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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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 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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Maker Faire 2016

Posted by - October 16, 2016
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.
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Review of Velleman MK193: 3D LED Cube 3x3x3

Posted by - September 7, 2016

┬áVelleman Store /┬áVelleman 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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Velleman Crawling Microbug (1.0)

Posted by - March 10, 2016

This is a slide show. Click the pictures below to go on to the next picture. 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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SolarBotics MouseBot Rewiew

Posted by - January 16, 2016

THIS IS A SLIDE SHOW : click the photo bellow to get started 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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Velleman Vu Meter

Posted by - December 30, 2015

This is a slide show : click the buttons below the picture to see the story! THREE TRIES AND IT FINALLY WORKED. Note, a few days later something went a little wrong. A new one has been ordered.   ...
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Velleman Digital Voice Recorder

Posted by - December 19, 2015

TO START THIS SLIDE SHOW : CLICK THE PICTURE BELOW The velman voice recorder was very fun to play with and it was very satisfying to here my own voice. My only two complaints are that the Vellman voice recorder had weak solder contacts and broke two...
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