Hack This: 24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement

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New Riders, Oct 6, 2011 - Computers - 312 pages
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Join today’s new revolution in creativity and community: hackerspaces. Stop letting other people build everything for you: Do it yourself. Explore, grab the tools, get hands-on, get dirty…and create things you never imagined you could. Hack This is your glorious, full-color passport to the world of hackerspaces: your invitation to share knowledge, master tools, work together, build amazing stuff–and have a flat-out blast doing it.

Twin Cities Maker co-founder John Baichtal explains it all: what hackerspaces are, how they work, who runs them, what they’re building—and how you can join (or start!) one. Next, he walks you through 24 of today’s best hackerspace projects…everything from robotic grilled-cheese sandwich-makers to devices that make music with zaps of electricity. Every project’s packed with color photos, explanations, lists of resources and tools, and instructions for getting started on your own similar project so you can DIY!

JUST SOME OF THE PROJECTS YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT INCLUDE…

• Kung-fu fighting robots

• Home-brewed Geiger counter

• TransAtlantic balloon

• Twitter-monitoring Christmas tree

• Sandwich-making robot

• Interactive Space Invaders mural

• CNC mill that carves designs into wood, plastic and metal

• Telepresence robot that runs an Internet classroom

• Toy cars that are ridden by people

• Bronze-melting blast furnace

• Laptop-controlled robot fashioned from a wheelchair

• DIY book scanner

JOHN BAICHTAL is a founding member of Twin Cities Maker, a hackerspace organization that has been collaborating for almost two years. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, Twin ities Maker has its own rented warehouse complete with a welding station, woodshop, classroom, and ham radio transmitter. Baichtal has written dozens of articles, including pieces for AKE, the D&D publication Kobold Quarterly, and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. He has contributed to Wired.com’s GeekDad blog for four years and blogged at Make: Online for two, publishing more than 1,500 posts during that time. He is now writing a book about Lego.

 

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Contents

Foreword
1
The Bleeding Edge of the DIY Movement
3
Karate Champ Game
15
Sudo Make Me a Sandwich Robot
29
Networked Geiger Counter
39
Glass Block LED Matrix
49
BronzeMelting Blast Furnace
57
Milkymist VJ Console
65
The Polyplasmic Arcophone
151
DIY CNC Router
159
LED Matrix Gaming System
169
MAME Cabinet
179
Book Scanner
189
OpenDuino
199
ProjectaSketch
209
Power Racing Car
217

White Star TransAtlantic Balloon
75
TwitterMonitoring Christmas Tree
89
Live Wire Go Game
99
Hack Signal
109
TARDIS Photobooth
119
Interactive Space Invaders Mural
129
Telepresence Robot
139
Party Land Pinball Game
227
Store Front Music
235
Wheelchair Robot
247
Do It Yourself
259
Hackerspeak
281
Index
285
Copyright

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John Baichtal is the founding member of Twin Cities Maker, a hackerspace organization that has been collaborating for almost two years. Twin Cities Maker has its own rented warehouse, the Hack Factory, complete with a welding station, a woodshop, a classroom, and an electronics area. John is currently writing The Cult of Lego, a book about adult Lego builders for No Starch Press. He has written dozens of articles for print, including pieces for MAKE Magazine, Kobold Quarterly (a D&D magazine), and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. He has blogged for Wired.com (GeekDad blog) for four years and Make: Online for a year, with more than 1,000 posts published during that time.

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