Designing an Escape Room Gadget with Arduino, Eagle, Fusion 360: RFID Part 2

Like escape rooms? Wanna know how to make an RFID puzzle gadgets for escape rooms? In this video series, we will look at the tools and steps to create the electronic hardware, firmware, and mechanical components for an RFID-powered escape room gadget. For more information check out Green Shoe Garage guides at http://greenshoegarage.com/projects/oser/ Part 2 focuses…

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Extra Life: Kick Childhood Disease in the [email protected]!

Gears of Resistance Episode #17 30 October 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0017_30OCT15.mp3   This week the stories are: Extra Life Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Orange Pi: $39 Android-Powered RasPi Competitor | Purchase for $15 Arduino 101 powered by Intel Curie Anthony Bourdain’s New “Raw Craft” Series Focuses on Makers How Makers Shaped New Star Wars Props Fixes to the Ill-Conceived…

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S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast: Episode 1 – The Pilot

The Pilot:  S.T.E.A.M. Podcast #1.Highlights from this week’s science, engineering, and technology news:  White House OSTP announces National Day of Civic Hacking  Intel to stop manufacturing desktop motherboards  Software Defined Radio Challenge  Nintendo Miiverse smartphone app: A harbringer of things to come?  For more tech news follow along on Twitter @mbparks.  Or listen on iTunes.Music by Halloween,…

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Getting Started With Ham Radio

I get questions all the time from friends and strangers alike about tech, engineering, and other geek topics.  When I get a good one, I like to share the question and response to benefit everyone.  The latest question is how does one go about getting involved with amateur radio?  Here is a summary of my…

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Function, Not Form

When I study a problem the thing that is foremost on my mind is do I understand the problem at its most basic functional level?  To get past the current form of a thing so as not be prejudiced by how things are done today in their current form.  To understand the function of thing…

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The Future of Programming

Two trends are occurring as we speak.  First, the smartphone has become the new PC.  Secondly, programming computers is becoming child’s play literally.  Case in point look at the two image belows, similar, yes? On the top you have Scratch, a program from MIT used to get kid’s excited about programming through Lego block-esque “click…

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Books for Learning Electronics

I recently picked up “Make: Electronics” by Charles Platt from Amazon from $23 (vice $34 on MakerShed). It is one of the best introductory books written for those with little or no electronics experience. It is fantastic mix of theory and practical, and is all based on experiments that are well explained and illustrated. The…

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