- Kits & Circuits
- Maker Faire Street Team 2017 – September 23-24
- Explo 6 space flight
- Science Projects
- Phase One
- Maker Faire Street Team 2016
- DiFara Pizza of Brooklyn
- Lilac Chocolates of Greenwich Village
- Deno’s Wonder Wheel
- Coney Island New York Museum and Freak Show
- Williams Candy of Coney Island
- Nathan’s Famous Coney Island
- Ostrovitsky’s Bakery
- Citibank of Avenue J
- M & Ds Kitchen
- Hillary Clinton National HQ
- 3 Washington Square Village
4:20 pm -- August 26, 201710:44 am -- August 26, 20178:48 pm -- February 12, 20173:06 pm -- September 10, 201611:17 pm -- July 19, 2016
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I have done [the first version of this] project many times since then, and by many I mean 3. Some design flaws were fixed, some remain the same. The shell has its advantages and its disadvantages. In all, this is a good early project for "intermediate" Makers. The sense of accomplishment from finishing this one is higher than most because you really get to play with it. (read more...)Read More
Every kid should try out soldering. Get a maker badge or a simple learn to solder kit. If you do, start small and don't spend too much on the first project. My first little soldering iron was almost completely destroyed by the time I learned how to clean and tin and take care of it. Knowing which iron to get and which iron to use seems like it might be confusing, but it's not so tough. If you know a kid who is already a maker, who is still using their first iron from a kit? Upgrade them sooner rather than later.Read More
I have recently recived a package from The Velleman Store. this package had a digitally controlled VTSSC40NU soldering iron. I wish I had switched to the more advanced [technology] earlier. If you are looking for a holiday gift for a builder with even a little bit of experience, this is the perfect holiday unboxing.Read More
Recently I attended this year's 2016 Maker Faire here in New York City, and it was really cool. It was also really big. I expected maybe a row of tents with big companies like radio shack, Vellman, Pi, Evil Mad Scientist, and others., and yes they were there, but there were also many smaller companies, news ones, cool and unheard of ones. It made the faire really really big. I had some interesting conversations at all the booths and I had a Maker Faire photographer follow me the entire time. I met a kid who made his own robot and had it wandering around. I made new friends, and new projects. In all I Loved maker faire 2016 and I hope I get invited to go to maker fair next year. You learn so much from maker faire. It is really like comicon, but for makers like me.Read More
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* The drone in this review was provided free of charge by Radio Shack on a first-come-first serve basis to all attendees of the 2016 World Maker Faire in New York City. No extra consideration was given to reviewer for the purpose of...
Velleman Store / Velleman MK193: 3D LED Cube 3x3x3
The LED cube was a fun project and I really enjoyed it, it’s main component boards had two solder contact points for every contact, so if you mess up on one side, you can fix it on the...
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Starting to put the box together
attaching motor to box
Finished Useless box!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This time i had been waiting a while to start my useless for about a month i thought it would...
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The microbug was a good challenge for a third project. I have done this a few times now, because there is always one flaw or another. Either one motor was too weak and it...
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In the end the whisker sensors didn’t work, i don’t know why. The solder contacts were strong and didn’t come off even wham we de-soldered and re-soldered we even used the...
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AND IT FINALLY WORKED.
Note, a few days later something went a little wrong.
A new one has been ordered.