Monthly Archives: February 2012

Powering Solar Projects

I had mentioned in my Solar Badge post that I had tried to replicate the sun to power a Solar Badge and could not. I improved my method (by placing the HID lamp in a driving light reflector) and achieved full voltage, … Continue reading

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Stress Relief..

So I had a long day, and as I was cleaning my office I found some LED’s that were less than optimal. I’m not usually destructive, but it was time to blow them up. I love how the LED’s physically … Continue reading

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Solar Temperature Badge

Adafruit now carries Solar Badges! It’s like free outdoor 5V batteries forever! I picked up a few of these and have been toying around what I’m going to do with them. They pump out 5V at 40mA for all of … Continue reading

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The {Unspoken} Rules of Open Source Hardware

Phillip Torrone has a great article on the ‘unspoken rules’ of open source hardware, it’s a good read addressing some of those elephants in the room. I encourage you to have a good read and post comments on the Make … Continue reading

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Quick, Cheap Camera Stand

Needed a stand for my video camera (iPhone 4S) and came up with this. Sometimes simple = good.

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