TinkerMill, where they share knowledge, lots of knowledge!

TinkerMill is a Hacker/Makerspace from Longmont, CO. Where like-minded people get together and collaborate on anything art, technology, science, and business related. Scott Converse is the founder of TinkerMill and tells us about the organization. Location 1250 S. Hover #49, Longmont, CO 80501 Members … Continue reading

Engineering Consultant and Roboticist

Eric Forkosh starting building his first robot when he was a teenager and has been designing ever since. This NYC-based electrical engineer’s projects include everything from dancing robots to remote monitoring devices to cellular module boards to analog signals—Nan Price, Associate Editor … Continue reading

HackRVA: They provide the tools, you provide the enthusiasm

HackRVA is a Richmond-based makerspace. They like to take things apart, put them back together, figure out how they work, and create new things. Their mission? To learn and make stuff sharing tools and knowledge in technology; including Arduino, Makerbot, Linux, … Continue reading

Three Workspaces, Countless Projects

Clive “Max” Maxfield, who received his BSc in Control Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University in England in 1980, began his career designing CPUs for mainframe computers. But he has branched out far beyond that, becoming a prolific writer of engineering … Continue reading

Q&A: Raspberry Pi Innovation

Orlando, FL-based web app developer and blogger Shea Silverman recently received Kickstarter funding for the latest version of PiPlay, his Raspberry Pi-based OS. Shea and I discussed his ongoing projects, his Raspberry Pi book, and what’s next for PiPlay.—Nan Price, … Continue reading

Denhac — Hackerspace meets classroom for technology, art, and engineering

Denhac is a hackerspace on a mission to create and sustain a local, community driven, shared space, that enables education, experimentation, and collaboration, by applying the spirit of DIY to science, technology, engineering, and art. Location 975 E 58th Ave, … Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Home Automation Controller

The 2012 DesignSpark chipKIT Challenge invited engineers from around the world to submit eco-friendly projects using the Digilent chipKIT Max32 development board. Manuel Iglesias Abbatemarco of Venezuela won honorable mention with his autonomous home-automation controller. His design enables users to … Continue reading

Makelab Charleston, a place for hobbyists and professionals

Makelab Charleston is a hackerspace for hobbyist and professionals who share common interests in technology, computers, science, or digital/electronics art. It provides an environment for people to create anything they can imagine: from electronics, 3D printing, and construction, to networking, … Continue reading

Q&A: Embedded Systems Consultant

Elecia White is an embedded systems engineer, consultant, author, and innovator. She has worked on a variety of projects: DNA scanners, health-care monitors, learning toys, and fingerprint recognition.—Nan Price, Associate Editor   NAN: Tell us about your company Logical Elegance. … Continue reading

Article Materials & Project Files

Click here for the Circuit Cellar article code FTP archive. Many Circuit Cellar articles and projects have supplemental materials such as source code, references, resources, and sources/BOMs. Use the links below to view the complete supplemental materials for the current … Continue reading

A Workspace for “Engineering Magic”

Sjoerd Brandsma, an R&D manager at CycloMedia, enjoys designing with cameras, GPS receivers, and transceivers. His creates his projects in a small workspace in Kerkwijk, The Netherlands (see Photo 1). He also designs in his garage, where he uses a … Continue reading

All-Programmable SoC Solution

Anyone creating a complex, powerful digital design may want to turn to a single device that integrates high-speed processing and programmable logic. In Circuit Cellar’s April issue, columnist Colin O’Flynn explores using the Xilinx Zynq  Z-7020 All Programmable SoC (system-on-a-chip) … Continue reading

HMI Development on Intelligent Displays

4D Systems and Future Technology Devices International Limited (FTDI) (aka, FTDI Chip) recently introduced the 4DLCD-FT843. The intelligent display solution incorporates FTDI Chip’s FT800 Embedded Video Engine (EVE) with the subsequent introduction of two additional products. This combined product gives … Continue reading