That Maker Show Ep. 12


Hello World, and welcome to That Maker Show with me, chalkers, your host to all things new in the maker movement.

This week we’re talking about a DIY drink mixing robot, a privacy pocket, a drawbot and an awesome kickstarter project.

Drink Mixing Robot

Want to build your own build your own automated drink mixing robot? Maker Yu Jiang, in part one of his tutorial shows you what you need and how to put the robot together. It costs about $180 to make the robot. His next tutorial will go over the software side. Keep your eyes on his blog to see it when it comes out.

Privacy Pocket

Adafruit’s Becky Stern uses a silver plated knit fabric to create a pocket or pouch for the privacy contentious.

Putting a your smartphone in this pocket will block WiFi and cell reception but it won’t block NFC tags. This is a extremely straight forward tutorial to follow and is a simple first wearable project!

TRS Drawbot

Over on the MAKE magazine’s blog there was ]a project posted called the TRS Drawbot. It’s a simple drawing robot with two servos that are controlled by audio output through a regular audio jack.

Just reading this project and watching the accompanying video makes feel that much more smarter!

Kickstarter of the Week

This week’s awesome Kickstarter project is Mr Beam.

Mr Beam is a DIY open source laser cutter and engraver kit. Mr Beam can be used on paper, wood, plastic, leather and other materials.

The endgame of the Mr Beam project is to make laser cutters easy to use and enjoyable for everyone.


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Notable mentions

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Hosted and Written by: Andrew Chalkley (@chalkers)
Produced by: Michael Poley (@michaelpoley)