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

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/04/2017
    Keeping Track of Voyager 2 - A Big Antenna is Needed. . .

    Part 1 of a 3 part series. Interesting to see what kind of radio gear is needed for this. Even more interesting are the ham radio folks who can do similar things experimentally using equipment at their home stations and slightly smaller dish antennae. . .
    How To Contact The Voyager 2 Probe (PART 1)
    How To Contact The Voyager 2 Probe (PART 1) Detailed look at how the 70m DSS43 NASA Canberra Deep Space dish is used to talk to the Voyager 2 probe 17 billion km from earth. Part of the NASA/CSIRO...
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  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    19/04/2017
    Introducing - The Big Ant from Nantes, France -- to be Seen at Maker Faire Bay Area, USA - May 19 to 21
    Wayne Yoshida
    Big Ant
    makerfaire.com The Big Ant is coming from the magical but very real place of De L'île Nantes and Les Machines Another creation and “traveling machine” of Les Machines, the Big Ant is often described as a combination of invented worlds of Jules Verne and the...
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  17. George Touryliov
    Bigger isn’t necessarily better—at least where satellites are concerned. Modern “CubeSat” satellites are smaller and more numerous than ever. A satellite today can be a “hitchhiker,” aboard a larger mission, as the video below mentions. Or, a CubeSat can be launched from the International Space Station. More at - https://go.nasa.gov/2pBQ9BxGeorge Touryliov
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    George Touryliov
    15/04/2017 #3 George Touryliov
    #2 Always Welcome Wayne! My pleasure...
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/04/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Yes, and most all of them have Amateur Radio on board! Thank you for sharing this, @George Touryliov !!
  18. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    Artist Heidi Annalise goes around painting US Landscapes in Altoids tins. 2/3 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    13/04/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Another Great One. Love it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    13/04/2017 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Beautiful!
    Brian McKenzie
    13/04/2017 #1 Brian McKenzie
    I am betting that is Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, Washington State
  19. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/04/2017
    What happens if you need a part for your space ship? You make one with a 3D printer!
    Wayne Yoshida
    NASA Projects Advance Technology for Additive Manufacturing in Space
    www.designnews.com While manufacturing companies and parts suppliers are embracing 3D printing and additive manufacturing for a variety of applications, there is perhaps no location more remote and difficult to supply than...
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  20. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/03/2017
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 is May 19 to May 21, 2017

    I will be there as a Bay Area (San Mateo, Calif) Maker for the 5th year in a row. Look for a Maker Faire in your area - events are all over the world!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio
    makerfaire.com There will be several projects on display and hands-on demos. All will have a common theme - Today's and tomorrow's microwave and advanced ham radio projects using Arduino, software defined radio (SDR), WiFi, image and video/wideband...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    19/04/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Faire Bay Area 2017 is May 19 to 21

    My Maker application is accepted - Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio is Maker Number 59609.

    Look for a Maker Faire event in your area and see what all the fun and education is all about!
  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    21/03/2017
    Simple but Handy Electronic Test Gear
    Meters in a box.
    Sharp-eyed viewers will recognize the wooden boxes from Ikea . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
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  22. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    09/03/2017
    This amazing homemade gadget and its inventor - David Prutchi, Ph.D. - is a great example of what true "Makers" do -- experimenting and tinkering on their own, and developing things just because they enjoy the journey of inventing things.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Gadget Freak of the Year Creates a Cheap Mine-Detection Tool
    www.designnews.com Design News provides free instructions to build a DOLPi polarimetric camera. The total cost for this gadget is less than $100, a bit cheaper than the $30,000 price tag of commercial...
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  23. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/03/2017
    Kinda Neat:
    Wayne Yoshida
    Maker Spotlight: Wayne Yoshida | Make:
    makezine.com Meet Wayne...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    09/03/2017 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Excellent "tool" @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín ! Thank you!
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    06/03/2017 #4 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #3 Soon we will have the option of sharing with a plugin. For now we can take advantage of this https://www.bebee.com/plugins/share-button
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/03/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Exactly! How do we get that over there? I will reach out and ask!
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    06/03/2017 #2 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #1 Too many!!! Where's beBee?
    Wayne Yoshida
    05/03/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín -- take a look at at all the Sharing buttons on this Make: platform! I do not think I have seen so many "share buttons" in one place!
  24. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    23/02/2017
    Fashion Show: Trash into Wearables!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Wearable Waste: Snapshots from the 2017 Trash 2 Trends Fashion Show
    www.waste360.com During Trash 2 Trends, Trashionistas rocked creative and sustainable outfits on a runway at SeaWorld’s Ports of Call in Orlando,...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    23/02/2017 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    @Candice 🐝 Galek - Maybe a new Bikini Luxe venture?
  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    16/02/2017
    Great newsletter for Makers and Educators. Take a look and subscribe!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Make: Education
    newsletter.makermedia.com
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