Helmet Larson Scanne...

Now that I’m biking more, I’ve begun outfitting my helmet with lots of useless practical tech in the name of safety.  Not long ago, I found the helmet-mounted flashlight that I used during my deployments.  With a little finagling, it fit nicely on my bike helmet as well.  To...

Toddler Workbench Jul07

Toddler Workbench

It should come as no surprise that I’m getting my young one started early on the fundamentals of woodworking. And of course, every woodworker needs a good bench.  For this project I selected the choicest pieces of maple and walnut from my stock and added a piece of pegboard and a set of...

Make: Wireless Secur...

I wrote a special article in the latest issues of Make: where I discuss wireless security and drones. The article, Build a Wi-Fi Drone Disabler with Raspberry Pi, explores the risks of using unsecured wireless communications with a step-by-step guide to disable a popular toy drone which uses...

Maker Faire Bay Area Jul05

Maker Faire Bay Area

This recap is way overdue, but better late than never.  A few weeks back I led off the Saturday Maker Pro presentations at this year’s Maker Faire Bay Area.  With 150,000+ visitors over the weekend, Maker Fare Bay Area is the largest and busiest of all the Faires. After my talk, I had a...