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Super Bright White LED SMT Slugs

Submitted by ayu on Fri, 11/12/2010 - 11:16

We found some discontinued super bright 1 watt white LED slugs for $2.75 a piece from All Electronics. To use them, you would need to buy a Luxeon LED board. We were able to get the boards from Digikey for $1.19 each.

Here are some instructions that I compiled for the students on how to use them.

Arduino Timer Library Workshop

Submitted by ayu on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 16:50

Makezine: Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide

Submitted by ayu on Thu, 11/11/2010 - 16:07

In 2007 I built our first mobile electronics lab to  solve a facilities issue. http://kineticsandelectronics.com/MobileClassroom . Now it's everywhere, DYI build your own workspace, shops, hackerspace, anything you can think of.


Latest special issue of Make with topics on:

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Solar Experiment

Submitted by ayu on Wed, 03/03/2010 - 17:03

Mitchell Chan "A Vision of Amen" 2009

Submitted by ayu on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 22:26

A Vision of Amen

This piece uses the prototype of the ArtBus PWM board.

Motorized Pan & Tilt System by Philomène Longpré

Submitted by ayu on Sat, 12/19/2009 - 23:32

Philomène Longpré was a graduate student at the Art and Technolgy Dept, she is now studying her Ph.D at DXARTS in Digital Arts and Experimental Media.  She was asked to design and fabricate a motorized pan tilt system for mounting any camcorders, small video projectors, sensors, or sculptural parts. She sent me this link  of her tutorial to share with us. You can learn more by clicking on her tutorial link below. Here are pics from her tutorial.

Bringing new life to old machines

Submitted by ayu on Mon, 10/19/2009 - 14:38

I spent this past summer retrofitting our 40 year old lathe and mill with contemporary digital readouts. Since our Clausings were of smaller size than most machining tools, it was hard to find something that were applicable. We purchased two sets of Anilam DRO kits.


Submitted by ayu on Sat, 10/17/2009 - 23:56

Part-time faculty, Brett Balogh spent a few weeks this past summer putting together the ReRap for a new class that is being offered this fall. The Rerap is an open source project  aimed at creating  largely self-replicating machines.

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