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Power Supply Mach 2

I switched to using an LM317 adjustable voltage regulator for better performance and a simpler design.  No more linear op amp.


The Bicycle Machines of Guatamala

I wrote a little something about this a while back; see the post about the BicimáquinasMatt, from Makeshift sent me this link and asked me to share it.  117 more words


Hour of Code: Coding for Girls

On Saturday, I hosted a program which was part of the International Hour of Code Week (aka Computer Science Week) at my library. If you didn’t host a coding program during the celebratory week, or haven’t ever, I highly suggest you do it this week, next week or any time. 1,435 more words

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Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop M.A.S.W. Style

Last week I announcement resliced by Jordan’s Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop. Today is my day! I’m so excited to share with you my favorite handmade tutorial as well as some of my favorite handmade businesses. 631 more words


Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop - starting next week!

With the holidays here, I will be spending some time working on my crafts. Next week I’ll be joining 5 crafty bloggers to participate in a Handmade for the Holidays Blog Hop hosted by… 588 more words


Planning an Hour of Code at the Library

During the week of December 8th, our library will be participating in the 2014 Hour of Code. I’m still designing the after school program we’ll be hosting, but the idea is to introduce kids to the basics of computer programming in the informal learning environment also known as the library. 1,184 more words

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Passive Maker Programming

I’ve been reading posts and discussions about passive programming- self-directed activities without a leader or instructor- for awhile now and found them very inspiring! Although I offer maker programs throughout the summer and as often as possible during the school year, I hadn’t given much thought to passive maker programming until about a year ago. 438 more words

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