We are currently on hiatus but check out all of our awesome past livestream content below!
Past Livestream Videos & Highlights:
We had a great time chatting with Elecia about everything from how she learned embedded programming to different products she's worked on to writing books to teaching classes to her interest in origami to all sorts of other stuff too!
JP is a friend of ours and he's a fellow LEDaholic! Over the past year, he dove deep into making 3D printed fiber optic LED-lit hot air balloons, and we put together a tiny balloon kit he's developed live, and hear all about his path into STEM and maker journey!
We were super excited to welcome Ben to the stream! We add LEDs and a PixelBlaze to a sign and show you how to use the awesome LED microcontroller platform to light up your own projects! And we dig into PixelBlaze history, show off some NEW NEW NEW features, and hear all about Ben's journey to LED wizardry.
We were so excited to talk to Claire and totally geek out about lasers! We show off some of her awesome designs, talk about what it was like running her laser-based business and doing shows, and how she got into STEM stuff.
This week it's just Carrie and she evaluated some new-to-us fluxes and solder wick, and she tested them on a Foxy Pride badge with the microscope set up!
This week we chat bots with Jayy and he shows us a NEW bot he's designing for workshops with Digi-Key! We printed some parts and do a test assembly of it live on the stream!
We talk electronics, craft, and activism with Dr. Anuradha Reddy this week, while crocheting a very handy pincushion for all those thru-hole resistors you've got lying on your desk!
Our Guest this week was Nancy who is a Mexican-American software engineer and CEO-founder of Kitco - modular cardboard-based construction systems that are compatible with Arduino and micro:bit, which educators use to create open-ended projects with students.
We build our Festive Palm Tree and our NEW never seen before Merry Solderless Krampus kit, and go over the PCB Merry Krampus code and show you how to hack it.
We debut our new upcoming SOLDERLESS snowflake kit, and solder up one of our Chilly Snow Clouds!
Danielle creates companion bots that help preserve and teach Native American languages, while also teaching the basics of robotics and STEM.
We did a recap of SuperCon and show off all of the awesome swag we got from some amazing makers! We also show off new boards we've made and we do an Alpenglow update since it's been several months (spoiler alert: we got a laser!)
Kitty's work encompasses all of our favorite things - circuit boards, LEDs, cats, and textiles! We talk about it all this week, demonstrate her BLE flower PCBs and talk about the code, and dive into her latest product - Meow!
We were so excited to have Joey Castillo, creator of the Sensor Watch on the show, we replaced the board on our yellow Casio LIVE and talk to him all about the project!
Anne Barela rounds up All Things CircuitPython for adafruit, she wrote 2 books for Make, she was in the US foreign service for many years, and has worked for JPL/NASA. We talk to her about all of it!
We couldn’t be happier to welcome Thea to the show. We talk modular synths, pretty circuit boards, importing PCB artwork into KiCad, and python, and who knows what else!
Carrie shows the beginnings of Raspberry Pi Pico code for her Making Embedded Systems class final project, using VSCode and Platformio and a 3rd party platform called Wizio.
We talk with @GeekMomProjects, designer of the Bright Wearables bag collection, and do a walkthrough tutorial about how to program custom messages and patterns on your Bright bag!
Kelly Heaton joins us and demos her birdsong circuit, we breadboard a section of it with LEDs, talk about her atypical matriculation into MIT, and more!
Natasha Dzurney of TechnoChic joins us, we put together her LED bow ties and start adding LEDs to our Open Hardware Summit bag while chatting about her journey through STEM.
We breadboard some 555 timers and counter circuits for an SMT soldering kit currently in development! The IC shortage has forced us to blink LEDs in some old-school ways!
We talk with Lixie Labs about the Pixie Chroma display, what its development was like, and how the Crowd Supply process is going! We also be put together one of their Lixie II kits, which is fun modern spin on a Nixie display.
Hannah creates amazing projects, she mixes electronics with all sorts of objects to make things like teabag-dunking robot arms, light-up dresses, and so much more.
Steph Piper joins us who is the founder of Elkei Education and makes incredibly beautiful soldering kits in the style of enameled pins. We chat about her kits and path into STEM while soldering one up!
Amanda has a PhD in Chemistry and we talk science & art & her decision to be a small business owner.
Our special guest is Sabine/bleeptrack! We talk about generative art and get our PicoPlanet up and running!
We're rolling with the 555 SMT theme this week as we solder up Evil Mad Scientist Lab's cool surface mount 555 timer kit.
Evil Genius Labs' Fibonacci board has been on the to-do list for a while. We up the Arduino IDE, hook up the ESP to the Fibonacci board, maybe do a little level-shifting, it'll be fun!
Carrie chats with Dave Cox, self taught indestructible pantyhose factory engineer, maker, and one of 3 people to ever unicycle across Canada.
Leeborg_ works on their super cool art project called The Void!
We put together Cyber City Circuits' last (sniff!) subscription kit (a solder-it-yourself arduino-compatible business card), and chat about their PCB assembly business.
We put together our Oskitone Scout! We've got the parts 3D printed and just have to solder up the board!
Happy New Year! We start off 2022 with a recap of all the stuff we soldered up last year, and solder up something new that's quick and easy!
Leeborg_ chats with Alex Leitch, hacker, academic, and software developer as they solder up some blinky boards!
We do some SMT soldering and assemble one of our new Krampus boards!
We put together the Nano Theremin kit from Cyber City Circuits, and create some wacky noises!
Time to HAM it up! My friend Mark Smith (@smittyhalibut on twitter) joins us in person and we chat and learn about HAM radio.
We try to reproduce the Alibaba LED Bra using GeekMomProjects' swirly LED strand technique!
Let's put some boards in the oven! We talk you through our stencil and bake assembly process for prototype boards, starring the RBG RGB board!
David gives us a basic overview of these cool little calculator-style beat sequencers (it makes bleeps and bloops), and shows us how to get started with making some sweet tunes!
We solder up and put together a cheap Bluetooth Speaker kit with our friend, Bibianna Cha! She's a biomedical device engineer that has worked on stuff from insulin to eyeballs.
We got the ATTiny4 schematic done last week, this week we import graphics and route some traces!
We work on a new product - an RBG badge that's also an ATTiny4 dev board, we take you through our decisions, what we think makes for a good schematic, and get into some layout too.
Our very own Leeborg_ live troubleshoots a Nixie tube voltmeter! We see if we can help figure out what's wrong with their cool vintage gear. :)
Lenore Edman from Evil Mad Scientist joins us and we talk op amps and put together their giant 741 kit!
Tommy from Oskitone joins us and we solder up his APC kit live! And regale you with Poly555 tunes and our very best (worst) piano skills!
We finish up some of our previous livestream projects and troubleshoot the Traffic Lights project.
We solder up a $20 oscilloscope kit we got off Amazon!
We Solder up a unique kit called The Mystifier, made by Brent Hauser, it was inspired by an old Eicocraft kit. Brent joins us live in the chat!
With our trinocular microscope setup we do some live surface mount soldering of on one of our PS - I Hate You kits.
Traffic Lights take 2! We solder in the RF keyfob to make the controller to our Simon Says game wireless.
We work on our Traffic Light Simon game, and try to make the controller wireless!
Carrie adds LED bling to a tote bag, using Technochic's Watch Me Sparkle kit.
Carrie Finishes the Nixie clock kit and shows off a working vintage HP electronic counter with a Nixie tube display!
We assemble the Fibonacci32 Sprial and chat with Jason Coon of Evil Genius Labs & David Ray of Cyber City Circuits.
In out first ever livestream we talk all about soldering basics!
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