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BOCS Continues its Long Journey

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Box of Crappy Surplus

After many weeks the Netduino community BOCS project continues to float around the country. Netduino community members who wish to receive the BOCS can view more information on our community forum.

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Fun with 8 LEDs and the Netduino

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Netduino Experimenters Kit

We have caused one LED to blink, now it’s time to up the stakes. Lets connect eight. We’ll also have an opportunity to stretch the Netduino a bit by creating various lighting sequences. This circuit is also a nice setup to experiment with writing your own programs and getting a feel for how the Netduino […]

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Making an LED Blink with Netduino

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Netduino Experimenters Kit

LEDs (light emitting diodes) are used in all sorts of clever things which is why we have included them in this kit. We will start off with something very simple, turning one on and off, repeatedly, producing a pleasant blinking effect. To get started, grab the parts listed below, pin the layout sheet to your […]

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BOCS reaches it’s first member

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Box of Crappy Surplus

The BOCSĀ  project has reached it’s first member after being mailed a few days late. The map below will track it’s journey. View BOCS Route in a larger map

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The BOCS is Out the Door

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Box of Crappy Surplus

Just finished packing up the BOCS (Box of Crappy Surplus), a traveling ‘exchange program’ for miscellaneous maker materials. The exact contents of the box aren’t being listed but instead will be discovered as people hopefully find them useful and talk about the interesting projects they’re doing with them. The box will be mailed Monday (9/17/11) […]

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What’s in the BOCS?

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Box of Crappy Surplus

The “Box of Crappy Surplus”, or BOCS, is a fun, community building experiment based on The Great Internet Migratory Box of Electronics Junk for Netduino community members. The premise is simple, as electronics enthusiasts, makers, tweakers and tinkerers we all develop small stockpiles of near-worthless junk. Not trash mind you, but the miscellaneous bits and […]

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Superglue Does Not Work on Cellophane

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Window Decoration

Superglue does not work on cellophane, not well anyways. Spent a number of frustrating hours finishing up my window decoration with little pieces that wouldn’t quite stick. I found it very important to rough up the surface of the wood before trying to glue anything at all, which I did with a small wood file. […]

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Unpacking Ponoko

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Window Decoration

Received my first order from Ponoko, the designs are those I discussed in my previous entry about lasercutting. The designs are for a simple window-hanging and came out very well. Ponoko ships you the full sheet, not just the objects you design, which are first I thought was a waste of shipping, but the material […]

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My First Attempt at Laser Cutting

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Window Decoration

I’m at that point in my hobbyist tinkering where the things I want to make are too complex to create by hand, but are too infrequent to be worth investing serious money in to buy larger tools. A few months ago someone had given me the link to Ponoko, an online based fabrication company dealing […]