Join todayas new revolution in creativity and community: hackerspaces. Stop letting other people build everything for you: Do it yourself. Explore, grab the tools, get hands-on, get dirtyaband create things you never imagined you could. Hack This is your glorious, full-color passport to the world of hackerspaces: your invitation to share knowledge, master tools, work together, build amazing stuffaand have a flat-out blast doing it. Twin Cities Maker co-founder John Baichtal explains it all: what hackerspaces are, how they work, who runs them, what theyare buildingaand how you can join (or start!) one. Next, he walks you through 24 of todayas best hackerspace projectsabeverything from robotic grilled-cheese sandwich-makers to devices that make music with zaps of electricity. Every projectas packed with color photos, explanations, lists of resources and tools, and instructions for getting started on your own similar project so you can DIY! JUST SOME OF THE PROJECTS YOUaLL LEARN ABOUT INCLUDEab ac Kung-fu fighting robots ac Home-brewed Geiger counter ac TransAtlantic balloon ac Twitter-monitoring Christmas tree ac Sandwich-making robot ac Interactive Space Invaders mural ac CNC mill that carves designs into wood, plastic and metal ac Telepresence robot that runs an Internet classroom ac Toy cars that are ridden by people ac Bronze-melting blast furnace ac Laptop-controlled robot fashioned from a wheelchair ac DIY book scanner JOHN BAICHTAL is a founding member of Twin Cities Maker, a hackerspace organization that has been collaborating for almost two years. Based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, Twin ities Maker has its own rented warehouse complete with a welding station, woodshop, classroom, and ham radio transmitter. Baichtal has written dozens of articles, including pieces for AKE, the DaD publication Kobold Quarterly, and 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. He has contributed to Wired.comas GeekDad blog for four years and blogged at Make: Online for two, publishing more than 1, 500 posts during that time. He is now writing a book about Lego.Hack This is your glorious, full-color passport to the world of hackerspaces: your invitation to share knowledge, master tools, work together, build amazing stuffaand have a flat-out blast doing it.
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