2017-10-14 (Sa) HackadaySummary

Writing for Hackaday has been a wonderful experience. The people there are just as incredible as I had hoped they would be. Originally, I had planned to make a journal entry each time I wrote an article for Hackaday but I have been writing so much for them that it would quickly overrun this blog. Instead, I am going to use a single day to recap all the articles I’ve written during the week. This will be similar to the weekly summary but it will be a different day and be solely dedicated to Hackaday writing.

So, welcome to the first summary. I’ve written more than fifteen articles to date, which is a good start. Most weeks there should only be a handful so I’ll cover the ones from the previous week to allow me time to compose each summary.

Rocking Playmobil Wedding
Playmobil toys are modular toy sets which a huge library of things you can buy for them. There is a community based around custom Playmobil parts so there must be some die-hards out there. For a wedding gift, a builder made a stage with miniatures of the family-to-be playing and singing. At least, figures are positioned like that’s what they’re doing. There were a handful of electronics nicely concealed which controlled music and lights to liven up the custom set.

The Art of Blinky Business Cards
This was my first attempt at original content for Hackaday. It was a full-length article dedicated to talking about the business cards I had been making here. It was nice to write something longer than a blog and shorter than a story.

Precision Pantograph Probes PCBs
A pantograph multiplies movement by any fraction. This can factor movement up or down. In this project, hand movement was scaled down to allow very controlled movements while probing a PCB but many small tasks could be done with this four-bar linkage.

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