Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology

Monday, April 20th, 2015

  The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need. The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don't need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who ...

Recognition of Lifekludger’s stickytape love

Monday, April 5th, 2010

My iStick / iKludge experimenting got a shoutout in a recent presentation at the Science Museum in the UK. And the subject was .... "Stickytape"! Katrina Jungnickel has the full slides and story over on her making cultures blog.

Open-source hardware heads towards mainstream?

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

Interesting article on Computerworld talks about the emergence of open-source hardware and the ways it seems to be moving towards more mainstream acceptance. Open-source hardware developments offer great hope and advantages for the adaptive technology field where there is not a huge mass market need and such specialisation and individualised needs ...

Story of ‘good will’ highlights Lifekludger concept – Santa Cruz Sentinel

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

This story from the Santa Cruz Sentinel shows the power of connection and what can be achieved when a Maker (Jon Bjornstad, a Santa Cruz freelance computer programmer) is backed by a Giver (Roy and Ana Cook of Saratoga) to help a Liver (Karadole, a paralyzed woman who lives in ...

iDoor – iPhone Controlled Hydraulic Door

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

Excellent life kludge here by student at MIT to automate door opening. I especially like the various options of operation. Key, switch, knock and remote via iPhone, no less. - Access is about providing options. [chris@localhost » iDoor – iPhone Controlled Hydraulic Door] [via Hackaday]

Mobile-controlled Home Automation DIY

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Control 8x240v outputs via mobile/web. sydney guy. Even without wap, offers great step-by-step DIY environmental control idea. [Link]

Turn phone into walking radar to detect physical spaces

Monday, February 4th, 2008

The "Walking Radar" project connects up a Basic Stamp and IR sensor to your cell phone in order to detect objects in the environment and influence games on the device or trigger SMS messages to be sent. [Make] It occurred to me this gadget if hooked up to the vibration part ...

5 Dangerous Things Kids should do

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Dangerous Things Kids should do     photo by Leo Reynolds 1. play with fire 2. own a pocket knife 3. throw a spear 4. de-construct appliances 5. break the DMCA (digital millennium copyright act) [5.5 drive a car] Confused? Then watch this video from TED. You may just be able to impart some real life educational value into ...