Raspberry Pi, Servos, Lasers & Legos : Science Project 2017

Posted by - March 22, 2017
We over-built the entire thing. From too much code to too many lasers to tearing apart an old DVD drive I took a lot of side-trips. It was all a lot of fun and I learned a lot about lasers (masers), lenses, servos, python, and about how to finish a project inside the guidelines. Middle school is a lot to get used to and a big science project really helped. There were mis-steps and side goofs, but some how I tied it all together and salvaged a 100% score.
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Raspberry Pi, Servos, Lasers & Legos : Science Presentation 2017

Posted by - March 18, 2017
"I really like bread, milk and eggs" she said... This is article four of five, from my 2017 science project "Rock, Paper, Lasers" - this is the science project presentation. Presenters were allowed to display their project, show slides and videos, and serve a snack. I wanted to bring my laser safety fire box into school along with the lasers too, but my teacher would not permit me to bring lasers of this sort into school. She was right, tho she said it in a funny way. "I really like bread, milk and eggs" she said. I get it.
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Help Choosing the right 3-d Printer

Posted by - December 5, 2016

Velleman Store : We’re trying to figure out if your kits are the right fit for my new maker space. I have some questions about the products in order to decide which one to get! For either printer : Can either of these be extended to an 8″ x...
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I’m Featured in MakeZine!

Posted by - July 19, 2016

On July 19, 2016, My article on how to build a retro-gaming computer in an Altoids box was published at the official magazine of Make and the Maker Faire,  “MakeZine!” Click here for more. Thank you to everyone who re-posted, tweeted,...
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Altoids Game Box Road Test

Posted by - July 16, 2016

A Holiday Inn Express made the perfect testing place for the altoids box game system.  Would it work from battery with just a controller, and an HDMI cable?   I never even needed a keyboard or mouse. We had a cannakit mini ready just in case, but...
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Building an Altoids Retro-Game Box

Posted by - June 28, 2016

This is a slide show : click the picture to continue to the next picture!     You can build your boot chip from retropie’s website and instructions : https://retropie.org.uk   USB Header Pin Diagram: Raspberry Pi zero bottom...
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Getting Started with your Altoids Game Box

Posted by - June 26, 2016

BEFORE YOU GET STARTED CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW AND VIEW ENTIRE SLIDE SHOW — YOU WILL NEED THIS TO GET STARTED If you have viewed the slideshow above and you feel ready, go get started.  For more information, read on… In both modes :...
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2016 Is the water safe in P.S. 52?

Posted by - March 10, 2016

  Click any thumbnail above to start slide show. Marwa and I submitted this science project, measuring the water quality in our school.  We live in New York City so we expected very good water, but the results were good enough to surprise...
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Christmas Lights Mashup (Velleman Adjustable Interval Timer)

Posted by - December 5, 2015

Click the photo below to start slideshow.     This project was very easy and fun. i was able to help my family with christmas. The only thing bad about it was that it would over heat and i was afraid of it starting a fire if i had left it on...
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Make Them Blink

Posted by - November 15, 2015

You will need: 4 complete sets of LED’s and wires (see last lesson) The first thing you will need to is connect your negative sides of the wire to any ground cable that is not taken, like 14, 9, 20, or 25. The next thing you will need to do is to...
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