What's the deal with those clever transistors? We've been covering them all August in our Component of the Month series, and it's time to pull out a classic explanation of the technology from the dusty archives of MAKE H.Q..
Steel conduits' galvanization layer, designed to inhibit corrosion, is highly toxic and will burn off in an environmentally uncool manner when welded, and also makes for a "not so great" weld. The solution? Burn it off with acid.
There were so many things to see at Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire this past weekend Throughout the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and the adjacent Buhl Community Park, makers showcased their creations that ranged from The Spark Truck and mechanical sequencers to 3D Printers and laser cutters to giant, whimsical bubbles and stuffed animals made using e-textiles. There were crafts to create and purchase, art to make, cars to race—and food trucks! Families and lots of makers attended this year’s mini Maker Faire, with a total of more than 1,800 guests.