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Tindie: Sell your own Hardware Creations

Did you ever thought about selling one of your hardware creations? Maybe some gadgets built on Arduino, Raspberry Pi, 3D printed artefacts as well as specific shields, boards, sensors or complete kits.

Emile Petrone founded a marketplace, tindie.com, where makers and hardware creators can offer their creations. There are already some really interesting creations on tindie, such as an Angry Birds-playing robot, MicroFTX USB-Serial Breakout or a Netduino Go! Relay Module.

MAKE Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

This week in the MAKE Flickr pool we saw…

yellow tulips viewed through an old water lens

yellow tulips viewed through an old water lens from lookseeseen.


Flamethrower Gnome Front

Flamethrower Gnome Front from thorssoli.


Throwies

Throwies from Lenny&Meriel.


Solder Stencil, Cut On Vinyl Cutter

Solder Stencil, Cut On Vinyl Cutter from anachrocomputer.


Tinker

Tinker from rperks1.


Grid 1

Grid 1 from fsm vpggru.


new displays

new displays from rubygirl jewelry.



Solar Powered Cigar Box Amp

Check out this lovely Solar Stella cigar box amp built by John Wilson of Minneapolis, MN.

My original plan for this amp was to make a rather rugged poly-coated wood enclosure that could stand up to being left outside in a light rain. On the other hand, I also wanted to finish my amp by the time that the Minne Maker Faire rolled around. I quickly realized that my woodworking skills were not up to the task of being able to make an amplifier enclosure with the time that I had.

I started looking at what cigar boxes I had on hand. I considered a number of them, but ultimately decided on a Romeo and Julieta box that I picked up at a thrift store. It was a hard choice, because this particular box has some very beautiful cover art on the lid (inside and out), and I would have to cover it up with the solar panel. I decided to cover it up with the solar panel anyway, because I could see the original artwork when I opened up the lid.

The Solar Stella is a variant of John’s Stella Amp kit that he sells.

New and Awesome on Make: Projects

Android-Controlled LED Light Shirt

Write an Android app to control an LED light shirt. The app communicates to an ATmega128 via a BlueSMiRF Bluetooth transceiver. The microcontroller outputs data on the SPI to daisy-chained shift-register-controlled constant-current regulators driving RGB LEDs.
Author: Michael Kane

Guitar Speaker

How I turned my old broken guitar into a speaker.
Author: Daniel McGregor

A Shook-Up Mouse

Slow day at work? Want to turn your mouse into a cool practical joke? Make this vibrating mouse and have some fun with your co-workers.
Author: Gene Bergmann