables Carvey Metalworking and Welding   |  Harbor Freight 3D Printing  |  123D Design 3D Scanning  | Skanect  |  123D Catch Airbrushing  |  Master  |   Air Compressor and Tank Laser Cutting  |…

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Don’t Reinvent the 3D Printed Wheel

  3D printing has unleashed the product designer bug in many of us. Now more than ever, a mere few mouse clicks let’s one go from idea to tangible item in no time. Whether your 3D modeling skills are still under development or you just need a quick prototype, sometimes we don’t have the time…

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GOR 18: PCB Design Resources

  Gears of Resistance Episode #18 8 November 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0018_8NOV15.mp3   This week the stories are: Extra Life Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals KiCAD EagleCAD Simon Monk EagleCAD Book Fritzing Simon Monk Fritzing Book Mouser MultiSIM Blue SparkFun According to Pete PCB YouTube Videos SparkFun DRC Rules How to Create Arduino PCB Shield CircuitCalculator.com SMD…

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GOR 16: Documenting Your OSHW Project

Gears of Resistance Episode #16 12 October 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0016_12OCT15.mp3   This week the stories are: Join the GoR Slack Community | Slack.com $9 CHIP Computer is Shipping! AutoDesk open sources Ember 3D Printer, Fusion 360 Update AutoDesk 123D Apps Photon Environmental Datalogger GitHub Repo BuddyBot Project Write-Up Example GitLab Evernote EagleUp (EagleCAD to SketchUp 3D Model Tool)…

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