Todbot has more photos and a 3rd Roomba Bluetooth interface, he writes – “The case is a Hubble-Bubba bubblegum container which contained about a meter of uncut blue bubblegum. I tried some of the gum and it was pretty gross. But the container was cool, looked a bit like the Roomba and was blue, so it obviously must become a Roomba Bluetooth adapter.”Link.
If you want to apply a meta layer to the virtual world, you can now – SLurl is a way to make your own data/images/web pages appear over specific locations in the virtual world, Second Life. It’s a little like Google maps, and it allows you to teleport directly to that location. We have a virtual edition of MAKE on our land, so now we can send out a link and folks can check it out, plug in and get their virt’ on. Here’s ours – Link.
I’m really looking forward to this magazine, an all-indie, all-handmade shopping magazine – “helloindie is a quarterly print magalog (magazine + catalog) that enhances this community of independent artists by providing a platform for promoting their wares and increasing consumer awareness of alternative products and online shopping. Think of it as an indie Lucky (with a smidge of Giant Robot) filled with the best in independent products.” Link.
Wonko writes – “”The Great Escape” precedes MacGyver as the ultimate in DIY adventure films. This movie stars an awesome cast of some of the periods best actors like Steve McQueen and James Coburn. Our hero’s are pilots captured by the Germans in WWII who fabricate, adapt and engineer their way out of captivity.”Link.
What’s your favorite Maker-type movie? We’ll start, Apollo 13 – those guys were hardcore Maker in space. Post up in the comments!
Trehugger has a Make challenge that I think we’ll pass on…you see, the Food and Drug Administration in the USA allows supermarkets to pack red meat in carbon monoxide gas so it appears red for longer, and then more people will buy it – so…the huggers threw down the loin chop challenge – “Here is a project for Make- connect tailpipe to refrigerator and have better looking food.”. A little too gross and dangerous [via] Link. Thanks Nick!
We have a new category, Maker Meetups. Inspired by the great success of MAKE Philly, this is a place where local groups can post discussions related to their events and members. Don’t forget to post your meeting information on our events page also! Link.