Jonah makes: Evil Mad Scientist Flickery Flame Soldering Kit

Posted by - February 12, 2017
Jonah came over to my house recently and i had him solder the Evil Mad Scientist Flickery Flame LED kit that Lenore had sent me and the kit worked. Jonah finished it in one sitting, just over one hour. This kit was not just your average maker badge kit. It was more complex and it had multiple settings. Like most evil mad scientist soldering pads these were amazing quality.
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I wrote to Lenore — and SHE WROTE ME BACK!!

Posted by - February 12, 2017

This is a slide show, click on the photo below to begin. Lenore from Evil Mad Scientist wrote me!!! Ok, I wrote her first, but she wrote back!! My english class had me write a letter to a company. I decided to write mine to Evil Mad Scientist, to...
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IC Station Dgf-01 Sound-Control Level Led Indicator Suite Review

Posted by - January 29, 2017
I have always liked sound to light meter kits since the first one i made. My very second kit was the Vellman vu meter. Ever since then sound to light meters have had a place in my heart. I think you can tell that though because of the amount of sound to light kits i do. This kit is simple and cool and it feels satisfying when you finish it. I would suggest this product to educators who teach an engineering class. I would suggest this because it is simple, like i said and it has very little instructions so the students will need you for help.
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Velleman MK146 VU Meter Mini Kit

Posted by - December 29, 2016
I would suggest this product to someone who needs to me sure sound in an uncontrolled environment. or a person who needs practice soldering at a slightly higher level. This is now one of my favorite kits because of the fact that is can be used as just a soldering kit and it has a practical use... BECAUSE OF THE SWITCH. The switch finally makes it usable in real-life.
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Velleman MK172 Sound Star

Posted by - December 29, 2016
This is a very festive, very fun, kind of complicated kit. It took me 3 tries to get it totally right the video for this article/ still is not the most recent one hence two lights not working. It is very fun to use and show off to other people. It looks both holiday-ish and maker-y.
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3-D Smartphone Viewers Compared

Posted by - December 28, 2016
Recently I opened and tested VR goggles. I was playing with this tech over a year ago but it is suddenly getting popular and there are a lot more games now, so I wanted to give it another try. I tried out all three of the ones I see everywhere this year, the cardboard ones, the foam ones, and the hard shell plastic kind. They are all called "google cardboard" so that is one confusing thing, but getting the right one can be easy. My favorites are the Velleman VR Box and the Foam EVA. The free ones are cool to see it work but move on and get a better one quickly.
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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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Velleman MK165 Crawling Microbug RAFFLE-GIVEAWAY!!

Posted by - November 27, 2016
I am raffling off one of my very favorite Velleman robotics mini-kits -- the Velleman MK165 Covered Microbug! Enter by following my twitter feed @NotABombBunkE and earn extra entries by tweeting about the raffle and leaving a nice comment on my blog review of the Velleman MK165 Enclosed Microbug. Enter Before December 04. 2016.
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Velleman Covered Crawling Microbug

Posted by - November 26, 2016
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...)
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A Soldering Iron Guide for Kids

Posted by - November 9, 2016
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.
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