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  1. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/08/2017
    Free Raspberry Pi Simulator? Interesting. But odd since Raspberry Pi was/is designed to address the "affordability" in hardware/firmware/software.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Microsoft Is Creating a Free, Online Raspberry Pi Simulator
    www.designnews.com Good news for the Maker community. Microsoft has released a free online tool for prototyping Raspberry Pi projects. And the whole thing is open...
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  2. Lorena Esteban Peñas
    Leroy Merlin organizó “La Noche de los Talleres”: 500 actividades simultáneas en toda España.
    Lorena Esteban Peñas
    Leroy Merlin organizó “La Noche de los Talleres”: 500 actividades simultáneas en toda España
    spain.leroymerlin.com Leroy Merlin desarrolló el pasado 21 julio La Noche de los Talleres (#talleresleroymerlin), una iniciativa que fomentó la creatividad de una manera didáctica a través de talleres gratuitos sobre Do It Yourself (DIY). La compañía impartió más de 500...
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    Ignacio Orna
    02/08/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    Que cunda el ejemplo y se amplíe la iniciativa.
  3. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/07/2017
    A Post About Renewal . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Share
    makershare.com In 2016, Make: and Intel came together with a shared vision: creating a global Maker community for open innovation. Each felt the Maker community needed a place where Makers could share their stories, their projects and their knowledge, a digital...
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  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    11/07/2017
    One of the ultimate DIY projects: Make a Car.

    I am about 25 percent into building a Factory Five Racing Type 65 Coupe. Along the way, I have met some very interesting people - and we all share the love of American Muscle Cars.

    It is not only the finished object in itself, I am enjoying the experience that comes with this challenging, long term project.

    Here is an example of what I mean:

    cc: @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Wayne Yoshida
    Type 65 Coupe Update – Welcoming Another So Calif Coupe, More Steel Parts Painting
    wayne-yoshida-kh6wz.com I did not do much work in the garage this past weekend, since I had to pull an all-nighter to get my CQ magazine article finished before a deadline, and there was a Coupe welcome party at a fellow...
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  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/07/2017
    Kinda Neat: Lightning Detector Featured on MakerShare, a new blog site for Makers:
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Share
    makershare.com In 2016, Make: and Intel came together with a shared vision: creating a global Maker community for open innovation. Each felt the Maker community needed a place where Makers could share their stories, their projects and their knowledge, a digital...
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    29/06/2017
    Video Series: Excellent example of combining work with something you love:
    SolidWorks and the Electric Brewery!
    Brewing with Electricity: Episode 1 of 7 - An Introduction to our Mini-Series
    Brewing with Electricity: Episode 1 of 7 - An Introduction to our Mini-Series This video contains an introduction for our SOLIDWORKS Brewing Mini-Series where we demonstrate the use of an electric home brewing system while also...
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  7. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/06/2017
    DIY: Ikea Hack - Dog seat with a view and toy storage. I suppose this can be used for cats as well.
    Wayne Yoshida
    DIY dog window perch with steps - IKEA Hackers
    www.ikeahackers.net I needed something in my grandkids playroom for storage and serve as a dog window perch for my small dogs to sit and look out the window to the...
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  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/06/2017
    From The Woz: The Secret to 'Insanely Great' - Engineering and the Maker Attitude
    Wayne Yoshida
    Steve Wozniak Praises Makers and Open Source
    www.designnews.com During a keynote at Atlantic Design & Manufacturing 2017, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak shared his thoughts on open source, the Maker movement, and why engineers should build for...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    15/06/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thank you @John Vaughan for sharing
    John Vaughan
    15/06/2017 #2 John Vaughan
    Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida
    Basics
    John Vaughan
    15/06/2017 #1 John Vaughan
    The Grail
  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/06/2017
    Slide Show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2017

    So many things to do!

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/146635418@N02/34281883174/in/set-72157681763454123/lightbox
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017
    www.flickr.com Photo by Hep Svadja MAKEPHOTO...
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  10. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/06/2017
    Interesting! A color to smell translator using an Arduino
    Wayne Yoshida
    Bouquet - a color to smell translator
    www.arduino.org On his website, Niklas Roys calls himself “an inventor of useless things”. He is a designer, a maker, a teacher. Recently, Niklas gave a workshop at...
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  11. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/06/2017
    I wish I had a high school shop project like this! Way to go, Detroit Public Schools Community District, Ford Fund and Experience Aviation.

    The car is a kit from Factory Five Racing.
    www.motorauthority.com Detroit area high school students had an assignment way cooler than any typical school project: assemble a 1965 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe. The Ford Fund together with the Detroit Public Schools Community District and Experience Aviation...
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  12. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    08/06/2017
    Student Project - Motorcycle Helmet

    Great exercise for programming, microcontrollers, sensors and Arduino. But --

    I wouldn’t put blue LEDs on there. You'd get pulled over by a cop. Not sure of the value or safety of the display inside the helmet. I wouldn’t be able to focus on the road than then down to see the display. And why have all those batteries when you could pull power from the bike?

    But still a great hands-on "learning tool"
    Wayne Yoshida
    Protect Your Smarts, Build a Smart Motorcycle Helmet
    www.designnews.com Gadget Freaks Matt Kopper, Karl Akerberg, and Valerie Cochrane show you how to improve upon the typical motorcycle helmet design with some additional smart safety features and touchscreen...
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  13. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    07/06/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 - The Lightning Detector says "something" is out there. Maybe the Sextant Tesla Coil?
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Lightning Detector
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Lightning Detector My lightning detector/300 kHz receiver says "something" is out there. It's built into an old LCD TV cabinet. The circuit is easy to build, and is described...
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  14. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    02/06/2017
    Video: Cyril Drevet from France Visits Factory Five Racing
    Turbo.fr Visits Factory Five
    Turbo.fr Visits Factory Five The automotive website Turbo.fr recently went on a road trip from New York to Boston and made sure to visit Factory Five before heading up to the city for a...
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  15. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    01/06/2017
    Image from Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Margarita Baxter and Tenaya Hurst from Arduino.org welcoming visitors to their display booth. Wayne Yoshida
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  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    01/06/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 - A Local News Story
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire 2017: The ultimate DIY project
    www.mercurynews.com Maker Faire celebrates invention, earsplitting pyrotechnics, robots, crafts and large-scale...
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  17. ProducerEmma Sneddon

    Emma Sneddon

    25/05/2017
    Make Your “Christmas In July” The Yummiest With These Exotic Flavours!
    Make Your “Christmas In July” The Yummiest With These Exotic Flavours!It’s July. It’s not any ordinary month of the year. It’s our very own Christmas time. It’s the "Christmas in July". It’s a yummy time of the year. Let’s make it the yummiest. And none other than an exotic flavour can make it the most scrumptious...
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  18. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    23/05/2017
    So much to see, not enough time. As a "Maker" with booth duty, there was so much to see and do. Here's a link to see what I missed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: Live Updates and More | Make:
    makezine.com Welcome to Maker Faire Bay Area, the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth. Read what we see as we're seeing...
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  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/05/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area Outdoor 1
    Maker Faire Bay Area Outdoor 1 A giant Mouse Trap game, fire breathing sculptures and big machines at the outdoor...
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  20. Hilary Pullen

    Hilary Pullen

    17/05/2017
    Great post from Folksy.com for designers, makers and crafts people running small business to find support -
    Hilary Pullen
    Where to find support and advice if you're a designer or maker
    blog.folksy.com Where can you go if you need support for your creative business or creative communities willing to guide you on your way? Helen Bottrill leads the...
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  21. Lennarrrt Olausson
    GUERRA & MOREIRA (2017) - Keep it Simple, Make it Fast Volume 3

    The third KISMIF International Conference “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) DIY Cultures, Spaces and Places” was help in Porto, Portugal, between 18th July and 21st July 2016. This edition was once again focused on underground music, but directing its attention this time towards the analysis of DIY cultures’ relationship to space and places.
    Lennarrrt Olausson
    GUERRA & MOREIRA (2017) - Keep it Simple, Make it Fast Volume 3.pdf
    www.academia.edu The third KISMIF International Conference “Keep It Simple, Make It Fast! (KISMIF) DIY Cultures, Spaces and Places” was help in Porto, Portugal, between 18th July and 21st July 2016. This edition was once again focused on underground music,...
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  22. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    16/05/2017
    Trending in All Industries . . .
    But there may be a solution -- Amateur Radio and other "shop classes" and Maker Faire
    Wayne Yoshida
    It's Not a Sin to Get Your Hands Dirty
    www.designnews.com A healthy U.S. manufacturing economy requires hands-on expertise and technical skills. Unfortunately, much of the country still isn’t...
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  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/05/2017
    Still Madly Building Projects for the Bay Area Maker Faire

    It's this weekend, May 19!

    Here's another project under construction: A hand-held X-band source
    Wayne Yoshida
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  24. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    A Case study in the Lessons of Problem Solving...
    A Case study in the Lessons of Problem Solving...Believe it or not I am actually going to start by telling the story of my garage door opener (GDO), and meander my way through some thoughts on execution — And maybe something else, that at first blush may seem counter intuitive, but also worthy...
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    Graham🐝 Edwards
    25/05/2017 #11 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #5 Thanks for the comment @Ian Weinberg
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    25/05/2017 #10 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #4 Thanks for the comment @Phil Friedman... You are right.. that whole opportunity cost thing. I mean, if I had to jump on a plane that weekend and get to California, I would have bought a new one, and maybe even hired someone to install it because the money made in California more than paid for it and I would learn more there then in my garage. Alas that wasn't the case so I had fun with a GDO.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    25/05/2017 #9 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #2 Thanks for the comment @Kevin Pashuk... yes the value of action. my new "anti coach potato mantra"!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    25/05/2017 #8 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #1 Thanks for the comment @Wayne Yoshida... the fun we can have with home repairs. I really like when you say,"The life-learning we get when we take on the challenge" This is an internet quote for sure....
    Phil Friedman
    15/05/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 Wayne, good point. I have often explained to craftsmen in my boat shops that I can do what I'm asking them to do, and I can ultimately get it done just as well. The only difference between me and them being they can do it in 1/5 the time I would take -- what with all the redos I'd need. Cheers!
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/05/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Ah. @Phil Friedman makes a good point. In business, time is money, the most precious commodity in work. There could be situations where the learning thing is kicked out because of more practical reasons: Like satisfying the customer and producing the final result in a reasonable (as fast as possible) time.

    But, on our "free time" - we can use these challenges as great ways to learn new skills, "network" with friends (or make new ones) and certainly have fun at the same time. (Or maybe struggle and then celebrate when the task is completed.) This is one of the reasons I love DIY projects and the ham radio experience - it's the hands-on, personal time that makes learning fun.

    Or, the reverse side of this:
    When your attempt fails - you get to learn how **not** to do something. I have a lot of that kind of experience, too.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #5 Ian Weinberg
    Great article @Graham🐝 Edwards Leveraging oneself out of the comfort zone is very inconvenient, but as you've described so profoundly, expanding the breadth of engagement and experience is ultimately priceless.
    Phil Friedman
    15/05/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    All good points, Graham, @Wayne Yoshida, and @Kevin Pashuk, Certainly, my boatbuilder's gut (which trained right down on the shop floor with fellow tradespeople, is to pursue the solution and solve the problem with my own hands or at least under my own management supervision. But I've also learned there is a time and a place for that. And that when I am busy cranking out billable consulting hours at my standard hourly or day rate, it makes more sense, and is ultimately for less expensive, to either buy a full replacement assembly when a part breaks, or pay someone else to do the job at on third or less than what I am at that time charging and getting for my own work. Of course, during idling times between gigs, the situation reverses and I get to rationalize taking three times as long to fiddle around with and solve a problem... and maybe save myself a few dollars outlay in materials. This is a great piece. Sharing in Business Hub hive.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/05/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Excellent, @Kevin Pashuk
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/05/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    If I didn't know better Graham, I would think you were talking about understanding the 'value' of actions. I would say the lessons learned far exceeded the value of the money you saved. I've often told my kids that the 'easy way' is not always the 'better way'.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/05/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    @Graham🐝 Edwards -- YES! This is a "life-learning adventure" some of us "get" when we take on a challenge. Interestingly, I have a draft post in my computer about a GDO, so great minds do think alike!

    I had a similar experience with a clothes washer:
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@wayne-yoshida/the-missing-9-mm
  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/05/2017
    Remember the kid's game "Mouse Trap"? Did you have one of those? I didn't, but the kid at the end of the block who had everything sure did.

    Here's one for grown-ups as well as kids: A life-size version to play with!

    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Life-Size Mousetrap
    makerfaire.com The Life Size Mousetrap is a fantastically hand crafted, 16 piece, 50,000-lb. interactive kinetic sculpture set atop a 6,500-square-foot game board. This giant Rube Goldberg style contraption comes complete with a Vaudevillian style...
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