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  1. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    02/12/2017
    A Ho Ho Ho Controller for Christmas
    A Ho Ho Ho Controller for ChristmasA few years ago, I made this zero-budget Christmas light controller. It was inspired by an old model railroad signal, a small electronic sequencer with three channels and a speed control. As Tim Allen from the TV show “Home Improvement” would...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    04/12/2017 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    #5 @Phil Friedman - funny you should say that. The original title of this post, and the name of the project, is actually "A Ho Controller." But I decided to change that in the final . . . happy holiday to you and your family, Phil.
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/12/2017 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 @Lada 🏡 Prkic - Thank you for reading and commenting -- and am glad it triggered a nice memory of your father. Best holiday wishes to you and your family!
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/12/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 @Randall Burns -- Hey Randy! Yeah, someone started a game. . . . enjoy!
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/12/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 @Nicole Chardenet - something tasty baking in your kitchen? Thanks for reading this rather nerdy holiday post.
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/12/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian -- you are also a chef -- and a whole lot of other stuff -- who writes!
    Phil Friedman
    03/12/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    Wayne, I'm going to remain silent on this one... because I keep flashing back to some politically incorrect jokes of my youth. But I do wish you and everyone an early Merry Christmas. HO, HO, HO!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    02/12/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Wayne, the photo of your work desk instantly reminded me of my late father who was an electronics technician. Our house was full of zero budget electronics projects. He taught me some basic skills of fixing and "improving" small household appliances.
    I don't know if I'm going to "improve" my Christmas light controller but thanks for an idea and bringing back my memories.
    Randall Burns
    02/12/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #2 I don't know @Nicole Chardenet, I'm smelling toasted almonds and fennel... hmmmm

    #1 Not quite sure about this BUT I am a Cook who writes... (have I got the gist of this game or did I miss it completely?)

    Great post @Wayne Yoshida, (I think, I have to admit it's a bit over my head...)
    Nicole Chardenet
    02/12/2017 #2 Nicole Chardenet
    #1 Why do I smell chocolate and peanut butter?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    02/12/2017 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hmm, I'm a writer who codes, you're a writer who builds electronic stuff.
    Cool
  2. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    03/10/2017
    Another example of technology gone wrong: Microsoft Tay experiment.

    I think it shows how naive the creators are.
    Wayne Yoshida
    Microsoft’s disastrous Tay experiment shows the hidden dangers of AI
    qz.com The question we always ought to ask ourselves before leaping headlong into the unknown with new technology is, Who...
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    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    03/10/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Equally important to the "who benefits?" question is the "at whose expense?" one. Because, unlike other scenarios, this one is definitely a zero-sum game.
  3. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    28/09/2017
    iPhone 8 - What's the first thing to do when you get one? Take it apart, of course to see inside! Not ready to do this on your workbench? Watch the video by iFixit

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+8+Teardown/97481
    Wayne Yoshida
    iPhone 8 Teardown
    www.ifixit.com Teardown of the iPhone 8 A1863 performed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in Sydney,...
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  4. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    26/09/2017
    Video of the new Lightning Detector being tested . . .
    Lightning Detector 2
    Lightning Detector 2 Another lightning detector based on the schematic and examples the wonderful website TechLib:...
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  5. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/09/2017
    As if we didn't already have too much to worry about - Now here's this: Hacking the voice interface
    www.eedesignit.com Vulnerable to 'silent' nefarious commands, Alexa and Siri could be directed to malicious websites through unheard...
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  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    12/09/2017
    Just when energy savings and conserving electric power is a good thing, out comes a product that uses electricity when it is TURNED OFF. Is it just me or is this a very bad idea?
    www.eedesignit.com Customization options for Samsung's Frame televisions has expanded, with designer-led concepts that extend from the screen and out onto the bezel and...
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  7. Sports Car Products
    Are you hoping to get more out of your Bluetooth headphones? I hope not because time is not yet there..
    Sports Car Products
    Why Bluetooth 5.0 won't improve Bluetooth Headphone Quality - Sports Car Products
    www.sportscarproducts.com Is Bluetooth 5.0 really going to improve Bluetooth headphone quality? Lets deeper and find out what has been missing in all the...
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  8. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    30/08/2017
    Is the future here already? Mind control by Neurable --
    Wayne Yoshida
    Neurable Wants to Let You Control Any Device With Your Mind
    www.designnews.com Brain-controlled VR games are just a start. If startup Neurable has its way, controlling devices with your mind will be the next frontier in everything from home computers to medical devices, robots, and...
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    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    30/08/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    How long was I out? Did I miss the rest of the 2010s (and possibly 2020s)? What year is this?

    Awesome product. I can see more like these becoming trendy in the years to come.
  9. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    28/08/2017
    Want to experience electronic kit building from the past? Try an un-building project!
    Wayne Yoshida
    Electronic Kit Un-Building | Maker Share
    preview.makershare.com Refurbishing a vintage Heathkit vacuum tube voltmeter. The cover photo shows the "old" version, at the beginning of the un-building phase.I built this test instrument 30 years ago. It was time to clean it up a...
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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. Baggio Wang

    Baggio Wang

    06/07/2017
    Wire Bonding Guidelines
    Baggio Wang
    Wire Bonding Guidelines-Blog-Jaapson blog and resource center
    www.jps-pcb.com There are two wire bonding processes that are used, Thermosonic (T/S) Gold Ball Wire Bonding and Ultrasonic (U/S) Aluminum Wedge Wire Bonding.  Approximately 90% of all IC Assembly in Semiconductor Packages is manufactured using Gold Ball Bonding...
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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    27/06/2017
    NASA Technologies . . . Actually, I think many people do know about these things. Still interesting.
    Wayne Yoshida
    7 Great NASA Technologies You Don't Know About
    www.designnews.com Despite what you might have heard, NASA is harder at work than ever. We take a look at seven technologies NASA is developing to take humans to Mars and...
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  16. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    23/06/2017
    Dayton Hamvention - Record-Breaking Attendance, Despite Rainstorms

    http://www.arrl.org/news/hamvention-reports-second-largest-attendance-ever-for-2017-show
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  17. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/06/2017
    A follow-up to one of @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian 's shares . . . Wayne Yoshida
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  18. Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    LMAO Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    15/06/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 LOL
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/06/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/06/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    While we are at it...

    Q: What happened in the binary race?
    A: Zero won.
  19. 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
  20. 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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  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    09/06/2017
    Dead GPS - I Fixed It

    I almost threw my GPS out the window a few weeks ago. It kept cutting in and out. Turned out to be a broken cigarette lighter plug.

    It's working again. . .
    Wayne Yoshida
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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/06/2017
    Interesting product - but a disappointment at the end . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    Vibrating Wristwatch Could Aid Parkinson’s Sufferers
    www.designnews.com Microsoft’s prototype Emma Watch enables a user to write her name for the first time in...
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