“Back to the Land with a bit of digital assistance.”
Caleb Kraft from Hack-a-Day stopped in to visit Mikey Sklar while he toured the Southwest in August 2012. After showing him some geeky stuff they drove to a nice spot of the Rio Grande and sat around in the river to cool off.
Also For Sale at ABQ Mini-Maker Faire: YATC2 Kit – Temperature Controller for all your fermentation needs.
This temperature controller is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering. It is ideal for the following:
converting a chest freezer into a refrigerator
converting a dorm fridge into a cheese and wine refrigerator
converting a hot plate into a temperature controlled cooker
converting a camping cooler into fermenter
converting a crock pot into a sous vide
‘ Da Pimp Kit‘ – Battery Recovery Unit
Da Pimp is a extremely portable battery tester / desulfator / charger. It uses capacitors instead of a transformer creating a highly efficient conversion of AC to DC voltages. It is available fully assembled with all accessories or as a complete kit that requires soldering.
The Chuppers are sound & video contraptions put together from various components that offer unique and hands-on “instruments” for creative inspiration. At the Mini Maker Faire, there will be a Diorama Chupper that will allow folks to stage a miniature “set” and with cameras and video mixer, insert their face in the scene, taking their own Chupper portrait, which will be emailed to them immediately. We will also have some audio Chuppers for all to manipulate to provide sound ambiance.
The airmonica is a easy-to-learn tweakable DIY musical instrument that you can use to perform harmonic musical ditties by accompanying a tri-tone arpeggiator. There are endless opportunities to expand the airmonica in any way that will make it your your own custom instrument.
Joe Grand was a co-host of Prototype This, an engineering show on Discovery Channel (now on Netflix) that followed the real-life design process of a unique and crazy prototype each episode. Joe will be sharing stories about the projects and displaying some electronics he built on the show.
Joe Grand is an electrical engineer, hardware hacker, and daddy. He has been involved in electronics since the age of seven and specializes in the invention and design of consumer devices and modules for electronics hobbyists.
He runs product development firm Grand Idea Studio and is on the technical advisory board of MAKE Magazine. Joe was a member of the legendary hacker collective L0pht Heavy Industries and was a co-host of Prototype This, an engineering entertainment show on Discovery Channel that followed the real life design process of a unique prototype every episode.
Joe will be presenting a talk which goes into what it took, in reality, to make the projects for his show – Prototype This. And he will also have a booth to display and talk with you about his most recent hobbyist –related modules and projects (Laser RangeFinder, RFID, Text-to-Speech Module)
And if he has room in his suitcase he may also bring some electronics bits and pieces from Prototype This.