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LED Circuit From Magnet Video

Dropping a magnet through a spool of wire to light an LED

I have had a few requests for the LED circuit used in my magnet video. I’m excited to see people wanting to build the circuit! The same concept is used in those shake flashlights. The circuit is really not too difficult. The important thing is that you will need a spool of magnet wire with a […]

Initial Thoughts on the Intel Edison

Close up of the Edison

To be perfectly honest, when I made this video, I had not even powered up an Edison. I feel weird promoting something that I have not played with, but that’s the way business goes sometimes, I suppose. A week later, I was able to get my hands on a working Edison unit. Flying home from Maker […]

Programming in Schools?


The New York Times recently published an article showing how a few big cities (e.g. New York, Chicago) are trying out‘s “Hour of Code.” According to the article, nine States have begun awarding computer science credit in the same manner as science and math. It’s about time. According to‘s fancy little graph, there […]