Ten Books on Making

Inspired by Vitruvius and his Ten Books on Architecture, we are going to take a stab at Ten Books on Making. Releasing under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. Please follow along at https://bit.ly/TenBooksOnMaking

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Web-based CTF Tools

List of of tools I have found to be useful conducting cybersecurity CTF training: CyberChef Md5 Decrypt & Encrypt EXIF Data Viewer Canarytokens URL and website scanner – urlscan.io Grabify IP Logger & URL Shortener Shodan Search Engine OSINT Framework SpiderFoot HX Google Hacking Database (GHDB) – Google Dorks, OSINT, Recon StegOnline If you are…

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The Case for Continuously Upgrading Your Systems

It is unlikely the world will emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic completely the same as it was before the virus swept the planet. No doubt this is almost purely a story of human tragedy, but as an engineer, my ears were piqued to hear how antiquated technology was contributing to the slow response to alleviate…

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Resources for Makers Who Want To Help Save The World

The COVID-19 pandemic has catalyzed the Maker Movement into embracing their role in emergency response. Like ham radio operators before, Makers are helping governments, NGOs and non-profits fill critical skill and manufacturing gaps that are exacerbated when disaster strikes. From 3D-printing face shields and sewing face masks; to MacGyver’ing a massive number of ventilators, makers…

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Green Shoe Garage @ Consumer Electronics Show 2020

My company, Green Shoe Garage, made it’s long-awaited CES debut this year. Along with partners Mouser Electronics, Digi, and Medium One; launched TANKFULL: An IoT Experimentation Platform. An excerpt: “Tankfull consists of two water tanks equipped with submersible liquid pumps and liquid-level sensors. The demonstration platform enables an operator to control the flow of water…

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The Importance of the Maker

Like most of us, I wear many hats. Engineer, ethical hacker, author, and artist. Second only to dad, the hat I value most is that of maker. For me, the title of maker is a powerful one because it contains in itself so many important concepts. A maker is someone who thinks, who designs, who…

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#DIY Vacuum Chamber

  Spent the previous weekend building the above DIY vacuum chamber.  Pretty straightforward to build and lots of good YouTube videos out there to do just that.  What was lacking was a good list of the pipe fitting people used.  Trust when when I say it is not as straightforward as naive me wanted to…

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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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