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  • Maker Faire Sydney – This Weekend

    Posted on August 13th, 2014 EEVblog No comments

    I’ll be at the Sydney Maker Faire this weekend (16th-17th), roaming around with the camera for two days, come up and say HI.
    I’ll also be having a “Fireside chat” with Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin (CEO of startup incubator BlueChilli)

  • Tricky Dicky Makers

    Posted on July 25th, 2014 EEVblog 8 comments

    Dick Smith Electronics (known colloquially as Tricky Dicks here in Australia), a once (in)famous electronics components retailer, but long since been just a consumer electronics store, have released some excellent videos highlighting three local Sydney makers as part of their Unleash Your Smith advertising campaign shown on Australian TV and media.
    One can’t help but wonder why they didn’t call it the Unleash Your Dick campaign?

    It’s rather perplexing why Tricky Dicks would be promoting makers when they don’t sell anything the least bit Maker related any more?
    But hey, any company spending money to promote Makers is all good and awesome!

    Anyway, I was asked to help organise this at the last minute, and they have shot three excellent local makers, two of which you may have seen on the blog before.

    Malcolm Faed with his home made Segway
    Alex McClung with his Alex Bot
    Tom Hetherington and crew from Optic Soup with their video projection art.

    The videos are well produced, enjoy:

  • Hackaday Prize Interview

    Posted on July 3rd, 2014 EEVblog 6 comments

    I answered some questions for Hackaday
    Here is the video response:

  • The EEVblog Rap

    Posted on July 1st, 2014 EEVblog 12 comments

    Written and composed by MC E-Loc

  • New EEVblog WordPress Comment System – Disqus

    Posted on June 17th, 2014 EEVblog 22 comments

    I’m sick of the old WordPress comment system. It’s hopeless, and there is now way too much spam.
    So I have just installed the Disqus plugin that will hopefully be much better. You’ll be able to log into the comment using any existing social media account you have, and it should keep the spam away.
    No previous WordPress comments will be lost, and they will be imported over.
    But this will take some time, maybe a day or two. So don’t panic about seeing it say there are 20 comments, but no comments. They should come through eventually.

    So you shouldn’t see too much of a difference, except that you should now have extra features in the comment system here on the blog site, and be able to follow threads and get notifications etc, attach images, and vote comments up and down etc. Huge improvement over wordpress.