Ja, het was zondag en we hadden nog een hoop dingen te doen.
Vandaar mijn door elkaar gooien van onderwerpen en linken.

1. Om te zien en te ervaren wat je met digitale dingen kunt “knutselen” heb je, zoals New York Times gisteren beschreef het nieuwe Make it magazine.
Daarvan is het adres:


Ik zal het hieronder bij mijn links aanduiden.

Daarnaast was er het dagelijkse video blog met enkele correspondenten en een vreemde invalshoek, en daar heb je de links al voor gevonden.
De arrogantie van de makers is soms recht evenredig met hun (voorlopig) succes: ze werden door CNN benaderd, BBC5 radio interviewde hen, kortom alles wat nodig is om de hanekam rechtop te zetten en kraaien op de mesthoop te verwarren met ware oorspronkelijkheid.
Voor het make-zine moet je wel 35 dollar per jaar opzij leggen, maar kijk maar eens naar de inhoud van nummer 01 naast de aankondiging van nummer 02:

Volume 02: Home Entertainment

Robot builders, building your own high definition video recorder, how to podcast, making a robot from an old computer mouse, reconditioning an old amplifier…and more!<pAlso Available

Volume 01: Premiere

Building your own high definition video recorder, how to podcast, making a robot from an old computer mouse, reconditioning an old amplifier.
Volume 02: Home Entertainment

Mailing of MAKE 02 to current subscribers began May 13. See our FAQ for answers to common questions about subscriptions.

Table of Contents
7: WelcomeWhen users make: Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder on innovation and the entertainment industry’s efforts to squelch it. by Mark Frauenfelder

10: Focus
Boost your productivity by embracing procrastination. Or, why your web browser needs a hypothalamus. by Merlin Mann, Danny O’Brien in Life Hacks

13: News from the Future
Tim O’Reilly reports on the labs, companies, and garage projects changing the way we live. by Tim O’Reilly in News from the Future

14: Made on Earth
Reports from the world of backyard technology, including a cockroach-controlled robot, high altitude glider, student-built cyclotron, Vee 9 solar vehicle, robotic CD burner, coffee mug ramjet, and more. by Xeni Jardin, Jason Kottke, Bob Parks, Paul Spinrad in Made on Earth

22: Ooz and Oz
Hacking robot toys is all in a day’s work for Natalie Jeremijenko. Dale Dougherty trails the UCSD professor for a day of fun at the races, transforming toy robotic dogs into environmental avengers. by Dale Dougherty in Maker

30: Nicaraguan Know-How
Revisiting, revamping, and reusing forgotten technology. Tim Anderson describes the homemade solutions he saw on a recent trip to Nicaragua: hand-pedaled bicycles, reused school buses, horse-drawn carriages, sock coffee filters, and ancient cooling systems and water filters abound. by Tim Anderson in Heirloom Technology

36: Blockheads
Lego: the ultimate prototyping material. Seriously. by Bob Parks

38: Maker Fair
Geeks gather together for an evening of DIY fun. by Arwen O’Reilly

39: Google DIY Patterns
A DIY project is a design challenge that can best be described as a set of patterns, just as Google remade the web with a new kind of language for getting what we want from a web browser. by Dale Dougherty

40: Recycled Rubber
It’s more fun to make a laptop bag from an old wetsuit than it is to buy a new one. by Saul Griffith

43: The Code Da Vinci Lived By
Renaissance hacks by the father of all geeks. by Bruce Sterling in Bruce Sterling

45: HDTV on Your Mac
Build a simple high-definition video recorder and beat the Broadcast Flag. All you need is a $10 antenna, a $175 decoder card, and some free software. by Erica Sadun

50: Retro Game Heaven: The Atari 2600 PC
After fitting a full-featured wireless PC system into an old Atari 2600 case, you can watch movies, surf the web, and play hundreds of retro games. by Joe Grand

85: Tools for Atari 2600 Homebrew GamesEven though the Atari 2600 is one of the oldest game consoles around, it has a vibrant homebrew scene. by Simon Carless 86: Podcasting 101
Produce and syndicate audio interviews you record online, on the phone, and on the road. by Phillip Torrone

96: Mousey the Junkbot
With a few spare parts, you can turn an old computer mouse into an amusing robot. by Gareth Branwyn

110: Resurrecting This Old Amp
Restore an old guitar amplifier and make it sounds as good or better than the day it was made. by Tom Anderson, Wendell Anderson

119: Let’s Rumble
Hack your couch to give you a kick in the pants: attach bass shakers to your furniture to round out your home entertainment system. by Craig Engler in DIY: Home Entertainment

122: irock Broadcast BoomboxPump up the volume with a portable FM radio station. by Tom Anderson in DIY: Home Entertainment

125: Surround Sound, Quick and DirtyA simple wiring trick derives center channels. by Michael McDonald in DIY: Home Entertainment 126: Thermofooler
Who needs a “smart” thermostat when you can trick your dumb one into lowering your heating bill? by Ross Orr in DIY: Home Entertainment

127: DVD, Uncrippled
Input a special code to disable Macrovision and play DVDs from around the world. by Phillip Torrone in DIY: Home Entertainment

129: Stop Motion Animation, the Easy Way
With iStopMotion, making Gumby is less pokey. by Phillip Torrone in DIY: Imaging

130: Single-Use Digicam for Kite Aerial Photography
A simple, lightweight timer circuit triggers a shot every minute. by Limor Fried in DIY: Imaging

133: Webcam Telescope
Video from still camera zoom. Forget jerky teleconferences; put a real lens on a 90s era webcam and you’ve got something. by Dennison Bertram in DIY: Imaging

135: Mod Your Pod
Enhance your iPod with a Linux upgrade. by Phillip Torrone in DIY: Mobile

138: Outfitting a Palm Tungsten T3
Getting laptop-like functionality from a PDA. In fact, leave your laptop at home: use a T3, loaded to the gills with powerful applications. by Bob Scott in DIY: Mobile

140: All-Seeing Orb
Your mobile device can play video and music stored on your home computer. by Phillip Torrone in DIY: Mobile

141: Peace and Quiet with the Flip of a Switch
How to add a power switch to an external drive without one! by Joe Grand in DIY: Computers

144: No More Cue Cards
Make a teleprompter with a laptop, a sheet of glass, and some scrap wood. by Brian Lawler in DIY: Computers

145: Robot Kits and Techno Glitz
Three kits that got me started in the glamorous and fulfilling world of robotics. by Arwen O’Reilly

147: Mechanical Wristwatch Modding
Customizing a self-winding Seiko. by Bob Scott in DIY: Design

149: Hacking the C64 DTV
Retro-gaming joystick easily converts into full Commodore computer emulator. by Mark R. Brown in DIY: Gaming

153: Game Boy Hacks
Games, music, movies, photos, and eBooks, all on this versatile little device. by Phillip Torrone in DIY: Gaming

154: Refreshing an Old Game Controller
If your retro-gaming skills ain’t what they used to be, fix your joystick buttons. by Ben Wheeler in DIY: Gaming

156: Get an iLIFE! for Your Playstation Portable
Play music and vids on a PSP (even Mac users). by Phillip Torrone in DIY: Gaming

160: R2-DIY
The galaxy’s most lovable robot inspires its fans to clone him. by Howard Wen

164: Printed Circuit Boards
Step-by-step instructions for making your own PCBs at home. by Andrew Argyle in Primer

172: HowToons
Make a marshmallow shooter. by Joost Bonsen, Nick Dragotta, Saul Griffith in Howtoons

174: Toolbox
The best tools, software, gadgets, books, magazines, and websites. by Adam Bernard, Gareth Branwyn, Richard Butner, John Clark, Joshua Ellis, Eeyore Evans, John Irvine, Stefan Jones, Adam Kempa, Merlin Mann, Aleks Oniszczak, Zach Sl
ootsky, Adam Thornton, Marc Weidenbaum in Toolbox

184: Reader Input
Where makers offer praise, brickbats, and swell ideas. in Reader Input

186: The Laptop That Wouldn’t Say Die
Twenty-two years later, people still love the TRS-80 Model 100. by Tom Owad

187: The Last Generation of Engineers
Why digital rights management kills innovation. by Cory Doctorow in Cory Doctorow

188: MakeShift
It’s easy to forget that access to potable water is considered a luxury for much of the world. by William Lidwell in MakeShift

190: Maker Challenge
Solving proglems, fulfilling wishes. in Maker Challenge

191: eBay Metrics
Good as gold. by Chris Smith in eBay Metrics

192: My Atari 2600 Portableby Benjamin J. Heckendorn in Homebrew

En zo zie je maar dat er nog heel wat te doen is met oude en nieuwe technische verworvenheden.
Ben je voorlopig alleen in staat om batterijen te vervangen en stiller en luider te zetten, dat is al wat, maar er is meer tussen hemel en aarde.