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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   7/19/2013 11:48:10 AM
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@Caleb: How are people supposed to contact me to share their projects? I'll have to remedy this.

I think they are working on adding the ability for members to enter a real bio (inc contact details) ... in the meantime, maybe you could add a "boilerplate" to the bottom of each of your blogs saying "email me at ..."

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Re: Portable Tesla Coil
Susan Rambo   7/19/2013 3:19:50 PM
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@Max: What??? That's a bit of a slap in the face. I R an Engineer, you know!

Actually, Max, think of it as a challenge not an insult. Time for a Tesla Coil smackdown! There is a good venue for it in the East Bay. A frequent Maker-Faire particpant is The Crucible, where you can take classes on welding, firebreathing, machine shop, kinetics and electronics (including this class "Demystifying Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)" and "Earn Your Ham Radio License In Two Days!" Maybe you should teach a DIY Tesla Coil-making class.  I would definitely take the class.

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Max The Magnificent   7/19/2013 3:25:27 PM
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@Susan: ... you can take classes on welding, firebreathing, machine shop, kinetics and electronics...

Take classes? I could give them! (Apart from "kinetics" because I don't even know how to spell it, let alone what it is :-)

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Susan Rambo   7/19/2013 3:40:30 PM
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@Max The Magnificent: Take classes? I could give them!

Wow, we're getting our comment quota in today! Yes, Max, if you had read my message carefully, you would have seen that I was suggesting you teach the class! Or I can just ask the professional, Caleb, to teach it. ;-)  Seriously, a class like that might end up dimming all the lights in Oakland, CA, where The Crucible is located.  It might even blow out Pixar in Emeryville. Ok, now I'm getting too localized. 

Engineers, what are the places in neighborhood offer interesting classes for electronics tinkerers? Post them here in the comment section. 

Kinetics and Electronics Classes

A Rube Goldberg contraption from a Crucible class.

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Max The Magnificent   7/19/2013 3:44:36 PM
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@Susan: Or I can just ask the professional, Caleb, to teach it. ;-)

Oooohhh! That's hitting below the belt :-)

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Tom Murphy   7/20/2013 7:24:21 PM
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Caleb: They can reach you through Feedback@EETimes.com.  Just mark emails "For Caleb Kraft."

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kfield   7/21/2013 1:44:23 PM
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Welcome Caleb, to EETimes!!! I can't wait to start sharing the project I'm about to start here and getting some technical support at the same time!  I have a 'stachecam that was designed by the intrepid Jason Kridner that is having some technical problems and am about to take off the case and start learning about the beaglebone inside. What's your current project???

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Caleb Kraft   7/21/2013 6:51:35 PM
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I'm about to pick up a playstation3 controller so I can modify the triggers. There will be some exploration because it is an analog input as opposed to just a button.

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