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Maker Faire 2007 – Make Controller Peripherals


Here’s a cool review of Make Controller and peripherals from MakingThings.com. Thanks Ann for the video!


Zedomax Maker Faire 2007 Coverage – Sit and Pedal Persistence of Vision!


It’s been a blast yet we’ve been able to get barely 5 hours sleep. But we will get all this cool stuff posted.

Mayhem & Chaos brings you some really cool sit and pedal POV (Persistence of Vision) using recycled bicycle parts.

I guess Mayhem took it to Burning Man every year. Cool… I gotta go one of these days.

Thanks Mayhem for letting us take a vid!

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Zedomax Maker Faire 2007 Coverage – Midi Controller that looks cool – LivePAd


Here’s Midi Controller “LivePAd” by Craig Dorety who is a musician, inventor, and a very smart (mechanical) engineer! He built this as his college project. (By the way, he went to UC Davis, where I went too!) Anyway, if you want to contact him to build you one of these or start a business with him, you can contact him at cdorety at gmail.com.

Custom-built from space-age plastics and psychedelic circuitry, this MIDI computer music controller for the 21st century allows the complete, dynamic

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Zedomax Maker Faire 2007 Coverage – Electric Skateboard


Check out this cool electric skateboard these guys made. Thanks Frank for letting me get on it. I was about to take off with it to my house… It’s an electric skateboard that goes forwards and backwards by simply putting your weight towards where you want to go. It seems to be using some kind of accelerometer. If they start selling these to kids, these would be way more cool than any Segways for sure.

Check out MetroMotive.com for more information. (Although it’

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Maker Faire Live Blogging – ALAVs by Jed Berk!


Check out these Cool ALAVs (Autonomous Light Vessels) by Jed Berk! Tight! It uses Sun Microsystems SunSpot microcontroller, which can be programmed in Java. I like this idea since there’s a lot of Java embedded processors out there but this ones from the creators. Jed tells me that all the pieces were 3D designed on the computer and laser-cut, kinda cool~ 🙂

Jed says, Make Store will

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Maker Faire – The Light Orb!


Check out the Light Orb. Remember we had a post about the Light Orb way back? It’s cool to see it in real life. Maker faire rules.

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Live Blogging Maker Faire – Balancing Bot spotted!


Wow, there’s so much cool stuff here at Maker Faire such as this cool balancing bot. It’s so big and there’s so much stuff, I don’t think you can see everything in one day. Phew…

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Live Blogging – Zedomax Booth at Maker Faire

Hey we are live at the Maker Faire, blogging live! See our automated camera that follows people? Well, it’s a $160 Logitech camera we got in a hurry at Best Buy last night just before the store closed. Glad we got it working although the internet here sucks sometimes. Anyway, our booth is really popular! 🙂

Garrett is doing a great job with the crowd while I am hiding in the back. (Why am I hiding? Blogging of course!)

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DIY USB HACK – Unlocking USB Disk Drives

Here’s a cool USB disk drive hack that shows you how to bypass the password retries with 1 wire and tips to getting started with cracking the actual password. This shows how vulnerable those USB disk drives are in the hands of smart hackers.

The package seems to be made of black velvet, and there’s a nice keychain hidden in a compartment of the package which you can use to hang the stick around your neck. I’m not so fond of metal on my body, considering I work with electricity a lot, but I can imagine

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Automatic Color Sorting


Check out this Automatic Color Sorting DIY that uses some DC and stepper motors from an old HP printer and uses Parallax’s new 32bit processor as the brain. Brilliant!

This could be great to low budget project requiring color sorting.

Once the Sensor was figured out I started to build everything. Most of the parts including the DC motor and stepper motor were taken from an old HP 712c

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