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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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
  18. 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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  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/05/2017
    A "must see" at Maker Faire Bay Area - Sextant Tesla Coil

    Coming to San Mateo, Calif. USA Event Center, May 19 to 21
    Wayne Yoshida
    Sextant Tesla Coil
    makerfaire.com The Sextant Tesla Coil consists of two 32 ft towers featuring 8 ft toroids. We have achieved 18 ft sparks between them, and hope to reach 24 ft as we continue to develop the...
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  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    05/05/2017
    Maker Faire is coming. I always think about my Maker Heroine, Jeri Ellsworth around this time. Here's a great video about the Maker and Making process: "Fail and Fail Often"
    Secret to Learning Electronics - Fail and Fail Often
    Secret to Learning Electronics - Fail and Fail Often Start making mistakes if you want to learn...
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  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/05/2017
    'Practicing Engineering Without a License" - This has some serious implications for those who do "engineering" as a hobby or pastime.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Oregon man fined for researching traffic light algorithms sans license
    www.motorauthority.com File this one under things unlikely to become a problem, but sure as can be, it has. An Oregon man, Mats Jarlstrom, has been fined $500 by the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying for researching, studying, and...
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  22. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    02/05/2017
    A sneak peek at a Maker Faire project under construction. . .

    What's a Maker Faire? Here's a story . . . .

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/your-grandpas-ham-radio-bay-area-maker-faire-2016-wayne-yoshida
    Wayne Yoshida
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  23. Катерина Чистикова
    EASY DIY NECKLACE HOLDER IDEA

    This major problem with storing jewelry. OMG. I have too much jewelry so it became a real problem to store it. Okay, it wasn't actually a problem. The main problem was that there were too much jewelry on the holders that I didn't see all my necklaces and earrings(I hung them together) and I forgot what I actually had.

    My previous organizer was also DIYed, it wasn't that perfect, I used a thick carton board, painted it and glued some ribbons and hooks. And really wanted to replace it with something new. Even thought it was painted in gold and bronze(which I love), it didn't fit my room.

    So, I decided to do a new holder specifically for necklaces! It was so easy and I could do it just the way I like and wanted it to be.
    Катерина Чистикова
    Moved Temporarily
    limbria.blogspot.com
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  24. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    28/04/2017
    Bay Area Maker Faire Coming May 19 to 21 Wayne Yoshida
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    Wayne Yoshida
    01/05/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area - May 19 to 21, San Mateo, Calif. Event Center
  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/04/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 - Program Schedule released. See who and what the buzz is about - coming to the San Mateo Calif. Event Center, May 19, 20 and 21.

    I will be there. Maker stand number 59609, "Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio"
    Wayne Yoshida
    Schedule - Maker Faire
    makerfaire.com The Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and...
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