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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SPP 77: Weirder Science 2016

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #77 for January 16, 2016 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2016/STEAM_0077_16JAN16.mp3 This week we cover: Painless Tooth Remineralization Mariachi Music and Math Standing Student Study Better 3D Printing Saves Kids Life Metallic Glue to Replace Soldering and Welding Weird Star Gets Weirder US Law Protects Asteroid Miners Rights [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog, follow along…

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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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SPP 76: Who’s Your DNA Daddy?

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #76 for November 2, 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0076_2NOV15.mp3 This week we cover: Man’s Unborn Brother is His Child’s Father Failure of Common Core and New Math Science Proves Late School Start Times are Better for Health and Performance A Real-life ‘Death Star’ We Can Edit Our DNA. Bt Should We? Faster Than Light Possible…

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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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SPP 75: How Much Swish to Buy a Dyson Sphere?

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #75 for October 17, 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/SPP/2015/STEAM_0075_17OCT15.mp3 This week we cover: Liquid Crystals to Repair Eyeball Lens Nanobots to Make Us Omniprescient Digital Healthcare Revolution AI has IQ of 4-Year-Old A Real Dyson Sphere Found? Sweden to Go Cashless Back to the Future 3D Display Gets Real US Drones Buyers to Register with…

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