Fidgeting With Phidgets

I have been playing with, what is for me, a new electronics ecosystem call Phidgets.  After doing some research I found out they have actually been around for over a decade.  In my short time playing with them, they appear to offer a very interesting twist on the open source hardware model.  A twist that…

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Creative Personalities: Tool-igans and Product Jocks

In my nearly 20 years of engineering, I have found there are two types of creative people you must have in your groups if you want to be innovative while making awesome things. I call them “the Tool-igans” and the “Product Jocks.” Both are passionate about technology and both love to build, but there are…

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DIY Minecraft Loot

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #46 2 August 2014 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2014/STEAM_0046_02AUG14.mp3 DIY Space Shuttle and Mission Control Simulator Storing The Wind Under The Ocean Stereolithography 3D Printing + Geometry + Aerogel = Super Strong Materials Google’s Smart Contact Lens Gets Real Tesla Inks Deal For Battery Gigafactory Forget Fiberoptic, Hello Air Waveguides Michael Art and Crafts [Download] For more…

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Boy Scout STEAM Merit Badges

As an (older) Eagle Scout who has been removed from scouting for a few years, I was excited to see a bunch of new tech related merit badges being offered started in 2014.  In my career as a Scout by earning merit badges such as Radio, Electricity, and Electronics, I found a passion that would…

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Priesthood in the Engineering Profession

Latin was widely used in the Catholic religion as a way to disenfranchise the masses thus elevating the priesthood and the church to an undue empowered status.  Luckily those days are behind us.  Unfortunately that hasn’t stopped humans from seeking to retain special status over their fellow man.  A lot of professions seek to unduly…

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My Other Cousin Solar

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #29. 1 December 2013. http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/2013/STEAM_0029_1DEC13.mp3 Blue Eagle Labs Kossel Clear 3D Printer PaxSpace Our Solar System’s Cousin New Champion for Universe’s Largest Structure  Beaming Power From The Moon Salty and Solar in Nevada Rumor:  Google Building Chrome-app Based IDE codenamed Spark [Download] For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow along…

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City of Bits and Bytes

S.T.E.A.M. Power Podcast #8 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/TTMP_0008_16MAR13.mp3 Living in a Smart City Maker Scouts Get a Job or Tuition is Free Reforming the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Rural Cellular Carriers Push for Phone Unlocking Fashion Recognition in Google Glass DIY Geiger Counters Special Treat in the Sunday Night Sky For more tech news and how-to’s visit the blog or follow…

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