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Offline ChrisGammell

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Dave is building something for the upcoming Sydney Mini Maker Faire in November. Whoever guesses closest to the final product gets a t-shirt from The Amp Hour! Listen to the episode where we talk about it here: http://www.theamphour.com/the-amp-hour-158-unbelievable-usb-ustulater
 

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A quick genetic analyzer based on etched glass PCR slides and a Raspberry Pi that hangs over doorways at holiday extended-family gatherings. It samples shed skin cells/dandruff. If it rotates to the left, you're related maternally, to the right, paternally. For cousins, it swings back and forth at a rate indicating degree of consanginuity, and of course, if it bobs... he's your uncle!
 

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Very nice build up there. Sounds like a good April Fool's joke
 

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It would have an arguing in it for blog  cred that is for sure.
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I would guess it is not going to be made on a 3D printer though..........

I would say there will be a fair number of the very nice Dave Jones rulers there for grabs though.

As to what is being built for the fair, I guess it will be the final version of a USB power supply with PC monitoring of voltage and current, isolated from the source and with a battery charged from the USB port.
 

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If I pay for shipping, can someone send me at least one of those pcb rulers? I really want one
I am an EE student with interests in Embedded, RF, Control Systems, and Nanotech.
 

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I can imagine Dave rocking Doc Emmett Brown's mind reading hat to the Mini Maker Faire in Sydney.  I'm sure it would contain some advanced functionality that's far beyond my reckoning.

Is that T-shirt mine?
 

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I immediately thought of a flux capacitor.

Dave would have to brush up on his glass blowing skills though.

And - if he could get it working he could whizz forward in time and see if there will ever be a home chip printing machine  ;)
 

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A chip printing machine or a Z machine.

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Become a realist, stay a dreamer.

 

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No no no... You invent a chip printer and use the resulting wealth/hegemony to assure you control  the time machine with which you periodically go back in time to cancel anything that might equal you.

It's a negative feedback control system.
 

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No no no... You invent a chip printer and use the resulting wealth/hegemony to assure you control  the time machine with which you periodically go back in time to cancel anything that might equal you.

It's a negative feedback control system.
That's already happening which is why it hasn't been invented :)
 

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Having listened to the podcast at work today at the dentist ( yay, no more sore tooth, and cheap as well) I will guess it will be an interactive tablet attached to the head of the cutout Dave model that will look, talk and interact a little with you, possibly powered by Dave wearing a set of Google Glass close by.
 

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He's gonna finish the "last 10%" of the USB power supply  :-DD
 

Offline jancumps

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I immediately thought of a flux capacitor.

Dave would have to brush up on his glass blowing skills though.

And - if he could get it working he could whizz forward in time and see if there will ever be a home chip printing machine  ;)

I'm claiming dibs on that one :)
https://twitter.com/JanLCumps/status/366225598642798593
 

Offline Kempy

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I immediately thought of a flux capacitor.

Dave would have to brush up on his glass blowing skills though.

And - if he could get it working he could whizz forward in time and see if there will ever be a home chip printing machine  ;)

I'm claiming dibs on that one :)
https://twitter.com/JanLCumps/status/366225598642798593

The dibs are yours  :)

And just in case Dave has not got any good flux capacitor plans here is a picture of one: http://www.heritage-motor-centre.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/DSC_0628.jpg


« Last Edit: August 15, 2013, 08:11:53 am by Kempy »
 

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A REM sleep detector "to tell 'im e's dreamin"
 

Offline stryker

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A REM sleep detector "to tell 'im e's dreamin"
Pure gold  :-DD
 

Offline talvor

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Oh, Oh, I know (hand raises)

Blinky LED with matching DaveCAD circuit diagram?

 

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Sonic screwdriver, or Tricorder. ;)
 

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An app that takes a picture of a DaveCAD style drawing and digitizes it into an Altium or EAGLE CAD file for quick prototyping/design. Or a differential probe for measuring temporal flux in a circuit. :D

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My guess is on Doc Emmett Brown's mind reading apparatus.   :-DD

Edit: Didn't see Stryker already mentioned it.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2013, 04:26:58 am by AndreasF »
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A Segway that Sagen can safely stand on and it follows Dave using some kind of near field RF tracker.
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Scrolling billboard t-shirt. "Look at me. I'm Dave from EEVblog. Want a ruler?"

With optional PerfectMatchtm geek love plugin: Alerts you when a compatible geek is in the vicinity by sniffing for your favourite phone vendor.

That seems to fulfil the "Everybody looking" and "Creepy geek" criteria.
I'd rather a Google clue, link, or some theory than "do this" (generally)
 

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A Sinclair C5 shell mounted on 2 hoverboards, plus a battery operated fan
 


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