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Open Press Project | home
Student project to design an affordable, easily reproduced printing press gets legs. Per the Long Beach Public Library Maker Studio, which has a couple.

"On a mission to make printmaking accessible to everyone."
art  DIY  printmaking  press  openSource  3DPrinting 
4 weeks ago by JJLDickinson
AliExpress.com - Online Shopping for Popular Electronics, Fashion, Home & Garden, Toys & Sports, Automobiles and More.
Large distributor has entered the Arduino / Raspberry Pi market; per "Make: Sensors." The author cautions that this supplier is slow, parts are of mixed quality, prices are low, and selection is broad.
I've added a lot of verbatim background description to other suppliers identified by this book, taken from their "About Us" pages. If AliExpress.com has such a page, it red-shifts away, pushed forever out of reach by an unstoppable torrent of retail product thumbnails. Clicking through to individual products leads to eBay-style listings with sketchy information. For example, a particular fan isn't actually $2400; close inspection shows that to be for a lot of 100 or so. No dimensions are offered for many biscuit fans. And so on.
In sum, not too appealing.
electronics  part  shopping  DIY  Arduino  physicalComputing 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
DealeXtreme - Cool Gadgets at the Right Price - DX Free Shipping Worldwide
Large distributor has entered the Arduino / Raspberry Pi market; per "Make: Sensors." When searching for it, I can't help noticing a variety of videos questioning its legitimacy. From the website:

DX.com was founded in 2005 as a specialty gadget shop specializing in flashlights, flash carts, and lasers. Since then DX.com has exploded in growth, making every endeavor to find Extreme gadgets in the world and currently offers over 110,000 items from the world’s smallest microSD readers, big RC helicopters, to genuine Nokia phones. While our gadget collection has grown, our passion for gadgets has not.
electronics  part  shopping  DIY  Arduino  physicalComputing 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Allied Electronics & Automation - Industrial Automation & Control Products Distributor
Large distributor has entered the Arduino / Raspberry Pi market; per a somewhat misleading pointer in "Make: Sensors," which cited "RS Electronics." See, RS Components is a brand of Electrocomponents PLC, and Allied Electronics & Automation is what you get when you click through the RS Components "USA" link, so....
From the website:

Allied Electronics & Automation is a high service level, authorized distributor of industrial automation, interconnect, cabling, and electromechanical products. We are part of the $1.7 billion global distributor, Electrocomponents, serving as Allied Electronics & Automation in the Americas and RS Components around the rest of the world.
Our global footprint and world-class logistics allow us to give customers the products they need, when they need them.
We carry more automation and control brand names than any other distributor in North America. With more than 3.5 million parts available at www.alliedelec.com, customers look to Allied for a broad range of products from more than 300 brand-name suppliers.
electronics  part  shopping  DIY  Arduino  physicalComputing 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Newark element14 Electronics | Electronic Components Distributor
Large distributor has entered the Arduino / Raspberry Pi market; per "Make: Sensors."
From the website:

Newark element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products, services and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools.

Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, we are the trusted global source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.
electronics  part  shopping  DIY  Arduino  physicalComputing 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
element14 Community | Design Engineer Community | Online Electronic Resources & Support
Collaborative online community for electronics professionals and enthusiasts. From the website:

Established in 2009, the element14 Community is the industry standard for electronics collaboration. It has popular technical blogs, videos and webinars that provide information on the latest in electronics trends such as the Internet of Things and Wireless Technologies. It also hosts the very popular Ben Heck Show. It is a place where you can:
CONNECT with a community of thousands of engineers and innovators from all over the world.
LEARN about the very latest in new technology from industry experts, suppliers, independent sources and user reviews.
CREATE and source your next electronics project with access to 24/7 community support to tackle tough project challenges.
INSPIRE and be Inspired; build your next project and help others to create a better connected world.
electronics  DIY  IOT  engineering  community 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Dean's Beans Organic Coffee - Dean's Beans
Current source of most of the green coffee beans roasted here at the Finca Fabulosa. This socially conscious firm also carries fair trade cocoa, chocolate, and sugar.
shopping  coffee  DIY  chocolate 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits
Highly regarded as a source for Arduino and other maker-oriented electronic components. Good tutorials, code samples, forums, and a sense of humor. Dare I say it? A bunch of socially conscious urbanites.
From the website:

Adafruit was founded in 2005 by MIT hacker & engineer, Limor "Ladyada" Fried. Her goal was to create the best place online for learning electronics and making the best designed products for makers of all ages and skill levels. Adafruit has grown to over 100+ employees in the heart of NYC with a 50,000+ sq ft. factory. Adafruit has expanded offerings to include tools, equipment, and electronics that Limor personally selects, tests, and approves before going in to the Adafruit store. Adafruit is a 100% woman owned company.
electronics  part  shopping  Arduino  DIY  tutorial  sensor  hardware 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Bolt Depot - Fastener Information - Terminology, Measurement, Materials and more
Who HASN'T been confused by fasteners? (People who've never used or shopped for them?) Bolt Depot is here to help. Tools include printable files, which if printed without scaling, can be used to identify particular fasteners by eye.
reference  tutorial  fastener  screw  design  DIY 
october 2018 by JJLDickinson
Basics: Picking Resistors for LEDs | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
"So… you just want to light up an LED. What resistor should you use?
"Maybe you know the answer, or maybe everyone already assumes that you should know how to get to the answer.  And in any case, it’s a question that tends to generate more questions before you actually can get an answer: What kind of LED are you using? What power supply? Battery? Plug-in? Part of a larger circuit? Series? Parallel?"
electronics  tutorial  DIY  physicalComputing 
september 2018 by JJLDickinson
LED Current Limiting Resistors - SparkFun Electronics
Use resistors with your breadboarded LEDs, the way the cool kids do.
"Limiting current into an LED is very important. An LED behaves very differently to a resistor in circuit. Resistors behave linearly according to Ohm's law: V = IR. For example, increase the voltage across a resistor, the current will increase proportionally, as long as the resistor's value stays the same. Simple enough. LEDs do not behave in this way. They behave as a diode with a characteristic I-V curve that is different than a resistor.
"For example, there is a specification for diodes called the characteristic (or recommended) forward voltage (usually between 1.5-4V for LEDs). You must reach the characteristic forward voltage to turn 'on' the diode or LED, but as you exceed the characteristic forward voltage, the LED's resistance quickly drops off. Therefore, the LED will begin to draw a bunch of current and in some cases, burn out. A resistor is used in series with the LED to keep the current at a specific level called the characteristic (or recommended) forward current."
electronics  DIY  physicalComputing  tutorial 
september 2018 by JJLDickinson
Home - Monk Makes
Technical author Simon Monk also designs and distributes hardware. The website is informational, not for retail. He sells through third parties.
electronics  Arduino  SimonMonk  DIY  hardware 
september 2018 by JJLDickinson
SimonMonk.org – books by Simon Monk
Simon Monk just might be my current favorite DIY technical writer--not that there's a lot of competition for that title.
electronics  Arduino  writing  publishing  SimonMonk  author  DIY 
september 2018 by JJLDickinson
Getting Started with Load Cells - learn.sparkfun.com
"Have you ever wanted to know the weight of something? How about knowing the change in weight over time? Do you want your project to sense the presence of something by measuring strain or a load on some surface? If so, you’re in the right place. This tutorial is here to help you get started in the world of load cells and their variants."
DIY  electronics  sensor 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Dallas Temperature Control Library - Miles Burton - Innovative engineering for pretty much anything
Documentation of the Maxim/Dallas temperature control library; per Arduino IDE sample code.
Arduino  electronics  sensor  DIY  reference 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
PJRC: Electronic Projects
The largely Arduino-compatible Teensy microcontrollers, Arduino stuff, and a lot of OneWire code.
electronics  DIY  shopping  Arduino  OneWire  sensor 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Henry's Bench | a place for the electronic hobbyist
Introduction to Arduino development. Typically compares several options (e.g. temperature sensors). From the website:

Low cost electronic devices don’t always have readily available documentation and when they do, they are translated to a form of English that requires a bottle of Tylenol to understand. [Amen to that, brother!]
Here you will find some of my online manuals, projects and curated web content for these cool, yet poorly documented widgets.
Arduino  DIY  howto  education  tutorial  physicalComputing 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Plating Kits Electroplating Kits Aluminum Anodizing Kits Gas Tank Sealer Metal Polishing And Buffing Supplies - Caswell Inc
Ever feel that burning urge to do your own anodizing or plating? Hasn't everyone? Caswell Plating is here to help.
DIY  metal  electroplating  anodizing 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
The King's Roost
Supplies and workshops for baking and milling, soapmaking, aquaculture, and more. Supports bulk flour orders for the Los Angeles Bread Bakers group (founded by the King's Roost owner).
DIY  shopping  LosAngeles  baking  soap  gardening  cooking 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
JK Electronics, Inc. - Home
"That rat hole?" Janis asked. Haven't set foot here in years, since I needed thermal paste for a 1990s iMac hard drive replacement, but my reaction was more positive; and now that I hear they carry a lot of Arduino stuff, it looks like I'll get re-acquainted soon.
electronics  parts  DIY  Arduino  shopping  hardware 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Make an Arduino Temperature Sensor (Thermistor Tutorial)
When real men want to measure temperature, they dispense with the little boards and go straight to a thermistor.
electronics  temperature  sensor  Arduino  DIY 
july 2018 by JJLDickinson
Supplier, Distributor & Manufacturer of Custom & Standard Screws, Bolts & Hardware - California Bolt Co.
"Industrial Supplier & Distributor of Bolts, Cap Screws, Nuts, Rivets, Screws, Threaded Rods, Washers, Springs & Much More"
DIY  hardware  fastener  manufacturing  repair 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
SoCal Bolt
"Take a look at the various bolts, fasteners, fittings and clamps on our site. Since we have over 40,000 different items, you can always call us to get a quote on the application fittings you need for your small or large project needs." Rivets, too.
DIY  hardware  fastener  manufacturing  repair 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Freeway Fasteners - Fastener Distributor: Screws, Nuts, Bolts, Rivets, Anchors, Drill Bits & More
Nuts, bolts, other fasteners. Also a charming blog, although it hasn't been updated in a while.
DIY  hardware  fastener  manufacturing  repair 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Commercial fasteners: Nuts, Bolts, Screws - Southern Fasteners & Supply
Rivets, thread repair and replacement kits, threaded inserts, other fasteners, electrical components.
DIY  hardware  fastener  manufacturing  repair 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Rivets Online | Buy Rivets | Jay-Cee Sales & Rivet, Inc.
Rivets, thread repair and replacement kits, adhesives, threaded inserts, other fasteners.
DIY  hardware  fastener  manufacturing  repair 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Rivets by Jay-Cee | Rivets In Stock
Rivets, thread repair and replacement kits, adhesives, threaded inserts, other fasteners.
DIY  hardware  fastener  manufacturing  repair 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Thread Kits
Thread repair and replacement kits, rivets, rivet nuts and threaded inserts.
DIY  repair  hardware  fastener 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
"The Public Access Digital Network is Long Beach's Community Media Center and Public Access Television Station     
"We provide media training, professional video equipment, an HD multi-cam studio and affordable production services 
"At PADNET.tv, we have everything you need to Make Your Media!"
video  videography  DIY  LongBeach 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
PJ Tool & Supply- Metal Polishing Supplies, Hand & Hobby Tools, Snap Hooks & More
Particular strengths seem to be supplies for working with small stuff, accessories for Dremel-type tools, and buffing and polishing.
tool  DIY  hardware  jewelry  shopping 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Best Table Saw Reviews, Accessories, Tips and Techniques...
More table saw answers than I could imagine questions. Per Dave Ayer.
tool  manufacturing  woodworking  DIY 
june 2018 by JJLDickinson
Everything for Mold Making & Casting | Reynolds Advanced Materials
Plastic mold-making and casting supplies, per Sam Medeiros. There's a North Hollywood location.
art  sculpture  manufacturing  DIY  plastic  shopping 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
Smooth-On, Inc. | Mold Making & Casting Materials | Rubbers, Plastics, Foams & More!
Manufacturer of silicone mold material and urethane resin used in the Long Beach Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library Learning Lab 5/12 and 5/19/2018 Mold Making / Object Cloning workshop.
art  manufacturing  sculpture  plastic  shopping  DIY 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
Southern California Home Shop Machinists
A local nest of engine lathe nerds; per Matt Rulla, man of a thousand hobbies.
DIY  manufacturing  machining  steamEngine  hobby 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
Christine DeMerchant Site about Boats, boat plans Boatbuilding, Cats, and other good stuff
A variety of topics, but the author is observant, curious, and likes to build things: especially boats. (And who knew one could use Coroplast for this?)
DIY  kayaking  Coroplast  gardening 
may 2018 by JJLDickinson
Musical instrument parts, useful for aeolian harps; per Stan Hershonik.
music  DIY  harp  musicalInstrument 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
Soap ingredient calculator.
soap  crafts  DIY  webApplication 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
Soapnuts Library
Huge collection of soap-making information submitted by mailing list members.
soap  crafts  DIY 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
Candle & Soap Making
A lot of information, in bite-sized pieces.
crafts  DIY  soap  oliveOil 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
Sealing wax recipes
Make your own sealing wax; but if you use authentic period pigments, prepare for an authentic period lifespan.
writing  crafts  DIY 
april 2018 by JJLDickinson
Make your own ink? - Inky Recipes - The Fountain Pen Network
A great forum discussion ended abruptly in 2005 and has accumulated random detritus of varying quality since.
DIY  fountainPen  ink 
march 2018 by JJLDickinson
Tension Series - Garden Bench: 6 Steps (with Pictures)
This bench design articulates tensional elements in an interesting way, but the instructions gloss over this.
DIY  woodworking  design  furniture 
february 2018 by JJLDickinson
Turn a TI Graphing Calculator Into an Intervalometer and Create Time Lapse Videos: 7 Steps (with Pictures)
"I've always wanted to make time lapse videos, but I don't have a camera with an intervalometer [today's vocabulary word!] feature built in. In fact, I don't think very many cameras come with such a feature (especially not SLR cameras)."
So the guy made his own using a TI-83 programmable calculator. Impressive.
Per Eric Simmons.
DIY  photography  calculator  videography  camera  intervalometer 
february 2018 by JJLDickinson
Homeroasters.org - Discussion Forum
Discussion forum for people interested in roasting their own coffee; per Becky Yinger.
forum  coffee  roaster  DIY  cooking 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
DIY Essential Oils: Learn How To Make Your Own Essential Oils
Make your own essential oils by slow cooking and mechanical separation.
DIY  essentialOil  soap 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
Can You Make Your Own Essential Oils At Home
Passing mention of distillation, but the point here is infusion.
DIY  soap  essentialOil 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
How To Make Lavender Essential Oil – ESSIO
A hierarchy of approaches: for the hard core, distillation; tinctures (Costco vodka to the rescue!); and olive oil infusion.
lavender  DIY  essentialOil  soap 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
john grzinich - sound + site + situational research
How did I hear about this guy? It's ridiculous that I don't recall. Looks like a lot of depth in his ambient audio work.
Bonus: A post on how to make your own contact microphones.
soundArt  ambient  audio  electronics  DIY  microphone 
january 2018 by JJLDickinson
Platinum Preppy: A Comprehensive Guide - JetPens.com
Guide to the Pilot Platinum Preppy fountain pen: Not a lot of pen, maybe, on an absolute scale; but a hell of a lot of pen for the money. And this article gives the exact dimensions for the O-ring used for an eyedropper conversion, which gives the Preppy the ink capacity to write for about 200 miles.
DIY  pen  fountainPen  PlatinumPreppy 
december 2017 by JJLDickinson
Bald Tires | How to Measure Tire Tread Depth | TireBuyer.com
Penny and trendy new quarter method for measuring tire tread depth, with some contextual discussion of just how close to the edge your tires are. Unearthed as part of a doomed attempt to save a co-worker from herself.
car  repair  maintenance  tire  DIY 
september 2017 by JJLDickinson
Titanium Dioxide Pigments in Solvent Based Decorative Paints - 28219.pdf
Deep coverage of titanium dioxide as a pigment in solvent-based (primarily alkyd) paints. Much should generalize to other paint chemistries.
paint  DIY  titaniumDioxide  pigment 
august 2017 by JJLDickinson
ENY125/AA244: Preserving Woodenware in Beekeeping Operations
This detailed guide to beehive construction is not the only source to recommend screws (instead of nails) and wood glue (duh!), but is distinguished in suggesting caulking to protect the finger joints.
wood  woodworking  beehive  beekeeping  DIY 
july 2017 by JJLDickinson
Trim-Head Screw — 6-Lobe Drive | Exterior Wood Screws | Screws and Nails | Fastening Systems | Simpson Strong-Tie
The 2 1/4" #7 version of this stainless steel deck screw looks like an excellent option for complementing a good, exterior wood glue in hive construction.
DIY  woodworking  beekeeping  fastener  screw 
june 2017 by JJLDickinson
Johnny Lucky Web Site
Links to reviews of solid state drives (SSDs) and power supplies.
SSD  hardware  DIY  PC 
april 2017 by JJLDickinson
Free RAID Calculator - Caclulate RAID Array Capacity and Fault Tolerance.
Get a reality check on how much usable storage you'll get from various RAID configurations.
RAID  hardDrive  hardware  computer  DIY 
march 2017 by JJLDickinson
OuterVision Power Supply Calculator
Fine-grained computer power supply calculator; useful for specifying the power supply.
computer  hardware  power  DIY 
march 2017 by JJLDickinson
Typical Power Consumption of PC Components - Power Draw in Watts
Specifics for estimating computer power consumption (and required power supply specs) from the ground up.
computer  hardware  power  DIY 
march 2017 by JJLDickinson
How to Replace a Vacumatic Diaphragm
As I am now the proud owner of a Parker Vacumatic, and surprised and (I'll admit it) somewhat dismayed to learn it uses a diaphragm (basically a tiny, ink-filled condom), it may be only a matter of time until this topic becomes very interesting. Looks like a variety of tools and supplies will be necessary to do the job right.
pen  writing  fountainPen  repair  DIY  Parker  Vacumatic 
february 2017 by JJLDickinson
Iffy but helpful assembly instructions for Richeson's Best European easel. One down....
artSupply  easel  painting  Richeson  documentation  DIY 
september 2016 by JJLDickinson
Homemade Tools at HomemadeTools.net -- Thousands of Homemade Tools
Instructions for making a wide variety of tools; per MakeZine.com.
tool  DIY  tutorial  machining 
august 2016 by JJLDickinson
Make your own springs in seconds
Who knew it could be so easy to do? Although comments by readers justifiably take the poster to task for his lack of metallurgical sophistication.
DIY  spring  part  howTo 
july 2016 by JJLDickinson
Customer Support - Viking Range, LLC
Viking Range customer .support. Now, if only they'd actually respond to a support request....
stove  applianceRepair  kitchen  cooking  Viking  DIY  e-commerce 
may 2015 by JJLDickinson
10 Things To Do After Your Blog Goes Live - Dear Blogger
What to do to start building an audience. I had "Put on some comfy clothing" handled, but "Ditch the perfectionism" is the ongoing struggle.
blogging  blog  promotion  marketing  GregNarayan  DIY 
may 2015 by JJLDickinson
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