Wednesday, November 23, 2011

mitch altman comes over

Mitch altman came over to day to do a speech to my club at school. It was rely neet and rely nice of him. All the kids want his kits now. After club we went to breakfast at Denny's.we talked a long time there about electronics and other things. when were done at Denny's we haded over to my house and I showed him my office & he liked it :).We were trying to make this radio recever and emitter work when my grand parents came in and met Mitch. Thay were calling him mitch god.When they left we finished making the receiver and emitter work but there are stell a couple of problems with it picking up other thing.After that  we talked for over 15 min.Mitch invited me to a trip to china i think for 3 weeks.The only problem is that it will caust $1000 and i will have to fundrase that along with the maker faire money.I only have one comment on that AWESOME.:) Mitch sad that i need to get a Oscilloscope so we looked for one and found a good one on seeedstudiol. I gave Mitch a led cube kit and extra pare of the receiver and emitter so he cold try to fix the bugs in it.thrue out the whole day I have ben smiling and my cheeks hurt now.Today was ausom I coldint beleve what was going on.The day was boss,radical,awesome,crazy,wicked.Big thanks to Mitch altman your awesome

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

thing you need to have to be a beginner maker.

If you’re looking to get started doing electronics, you might be wondering what do you need to get started. Well I’m going to list the things that every beginner should have.

To start of every person should have a bread board. Bread boards are a important part in beginning electronics. Bread boards allow you to make your circuit without soldering, allowing you to move parts around and fix any problem you might have in the circuit.

Another thing that you will need is electronic components. Elenco electronics has a great pack of components that comes with a book of things to make with the components it gives you. Components are a really a important part. You really can’t do much without them. This is a list of components I frequently use LEDs,transesters,capaciters,resisters,transformers,diods,potentcheamiters, ICs, and more and each component has several deferent forms.

Also soldering iron's are a very important. Soldering irons are often used to solder your projects on to either perf board or a kit you bought or made. But along with the soldering iron your going to need to buy solder, solder sucker, tweezers wire clippers, and helping hands. Solder iron is a great tool to have.

Arduino is another fantastic thing to have. You can program your arduino to do almost anything. With the arduino you can open a whole new world of making. You can even learn haw to program. But to program you will need a computer or laptop.

So to list all the things a beginner maker should have.
  1. Bread board
  2. electrical components such as resister,transister,transformer,capasiter,LEDs,diods,ICs,Potentiometer, ect
  3. soldering iron
  4. solder
  5. solder sucker (Elenco)
  6. tweezers and wire cutters
  7. helping hands
  8. tiptin
  9. something to clean your soldering iron
  10. perf board
  11. arduino (Makershed, Adafruit, Sparkfun)
  12. computer or laptop
This should get you started, and on your way to a whole new world of making.
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Exciting News!

Today we open our new 
We are very excited to have
some wonderful products for you.

Click the link to the left of the screen under NEW STORE,
and enjoy shopping.

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Exciting News

A picture of my 3x3x3 Led Cube Arduino Shield is going to be published in a book.

It's called Meet the Kinect.

Check out the book at
I can't wait to see it.

School Club

Today was the first day of my schools "MAKE" Club. There was 31 kids there. Lots more than I ever thought.
It was fun. They brainstormed and came up with a club name


Next week we are working on Origami, Snap Circuits and Breadboards. Should be fun!

Can't wait until Nov. 23rd - Mitch Altman is coming to talk to us! Awesome!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Halloween Costume!

So here it is. It was a bit hard to get a good picture. I even had it hooked up to music - see the speakers on my shouders.
Everyone liked it. It was fun to make