OWTSEE – in the Grand Challenge of the A4MC Contest!!!!

Check out the new HTML5 WEBSITE APPLICATION!!!!! The web app has MANY new features and we just added Chicago Public Libraries and their hours to our database! http://www.owtsee.com/ VOTE US UP!!!!! http://appsformetrochicago.com/apps/owtsee-0 Features: – Doodling (draw your area directly on the map – dragging for desktop and tapping for mobile devices) – Can be used on any smart device and computer ( HTML5 ) – Events – Amenities – Libraries added! – Also gives you Read more…

Building Drawdios with Kids! Thanksgiving Activity

This Thanksgiving I thought it would be good for the kids to be able to learn something in the void of time at Grandma’s house on Thanksgiving and Make something! The Drawdio is something that I wanted to build because I just wanted a cheap 555 timer synth. It works great for teaching kids of various ages about electronics because the kit is easy to put together as it is through hole with pictures on Read more…

AndroBox (Windows and Linux) for Android

AndroBox Quick and Easy to use ADB and Debug tools for professionals and beginners ADB and similar command line tools for Android have been a pain for new users to learn and extra work for the Developer while working. Personally, I got sick of typing and having to remember things so I made this tool. It is also nice because it is mucho faster than I could do it! I will be cleaning things up and making Read more…

RE-WROTE the Android Business Card APK into Processing for Android as a DIY Template

I REWROTE THE PROGRAM USING PROCESSING FOR ANDROID (took NO-TIME whatsoever)Original post here: http://doesitpew.blogspot.com/2011/06/android-business-card-program-moving-to.html Now, you can use the basic code to make your own simple business card program by replacing my info with yours. I made the sections really easy so all you have to do is add your own icon pictures and links. I made this template because of people I know wanting to be able to do it themselves and its an easy Read more…

Dollar Store Finds: Make your own Device Skins for Pennies!

I was in the Dollar Store (best place to buy sponges and various cleaning supplies). Then, I saw these shelf liners and thought they would be nice to spruce up some desks, bookshelves, and kitchen drawers. Suddenly, it occurred to me that these would be perfect for making custom skins for devices, especially those without commercially available options. Plus, you don’t have to worry about the skin getting ruined because you could easily re-cover your device 10x’s Read more…

DIY Geek Chic : Gold Transistor Earrings set in 2 min!

This is a simple one, you take the leads from the transistor and twist them together, then shape to a standard ear loop.  The beauty is that the transistors can be unfurled and used at any time.  I came across these transistors at the Dallas Makerspace (join!). The transistors are actually really high end and still work, but we have a BUNCH of them courtesy of an old engineer dying and one of the members Read more…

On the Bench: Restored Webcor All-Tube Amp

I just finished restoring a Webcor All Tube amplifier back to working condition. NOS Output Transformers, replaced Certain Capacitors, and NOS Tubes. (cheapo tester speakers in pic). Webcor was known for their fairly complicated Tube amps with interesting topologies. This is a stereo version of the Webcor 4905. This is a Stereo Push-Pull Amp. It uses a 5Y4 rectifier tube, 12AU7/12AX7/noval signal splitters, and 2x 12AB5 per channel that do the Push/Pull. The total output is Read more…

Street Beats – Now Available on the Android Market

Street Beats is on the Market! QR Code:  AppBrain: http://www.appbrain.com/app/street-beats/us.one_dollar.StreetBeats Now you can choose your Lyric Search Engine. We are working on getting the Humming service up and going in the official version, but there is paperwork to do when interacting with an NSF project. Defects seem to be worked out and now it plays well in browser if you select a single song. Instant playlists for your media player of choice whenever you want! It is perfect Read more…