Learn on Gadget Hacks and Making Things

A Typical Hardware Hobby Enthusiast is a Hacker when he starts learning, it is sometimes given the name of reverse engineering in another context. The Hardware Hobby Freelance hacker is better off, he is doing it for Learning and Education. Students should be given new and challenging projects in well equipped labs, to augment their skills and make them productive in their jobs from day one.

Hobby Projects – Insulation tester, LED Circuits, Meters.

Hobby DIY Electronics and Making Things at delabs

We all learn by breaking up things, to see how it works, then Fix things around Home etc. Later Create and Innovate perhaps, thats the way to go. To Invent something someday.

Circuit Diagrams Archives Reference

Here are some people doing just that, inspire you to create useful things for your Home. We should never become over dependent on others for everything, this will erode our knowledge base, skills and freedom.

Silicon Chip – Electronics Hobby DIY Magazine, Projects to Build and Kits too.

Nuts and Volts – Aimed at the electronics hobbyist, with articles covering amateur radio, cellular. communications.

HacknMod.com – Led Projects, Arduino, DIY & Hobby Circuitry, Free Energy Ideas.

Hackaday – Breaking Gadgets, Gizmos and Equipment to learn how it works.

NYC Resistor – Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

NYC Resistor is a hacker collective with a shared space located in downtown Brooklyn. The NYC Resistor Microcontroller Mailing List is a great place to meet others with the same interest…

NYC Resistor – Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

“In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn how to use a soldering iron safely and effectively, and get plenty of practice with both soldering and desoldering techniques. We’ll be soldering up some Game of Life kits – LED tiles that generate nifty animations.”

Intro to Soldering Workshop

NYC Resistor - Hack Build Learn DIY Electronics

Other Classes Examples –

“We’ll learn to program an Arduino and interact with the physical world! This class covers an introduction to Arduino, including how to use light sensors, LEDs, buzzers, and more.”

“Turn almost anything into a musical instrument with Teensy, an inexpensive Arduino-compatible microcontroller. The Teensy 3.2 has a bunch of touch sensors and analog and digital inputs,..”

NYC Resistor
87 3rd Avenue, 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11217, United States

BEAM Robotics – Simple Nature Inspired Bots

BEAM is an acronym standing for Biology, Electronics, Aesthetics, Mechanics. While BEAM robots are often simple (consisting of a solar cell , motor, 2 transistors , and capacitor ), robots as complicated as 8-jointed, 4-legged walking spiders have been built using the principles of BEAM.

Solarbotics.net – BEAM Reference Library

The BEAMAnt is a phototactic bot which has potentially complex behavior depending on the light level. It has two photodiodes for light sensing, and two antennae which switch the motors into reverse when they touch something.

BEAM Robotics

Mechanisms and principles

The basic BEAM principles focus on a stimulus-response based ability within a machine. The underlying mechanism was invented by Mark W. Tilden where the circuit (or a Nv net of Nv neurons) is used to simulate biological neuron behaviours. Some similar research was previously done by Ed Rietman in ‘Experiments In Artificial Neural Networks’. Tilden’s circuit is often compared to a shift register, but with several important features making it a useful circuit in a mobile robot.

BEAM Robotics – Wikipedia

Solarbotics offers robot kits, solar-powered robots, books, electronic components, motors, parts and information on the expanding field of BEAM Robotics.

TomboT – and the home of Liverpool Universities BEAM robotics

“Myself and some friends demonstrated to the University how simple robots can be built which provide an excellent learning platform, and as a result the University have changed the way they utilise their Year 1 lab sessions to include our robots”. – Tom Elner

One more nice site BEAM Robots and also BEAM Online.

MakerSHED – MAKE Magazine craftzine Kits

“A little bit of everything for makers, crafters, and budding scientists, from Arduinos to sock monkeys to chemistry sets .”

MakerSHED – MAKE Magazine craftzine Kits

An irresistible collection of books, kits, robots, microcontrollers, science sets, electronics, tools and supplies, all curated by us, the people behind MAKE and Maker Faire.

Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

These Three can go into one Large Stocking.

Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide

The 3D Christmas Tree Kits are a great way to celebrate the season – simply solder the LEDs and attach the PCBs to form a 3-dimensional Christmas tree that will brighten any desk or cubical. 9V battery and soldering required. Create some holiday cheer.

Solder: Time Watch Kits are an easy to solder real time watch kit with a unique laser cut acrylic casing. Four individual acrylic parts are cut to fit the internal PCB, battery and switch perfectly. Includes a velcro wrist band. After soldering the Solder:Time,

The Tiny Cylon kit is fun and easy to solder multi-mode LED Larson scanner kit. It features 5 red LEDs that blink or glow in various patterns. The Tiny Cylon uses an Atmel ATtiny 13 for is brains that comes pre-programmed with multiple LED sequences.

Cornfield Electronics – Mitch Altman

Mitch Altman, president and founder, invented the company’s hit product TV-B-Gone® and turned the product into an international success practically overnight.

Cornfield Electronics – Mitch Altman

TV-B-Gone universal remote control is the first fruit of our technical savvy, embodying our belief in empowerment, and sense of humor.

TV-B-Gone now features the Instant Reactivation Feature which allows you to turn TVs on or off quickly and easily.

TV-B-Gone universal remote control

Electronic Glasses – Trip Glasses!

Blinking lights and sound guide you into gentle Meditation at home or Hallucinate in between meetings.This should not be used while walking, talking or driving any form of human transport including aircraft.

(This is a fun toy product and should not be used for any serious purpose, just play with it at home)

Electronic Glasses

Cornfield Electronics, Inc.
1800 Market St. #123 San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

MakerSpace Hackerspace and TinkerSpace

I am using the word MakerSpace for the same Hackerspace. I would rather call them plain TinkerSpace, where youngsters take apart, fix, build Hardware, Software, Webware, Robots and Machines.

Sony used to get the abandoned ww2 radios in the islands to design, make and sell their first radio units. Honda used to fix bikes from europe and america to gain the skills and mutate to a global giant. Take apart, reverse engineer, fix and learn.

Hackerspaces are community-operated physical places, where people can meet and work on their projects.This website is for ‘Anyone and Everyone’ who wants to share their hackerspace with international hacker’s’paces.

Every kid is a born hacker and he starts with his toys, his mom does not like that, but he does not stop. One day he is building something pretty big.

Dallas Makerspace Wiki – Membership based, non-profit, shared community workshop and laboratory.

Milwaukee Makerspace – Social club for people who like build, invent, tinker and/or collect new skills and expand their minds.

In the late nineties and the early 2000. There were Hobby DIY Groups, Ham Radio Groups and Learning Electronics Communities. Hackerspaces by function, may be as old as technology itself. People working in a garage or shop to learn skills or build-invent something, but with different names like “Metal Tinkering Club” etc..

Recently the people at Make created a more organized and sustainable movement, that is helping the “MakerSpace” Phenomenon Emerge – Makezine – MAKE brings the do-it-yourself mindset to all the technology in your life.

Robotics Notebook of Chuck McManis

Robotics Notebook of Chuck McManis

These pages are extremely useful for an entry into the Robotics Wonderland, a little electronics ability is enough for you to start learning robotics. Robotics is the only science that covers everything almost .. Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Embedded, Computing, Networking, Automation and Wireless Technologies. Some advanced robots include probably every science and skill known to mankind. So make a start today. Learn Robotics! – ananth (san)

PIC Programming using USB, Ant Weight Speed Contro ller, LCD Diagnostic Console,

Robotics Projects : Index

  • Tools for Robots
  • The ARBE-ONE Robot
  • The High Power Speed Controller
  • H-Bridge tutorial
  • The Servo Gizmo

Home Brew Robotics Club – Resurrected from the ashes of the original HomeBrew Computer Club by a group enthusiasts who were interested in the emerging field of robotics. Meets at Carnegie-Mellon West campus, Building 23 inside the NASA Research Park (NRP) complex in Mountain View, California.