Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy New Year

The end of 2011 is approaching and we at Digital Fanatics wish to thank you all for reading. The news will start flowing again on the other side of the New Years Eve parties. See you all again in January … Continue reading

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eMaker Huxley – Soldering

The work on assembling the eMaker Huxley 3D printer has been slowed down by other commitments, but now things are moving again. After some five hours of soldering (over several nights) the electronics are fully assembled. When buying the kit, … Continue reading

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Printing Tangible Objects

I’ve been in contact with a researcher working with tangible user interfaces, TUIs. As a part of his thesis work, he needed handles for his end users to interact with. These handles where printed using a MakerBot. Here is Allen’s … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi Gets an IO-board

The Gertboard, by Gert van Loo, is introduced over at the Pi-site blog. It is an extension board for all the tinkerers out there. It provides LEDs, GPIO, sensor inputs and motor drives. The plan is to sell it alongside … Continue reading

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Historical Homebrew

How can one understand the present? By studying the past! My copy of The Complete Historically Brewed arrived. As some might know, I’m a collector of old machined. My goal is to have working machines representing most of the major … Continue reading

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Hacking Servos

The blog Built to Spec has a story on how to hack a standard RC servo into a brushed DC motor controlled. Basically, the trick is to fool the servo logic into believing that the servo is constantly centered. This … Continue reading

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Open Source, Open Hardware, Openess

The open source movement, which I disrespectfully use as a term for the free software movement, has gone from a obscure group of nerds to the force powering smart-phones, the internet and large parts of our lifes. Taking away the … Continue reading

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Annual Reader Poll

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MSPism – an MSP430 with Radio

Theo Labs is working on theĀ MSPismĀ board. It is an MSP430-based board providing ISM radio. The radio portion is provided by, for instance, this board. The software for the board is currently under heavy development. The end goal is to create … Continue reading

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