Jameco's newest Puzzler

Ok guys n gals, I felt good enough this morning to wade through my email, and I found the latest Jameco Puzzler, just waiting for me. I puzzled over this for about 3 minutes, and then guessed and low and behold.......(see the figure below) So anyways, HERE is the puzzler, make a guess before looking at the answer :-)This is NOT a contest, have fun with it....for those that have electronics background, think about it for a bit, remember how an opamp works, and you should be able to get it right on the first guess. Above all though, have fun with it.

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Jameco Building Night and Reopening of Fabriken FBRKN

The Jameco building nigth was a part of the program for the reopening of our Maker Space FBRKN/Fabriken. We had around 50 people visiting our premises that night and joining the different activities such as Arduino Workshop, lamp workshop and try outs for the 3d printer and the laser cutter. We even had a insta-booth where you could print your Fabriken’s photos from instagram., . It was great to see so many families and people in different ages doing things together. We are looking forward to host more Building Nights!

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August 2013 Build Night with Jameco

NO SPACES AVAILABLE **If you are interested in being directly notified about future build nights fill out this form. You will receive an e-mail when the events are announced in the forums. If you have signed up for a past build nights you are already on our announcement list. Instructables is sponsoring monthly build nights at makerspaces and hackerspaces around the world. Each month is a different theme and we will send you materials to run a workshop at your space. In return your space will post Instructables from your build night. AUGUST BUILD NIGHT We are partnering with Jameco, a leading electronic components distributor, for our August 2013 build night. Sign up and we will ship you an electronics package that includes: Standard Timer Single 8-Pin 555 Chip (10) Resistor Assortment, 540 pieces (1) Breadboard 3.25x2.125 (4) Battery Snap, 6 inch (4) Battery, Super Alkaline, 9V (4) Grab Bag of Electronics Components (1) LED Grab Bag - assorted colors and shapes (2) Details below (please read all the information). HOW TO PARTICIPATE: Host a Build Night: pick a night in August (any night) to host the build night. At the event build projects using parts from the Jameco electronics kit. Post 3 Instructables: post 3 Instructables using the electronics from the kit. You are not limited to just these components, but projects must include parts from the kit. Projects can be as simple or advanced as you like. Anyone from your space is welcome to post an Instructable that counts towards the 3. These Instructables must include a link back to Jameco’s website. (Not posting these Instructables may affect your chances to participate in future build nights). Brownie Points (not required): after the build night post a forum topic on Instructables about your event. Include pictures, stories, etc... Here are two examples from the May build night: Noisebridge and Makers Local 256. We may even feature your photo on the homepage. SIGN UP We have no more spaces available for our August build night. RESOURCES: Instructables Technology Chanel Jameco.com Instructables App (for documentation during the build night): iOS and Android

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JameCo/Instructables Build Night at Open Brain House (South Korea)

Greetings all! If any of you just happen to be in South East Asia next week, stop by! http://openbrainhouse.com/2013/08/17/free-electronics-build-event/ Here is the album of all the Loot we got! https://picasaweb.google.com/113255349370589149345/MyInstructablesJamecoLoot?authuser=0&feat;=directlink

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Jameco Build Night at The Rabbit Hole

Friday the 16th of August will be Instructables/Jameco build night at the Rabbit-Hole in Rochester, Mn. We did the unboxing of the Jameco grab bag of goodies last week, so I'll link that video here: It's called The Rabbit Hole - Episode 032 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GQqA56uS7s Thanks again to Instructables.com and jameco.com for making this happen, we're looking forward to an educational and fun night!

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Jameco led color organ expansion? Answered

Heres the color organ https://www.instructables.com/id/Bring-your-Music-to-Light-with-LED-Color-Organ/ http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_2155541_-1 Now I really want to expand this. Do you think it is possible to connect sst relays instead of the leds that are on the board and then use some high power leds with drivers or strands of christmas lights?

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Jameco Build Night at Taipei Hackerspace

Greetings from Taipei Hackerspace, I'm Greg, one of the co-founders, and the organizer for the August Build Night (well, afternoon) in out space. First of all, thanks for Instructables and Jameco for this, this was our firstit was a really fun opportunity, and surely learned a lot from it. :) We had a relatively small turnout, partly because our Hackerspace is dual-language (Chinese and English) and I can only speak/write one of them, and also because next time we'll need some more preparation and engagement of the community. Still, we had very interesting folks, from ex-NASA engineer, through business guy and biomedical major, to journalist. Everyone seemed to have learned some new things and had a great time. We haven't built anything really fancy, but had good time figuring out the basics, and the 555 timer is simple enough to get started with, and in the same time complex enough to puzzle us with strange circuit bugs :P Our instructables from the event: -> Annoying screaming light -> Ticking bomb package (any bonus points for reusing the package we got the build night components in?:) -> Thankful donation jar As some feedback, the grab-bag of electronics was in general interesting, there were some parts that the more knowledgeable members told me to "hide it away because it's highly sought after". Had a big load of LEDs too (more than we would have ever used for the build night) and the big variety of resistor was a good idea. I was missing one thing: since the build night is centered around the 555 timer, maybe a larger number and variety of capacitors would have been useful (there were about 5 pieces in the entire package, while had at least 60 LEDs), since pretty much every 555 circuit uses a bunch of different caps. More photos from our event are at https://plus.google.com/photos/100085911445404984901/albums/5913287340991955185 (no login required). Cheers!

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Build Night Jameco en The Inventors House

El pasado jueves 24 de Agosto se llevo acabo la segunda Build Nigth en The Inventor´s House patrocinada por Instructables y Jameco En esta ocasión decidimos realizar la build night durante el día, para ser precisos a mediodia, nuestra intención fue que la familia se reuniera para hacer inventos con electrónica, El evento comenzó a las 12:00 hrs. se coloco todo el material electrónico en el centro de las mesas, varios venían preparados con material extra como cautín, arduinos, GPS, Xbee y algunos tutoriales visto en internet. Lo mas genial de todo fue que contamos la presencia de niños, papas, jóvenes y de hasta la TV local!! Que hizo un reportaje Enseñamos un poco de electrónica a pequeñas niñas que encendieron su primer led,  varias personas tuvieron su primer contacto con la electrónica y crearon geniales proyectos. Para ver todas las fotos tomadas durante el evento no olviden visitar nuestro album de facebook Estamos listos para recibir el material de la próxima build night de septiembre patrocinada por Lumi Sin mas, gracias a Jameco e instructable por la experiencia, saludos desde Aguascalientes, México.

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"Taller de Inventos", Jameco Build Night @ Buenos Aires

On Saturday August 24th we held our very first “Instructables Build Night”, which we baptized “Taller de Inventos” (Inventions Workshop). It was a free event aimed for anyone older than 10 ys old. We had around 15 participants that joined us on the quest for technological reappropiation. We knew beforehand that most of them had never touched a soldering iron, so the first activity that we held was an improvised desoldering workshop where people cheerily removed components from electronic garbage. Most of them became immediately enchanted with the mighty desoldering pump ;) After the participants had settled in their preferred spots, we opened the event by talking about what we (Wazzabi) do as a group and what this event sponsored by Instructables and Jameco was all about. We were thrilled of having so many new faces around. What the Build Night meant to us was the opportunity of holding a free event without having to care about components. Since we received 100USD worth of goods by Jameco, we decided to keep it free. We offered the participants various projects to work on: a "Wazzabi Punk" Light Theremin (a light theremin based on our take on the classic Atari Punk console), an audio switch for choosing between two inputs, a LED Blinking Light for bike and a classic Wazzabi Punk console. Every one of them was incredibly eager of soldering components to the PCBs that we gave away and getting their hands on their own creations. They left not only having learned that they were capable of some awesome things, but also with some pretty cool devices made by themselves :) Check the pictures after the jump. They were taken by Cristian Reynaga and Amina Luveaux.

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Electronics Parts Suppliers

I'm curious about where instructables members purchase their electroincs parts. I've played around with electronics since high school, but I've always been in an environment where parts are "free" (aka paid for by others). Now that I'm branching out on my own, I'd like to know the best place to buy parts. I did a quick comparison of Jameco and Mouser on my blog. http://www.thelumberlab.com/2011/catalog-fight-jameco-vs-mouser I'd greatly appreciate it if you all could share your thoughts on this. Thanks so much.

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Earn Cash For Your Electronics Designs

Some exciting news for electronics designers --Jameco Electronics is introducing Club Jameco at this weekend’s Maker Faire in San Mateo, a new program where electronics designers can earn cash for their electronics designs. It starts with a Project Brief where designers describe the electronics project they want to design. Once approved, the Project Design phase begins where designers identify the components and write step-by-step instructions. That’s it. Jameco does the rest at no risk or cost to the designer. Jameco will source the components, build out the kit, promote the kit and sell it. The kit’s designer earns a royalty on every sale. Who's ready to make some money? Learn more at www.ClubJameco.com

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Electronics Puzzler by Mr. Forrest M. Mims III himself !

Below is a link to Jameco's latest Forrest M. Mims III electronic's puzzler: can anyone figure it out without cheating? The link provides more detail. plus some hints....JAMECO PUZZLER 2 - What's the Missing Component?

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Design Your Own Electronics Kits

If you teach electronics to groups, finding all the parts you need can be a drag. Organizing those parts once you receive them? Even draggier. Asking students to buy the materials? The draggiest. It looks like Jameco is making it a little bit easier to source and organize educational kits. Just browse their site, add kit components to your cart, provide some basic info about your school, and either you or your students can purchase the kits from the Jameco site. They'll even include the course number and an educational discount for you or your students. Here's the text from the announcement: While we've always offered educational discounts, we're excited to announce a new program to allow you to design your own electronic kit. Whether you want to create your own grab bag of components or design a step-by-step project, Jameco will source it, build it and sell it offering students an educational discount and educators a royalty on every kit sold. Oh yeah. And they'll provide some royalties. Probably not enough to pay off your new 'vette, but it's better than nothing. Check out this super-informative link for all the info. This is in no way an advertisement for Jameco, but this program might be useful for teachers, professors, scout leaders, after school programs, hackerspaces, or any other place where a group of people would learn electronics.

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Can someone help me find the data sheet for this transistor? Answered

I recently purchased a few grab bags from Jameco and I can't seem to identify one of the transistors that came with one of the grab bags. So far I have figured out it's a Motorola brand possibly a FET. I attached a picture of it with the part number which reads M9943 m828. The m before the 828 is the Motorola logo letter M.  I've tried searching Google, JameCo, and the Motorola website for this part number; but I have not had any success at finding a datasheet for it.

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Enforceability of CC "Non-Commercial" license?

Update: I was able to resolve this issue with Jameco and I now earn a commission on the kit sales. Original post below. -------------------- I'm not sure if this is the right forum to post this, and I realize most responses will probably start with "I am not a lawyer, but...", but I figured it's worth asking. I publish all my Instructables under the CC Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/legalcode What I had in mind was that I didn't want people trying to sell the content - putting my Instructables in a book and selling it, or behind a pay wall on the internet or whatever (I realize the odds of that happening are probably slim). I figured the odds of anyone actually selling a product based on one of my Instructables were vanishingly small. However, it turns out that my most popular Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-controlled-RGB-LED-Infinity-Mirror/ is now the basis for an Infinity Mirror kit sold by Jameco Electronics: http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_2215380_-1 It looks like this was a project by one of their summer interns, who did a "step-by-step guide" (which DOES link to my Instructable as the original source) here: http://www.jameco.com/Jameco/workshop/JamecoBuilds/infinity-mirror.html To complicate things a bit, Jameco as a feature called "Club Jameco" where you can design electronics projects (similar to Instructables) with a set bill of materials, and if it's popular enough they will sell it as a kit and give you a comission: http://clubjameco.com/ I contacted Jameco to let them know that technically I'd published the project under a non-commercial license, so they probably shouldn't have done that without consulting with me (in a very cordial manner, not threatening to sue or anything). Their response was that they thought the intern's work was "different" enough and that she put enough of her own work into the project that it constituted a different product, which I strongly disagree with (the only circuit diagram in her written directions is from my Instructable - all she really did was create a BOM using Jameco parts instead of SparkFun). I would have liked to make this my own Club Jameco project so I could earn commission, but they said they wouldn't want to sell duplicate kits like that. Realistically, I doubt I'm missing out on huge amounts of cash here (the kits retail for $80 and commission is 10% or so), so I'm in no hurry to go hire a lawyer. I'm just curious about the enforceability of Creative Commons licenses in general. Do I have the right to just tell them "Hey, you actually can't do that, because the license says so?" In theory, would I actually need to hire a lawyer and send them some sort of scary-looking cease-and-desist letter? So again, I know most Instructables users probably can't give actual legal advice...just curious if anyone else has had a similar experience. I'm sure content gets ripped off without attribution quite a bit, violating the "Attribution" and "Share-Alike" clauses of the CC license.

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What's a TDA2822 equivalent?

NTE7155 and KA2209 seem to be equivalent to the TDA2822 (8 pins) but I'm trying to find an I.C. that is available on Jameco. None of the components I mentioned are for sale there. The TDA2822 is a low power dual audio amplifier. It is the 8 pin I.C. I've seen a few datasheets that showed a 14 pin I.C. instead of 8 pins.

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MOSFET Transistor? Answered

Hey Instructables. I am working on a project requiring some MOSFETs but they have to be smaller than the Radioshack IRF510's (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2062618). I think I found some ones that are smaller (http://www.jameco.com/1/1/195-bs170-transistor-bs170-n-channel-mosfet-60v-92.html), but do they have the same functionality? What I mean is, will they work the same way? I believe they will, since they are both labeled as N-Channel MOSFET Transistors, but its always good to check. Thanks in advance!

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Which Arduino is the Most Used by ibles Members ? Answered

I want to purchase an Arduino probably from Jameco Electronics close to me. There is some confusion on which revision R1, R2, R3 is the most compatible to this community.  Most of the Unos cost between $30 and $40 US. I use a PC with XP windows  later probably be getting a shield 8 pin.

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Acess all 23 arduino pins?

I have an arduino project that is pressd for pins, and I remembered that on Jameco, it mentions that it has 23 I/O pins.  http://www.jameco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10001_10001_2129334_-1  I am wondering if anyone knows how to use these pins within the IDE (can I just address pin 20-22?, or is it more complicated), and which pins on the chip itself are they? 

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Anyone have a resource to buy one (not 10,000) Sefuse SF214E thermal cutoff? Answered

My Mr. Coffee didn't work when I turned it on this morning (so you can guess how desperate I am!). I opened the bottom and found that one of the two thermal-cutoff fuses had blown. I need to find a Sefuse SF214E (from NEC). Neither DigiKey nor Jameco have heard of it, and the various "buy it" links Google throws at me are for OEM lots of 10,000.I'd like to just replace it, so if someone has a supplier they know carries it, I would be most grateful.If anyone has done (or tried) this themselves, and has advice either for or against it, that would be welcome.

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Noob Q about inverter for an ornithopter

I was looking in the back of my Jameco catalog the other day and they listed a product called "Muscle wire". It's apparently a nickel-titanium alloy that shrinks as it heats up. It occurred to me that I could flap ornithopter wings with it (a really small ornithopter). I was trying to figure out how I could switch voltage from one pair of wires (the flap UP wires) to the other pair of wires (the flap DOWN wires) without a microchip. I came up with something I'm sure wouldn't work involving a couple transistors, a diode and a cap. Today on wikipedia I figured out that what I was doing was something close to an inverter.So here's the question: Anyone know of a simple switching circuit that runs on a/c power and does not have square-wave switching characteristics?I'll keep researching this myself, but sometimes 'tis quicker to ask the big-brained and kind hearted (you know who you are).

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Friday Forum: Ask an Editor (Makerspace Program Edition)

Hey everybody! On Friday, June 13th (Friday the 13th AHHHHHH) from 1-4pm PST, I'll be answering your questions about the programs Instructables is running with makerspaces, hackerspaces, student groups, libraries, and fab labs around the world!  Our main program is the Build Night program. Some past build nights include: Bare Conductive, Sugru, Lumi, Jameco, Cool Neon, Voltaic Systems, littleBits, and Dremel.  In case you don't know me: my name is Carley :D  I am the Business Development and Partnership Manager at Instructables. Those are just some corporate-y words that mean: I work with companies that want to introduce cool products to the Instructables community I develop new programs for the community I identify new groups to engage with in the maker community (super boring job I know....) Feel free to swing by this forum on Friday afternoon and ask me questions + submit ideas for new programs. CHEERS!!!!!!!!!!

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How to find the correct transformer for a power supply project?

I can find the correct part online from the schematic I am reading for every one but the transformer. The symbol for it states that it is a metal core transformer that one side (2 leads) connects to an outlet plug (117VAC) but the other side has has 3 leads labeled 0V, 24V, and 30V. There is a switch that goes between the 30V and 24V leads to allow you to switch between 15-30V or 0-15V, then connects to a diode bridge in which the unregulated DC heads to the regulator. I can see that it's a tapped transformer, but how do I find such a part at, say, Jameco or DigiKey? What are the search parameters? I find nothing if I search for "117VAC (or 120VAC) to 30V transformer". If I want to find a certain diode, capacitor, or transistor, it's a snap, but I have to back away from projects that require transformers because I'm not sure how to find exactly what I need even if I have a schematic. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also, if it helps, I got the schematic from page 472 of volume 2 of the Encyclopedia of Electronic Circuits (Rudolph F. Graf).

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10 Best Electronics Suppliers

First off, I would like to give notice to Electronics Projects for Dummies for most of this info.I wanted to make a site with many of the best sites to buy Electrical Parts, because it can sometimes be a strenuous activity. I have 10 here, because if you can't find something on one online store, you might be able to find it on the next.Reynolds ElectronicsReynolds Electronics is a good supplier of remote control components, micro controllers, and robot kits and parts. One feature that stands out on Reynolds Web site is the clear and helpful project/circuit tutorials. You can also find links for educational books on topics such as robotics and microcontrollers.Hobby EngineeringHobby Engineering is a sit slanted towards the hobbyist. This site carries some useful items that can be harder to find from other providers who are catered towards the corporate customer. it also has a good supply of micro-controllers, robot kits, parts, ad miscellaneous components and tools.All ElectronicsAll Electronics has an incredible selection of many of the useful items you would use to build your project. They are very inexpensive and it is easy to find your way around the site. This site also has a "consumer comments" section where the consumers get to talk about the quality of the product and more. (Thank you westfw)BG MicroBG Micro is a cool site for rare and pretty neat gadgets as well as a nice selection of alot of the items one will need for a weekend project. There is also a very nice search engine at the top which lets you search for an item you can't find on the left. (Thank you Las Vegas)Jameco ElectronicsJameco has a very nice site catalog. It's not very big that you sspect a forest was sacrificed in its making. I has great color photos with relatively easy to find components. This is one supplier wih a low price fuarantee which means that if you can show a part offered for less, the lesser price is honored. jameco also provides lower priced generic products as well as name brands.DigiKeyDigi-Key is a large distrbutor of components from various manufacturers, offering a very large catalog with lots and lots of choices. However, the site uses small print that might be hard to ead. The catalog includes line drawings but o part photos, but it does do an excellant job of labeling the parts. Overall, Digi-Key has a huge selection of products, but they might need a little looking to find them.loading...Mouser ElectronicsMouser ElectronicsAnother large distributor of components from various manufacturers is Mouser. I like how Mouser's site allows you to compile separate orders for different projects. You can come backa s many times as you like to complete your order and make your purchase. We also like how Mouser label parts because the labels are easy to read and provide alot of information about the specific part.Like Digi-Key, Mouser provides a very large catalog.RadioshackRadioshackEveryone knows Radioshack!. This electronics convenience store is pretty much like any food convenience store: CONVENIENT BUT EXPENSIVE. If you are stuck at 4:30 on a Sunday afteroon needing a small part to keep working on your project, this store is right for you. Be aware that not all radioshack are equal.Fry's ElectronicsFry's ElectronicsFry's has stores in nine states, and if you are lucky enough to live near one you can browse the isles in person. Fry's stocks all kinds of electronics and parts including an EXCELLANT selection of IC chips.Goldmine ElectronicsGoldmine ElectronicsIf you are in the market for bargains, try Electronic Goldmine.. This online store often offers sepcials that can save you money. Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Electronics Goldmine offers great help with international orders and also offers wholesale items on auction on eBay.Quick Tip: Try clicking Electronic Goldmine Treasure Ball for the best deals!FuturlecFuturelec offers a very nicely done site with color photos of the parts that makes for easy browsin. Futurelec also offers semicnductor news links and also links to recently added parts to help you keep on the top of the latest and greatest as well as PCB design and manufacturing services.[htpp://maplin.co.uk Maplin]MaplinThe British suppplier Maplin has stores scattered around the U.K. and also offers an online store.Unlike electronic gadgets and appliances that operate on different voltages in European contries, electornic components are pretty standard. Although Maplin will ship overseas, you might want to check out U.S. Suppliers first.SparkfunSparkfun was originally a PCB Manufacturer, and turned in to a company well beyond their expectations! They have a large variety of PCBs, LEDs, and MANY more everyday electronics components. The site is well organized with so much to choose from!

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12v to 6v voltage regulator at about 15 amps

Hi, i have a 1963 VW bug that is very stock, but the 6v lights just dont work very well (dim at idle, then not too bright at speed) it is very simple to use a later 12v generator and then swap out all the lights, battery, coil and relays and it works great. BUT i have a 6v wiper motor and also a 6v gasoline heater that i will need to keep at 6v (the 12v parts are just not available or too expensive) I have found an article that recommends building a cheap voltage regulator using a 7806, ( 6 volt, 1 amp regulator) and 2 1uF 35v tantalum capacitors, then a NPN transistor which the original poster says is a 2N5881 npn transistor. here is the scematic. the pdf article is attached and the link to the original article is here http://www.studebaker-info.org/tech/6-12V/6-12-6.html  The questions i have 1. what is a 2n5881 been replaced as? i cannot find it at jameco and the original posted doesn't give any specs for it. 2. how would i "pump up" the amps available from 10 to anything else (looking for about 15 amps) thinking that the npn transistor is the key but i am new to this and wouldn't even begin to know where to look. 3. what happens if any item fails? can i put some sort of safety into this so it quits rather than passing any addition voltage through additional info the heater runs at about 85 watts so 85 watts / 6volts = 14.616 amps  the wipers run at much less than that so building 2 of this would work great.  Any ideas? Thanks in advance for any insight to this 

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Build Night Sugru en The Inventors House (Mexico)

El pasado jueves 25 de Julio se llevo acabo la primera Build Nigth en The Inventor´s House patrocinada por Instructables y Sugru Una noche en la que a pesar de la lluvia que cayo en la ciudad hubo varios participantes que dejaron volar su imaginación y crearon cosas geniales. El evento comenzó a las 20:30 debido a la lluvia, se les entrego a todos los participantes un sobre de sugru, varios venían preparados con material extra como cautín, partes de fuentes de computadora, plugs de audifonos, controles de playstation, madera entre otras cosas para hacer sus creaciones. El evento estuvo genial incluso contamos con la presencia varios niños todo en un ambiente colaborativo y de creatividad. Estos son algunos de los inventos realizados en esta Build Night con mostramos el video y algunos instructable. Un cubre polvos para tu celular: Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cubre-polvo-para-celular-hecho-con-Sugru/ Un Joystick mejorado de control Nintendo 64: Holder para celular con Sugru Base para ventilación de laptop: Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Mejorar-el-enfriamiento-en-Laptop-con-SUGRU-Im/ Un mouse USB/PS2: Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ratn-PS2USB-con-SUGRU/ Aquí pueden ver mas fotos tomadas en el evento Ya estamos preparando la siguiente BuildNight que será patrocinada por Jameco. Con mejoras como "Mini taller para realizar correctamente un instructable" Sin mas, gracias a sugru e instructable por la experiencia, saludos desde Aguascalientes, México. P.D. Por fin pude publicar mi post, sin caracteres especiales xD

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my summer as AIR at instructables

My time as an Artist in Residence at Instructables went something like this:  I arrived in San Francisco and arrived at the Instructables office. I was (to be honest, though now I'm so embarrassed by this assumption) expecting cubicles. Instead, there was energy, vibrancy, and TONS OF COOL PROJECTS!!I There were electronics scattered about (which is, like, enough to lure me in for life :).  I  met Noah and a few others. After discussing some contract stuff, he told me to come by for some pizza and ice cream in the afternoon. Sounds pretty cool... So, I went to Tech shop, I was blown away by the amound ot 3d printers, laser cutters and other amazing fabrication tools all under one roof, all waiting for me to use :)  Then ... free pizza and ice cream, and a bunch of new people... sounds fun. I arrived at 4:30 and it wasn't  quite a party, just yet. it was a talk. And an extremely interesting one, with a big portion of the Autodesk community present. So I really started to get a sense of who was in the community, and where does Instructables fit in. Then, I got to see .. DRY ICE ICE CREAM!!! So cool. Actually  enough to entice me to order dry ice for a near future party! Anyway, I somewhat rapidly began to feel right at home. I ordered some parts for some projects and I began working straightaway. I started working on small electronics projects and other experiments related to water and boat robots.  The next day (Thursday) I got a call at 10 PM in the evening… It was Noah. I was working at Tech shop at the time (I tried to work at Instructables office in the morning then head to T.S. in the afternoon to do some bigger scale construction work in the woodshop.  Well, the Redbull challenge had been announced ("games") and they had begun brainstorming how to make… yes, remote control electric wheelchairs, that were controlled by a user who had a blindfold on, and would be listening through a wireless radio to commands from the person in the wheelchair with no control over themselves. Anyway, I headed straight over to Instructables, and the 72 hours began… The next morning, I head over with Randy to pick up our will-call items from Jameco, including arduinos, wireless arduino shields, xbees etc etc. Then we headed to Noah's shop in Emeryville… and the hacking began. An unfortunate thing was that I had to go to teach Arduino at Tech Shop Sunday evening, which is when the actual fun of riding the wheelchair occurred. Anyway, it was a super cool weekend of collaboration and intense work. Oh, and by the way, see here how to make your own: PSYCHO SCOOTER scramble, here.  The rest of the summer continued on, the biggest accomplishment for me was getting Sneel_003 built and tested in the water. A really cool next step would be to get some 123d catch of underwater objects, trying it out at the aquarium, then do some 3d printing of cool underwater stuff. I did various other projects involving wireless communication, using Arduino for various electronics projects, programming joysticks and remote controllers, etc. A really neat thing is that every day at 2 pm there is "show and tell" which is just a quick "go around the table and say briefly what you've done in the past day". So I really got to get a feel for the way that things were working, who was operating on what, what was happening in the office and out of the office. So I felt immediately a part of the family, in a sense. Instructables is a super cool place: the facilities were amazing, the people were vibrant and knowledgable and motivated and fun, and the experience was super. The facilities I used most were: laser cutter, vacuum forming machine, woodshop, tons of electronics, 3d printer… Everyone I met from Instructables and AutuDesk as a whole was super helpful and great to talk to. It is really a great community. Before I left, I gave a presentation of my work during my time at Instructables. Here are the slides:

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