Awesome 3D Electronic Sculptures Max’s Cool Beans 2/27/2015 8 comments These little beauties are created using thousands of discrete components (LEDs, transistors, resistors) wired directly together without a PCB.
Wondrous Wizard Wars Max’s Cool Beans 2/18/2015 32 comments Have you ever seen someone pull a four-foot Tiki Torch out of a chip/crips bag? Think "Mary Poppins," but in front of a live audience and without a table to hide any shenanigans.
Fascinating Factoids to Peruse & Ponder Max’s Cool Beans 2/11/2015 17 comments The US Navy's new electromagnetic railgun can launch projectiles at up to Mach 7 and hurl them 100+ nautical miles, and that's just one of the fascinating factoids in this fun-filled extravaganza!
RTOS Smackdown @ ESC Boston 2015 Max’s Cool Beans 2/5/2015 26 comments In this session at ESC Boston 2015, some of the leanest, meanest, coolest, hottest contenders in the RTOS multi-universe will take it in turns to explain why their RTOS is the bestest of the best.
May 29, 2057 -- Mark the Date! Max’s Cool Beans 1/15/2015 34 comments In which Max starts to cogitate and ruminate over the types of embedded systems we might expect to see by the time his 100th Birthday celebrations commence.
Is it Time for Tea? Max’s Cool Beans 1/12/2015 31 comments If you like to drink your tea over period of time and you want to keep it hot, then a cast iron teapot heated by a tealight candle is the way to go.
Selfies 2.0 Max’s Cool Beans 1/6/2015 17 comments This super-simple device provides you with the ability to take a new generation of selfies that will make your friends green with envy.
Just Call Me 'King of the Salad People' Max’s Cool Beans 1/5/2015 137 comments As part of his New Year's resolutions, Max has promised his dear old mom that he will lose 60 pounds, which -- amongst other things -- means giving up alcohol. (Oh, the humanity!)
Stop! Recycle Those Old Batteries! Max’s Cool Beans 12/9/2014 24 comments Around 3 billion batteries are discarded in the United States each year, releasing all sorts of unpleasant substances -- including mercury, lead, cadmium, and nickel -- into the environment.
Happy Dance Around a Volcano Max’s Cool Beans 11/13/2014 56 comments Max is now the proud owner of a 50-year old Sirram Volcano Kettle, which is impervious to the wind and rain and therefore ideal for holidaying in England.