GoR 25: Podcast Studio in a Box

Gears of Resistance Episode 25 for February 24, 2017 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: Attribution-Noncommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Today’s podcast is brought to you by audible.com. They have over 180,000 titles to choose from for…

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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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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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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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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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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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Do You “IoT”?

Unless you’ve been sleeping under the rock for past few years, you’ve heard the term “Internet of Things” or IoT. It is a polarizing topic of conversation depending on the circles you travel around.  If you did just wake up, good morning! Now brush your teeth and then check out this article about IoT that…

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Preventing the Professional Priesthood

Gears of Resistance Episode #10 15 June 2015 http://greenshoegarage.com/podcast/GOR/2015/GOR_0010_15JUN15.mp3 In this week’s episode we talk with about the National Maker Faire that was held in Washington D.C. from June 12-13, 2015.  I can on my rant against open source hardware certification and why we need to keep the Maker Movement and STEAM Movement as nimble as…

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Making Snail Mail Cool Again!

I have a new article over at Mouser Electronics Bench Talk for Design Engineers blog!  Click here  to go right to the article. See what magic you can make happen with some TI MSP430s and a TI LaunchPad!   Hint:  Snail Mail Gets a High Tech prototype!  You don’t have to be an engineer to enjoy…

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More Phidget Phun

I have been playing with Phidgets more and more lately. Mainly because it is forcing me to go relearn good OOP programming skills, it’s also serving to push me to learn Python. As a hardware guy, it’s always a challenge to get motivated to learn yet another new programming language. But so far, so good….

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