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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
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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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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
 

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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 14, 2013, 10:11:53 pm by Kempy »
 

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

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

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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 15, 2013, 06:26:58 pm 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.
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A Sinclair C5 shell mounted on 2 hoverboards, plus a battery operated fan
 

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A giant 555 timer that's wearable, so you look like a giant 555 with lights, etc, or something.
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Soldering iron chisel-tips he designed for Sagan, incorporating safety features.

Called "Tips for young players"
 

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An envelope stuffing machine.
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Your are all wrong!! Dave is obviously going to make a 1/25th scale "Dave Jones" action figure, with an internal PIC controller in order to produce pre-recorded phrases of Australian slang every time you shake the figure... Ah at least that's better than a Barby doll!! And I am sure it will hit the 10 000 % subscription rate on Pozible. Anyhow if he's NOT making this doll, I am going to do it and make a fortune out of it!! ;-)
 

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Hmm, he said it wouldn't work by design (or something like that) ... so I am going with an Auto-Router :)
 

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Hmm, he said it wouldn't work by design (or something like that) ... so I am going with an Auto-Router :)

 :-DD
 

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<Crocodile Dundee>That's not a hack.</Crocodile Dundee>

Taking advantage of the Australian Government's famous weakness for special interests (still has a ways to go to equal the US, I'm afraid) Dave has persuaded the Australian Parliament to issue an Official Proclamation honoring his family for Innovation. However, he arranged for the document to make a roundtrip through a Chinese instruction manual shop before it was signed.

The resulting wording declares Sagan to be the official micro-Ruler of Australia. Prince George is said to not be best impressed, but that is likely just gas.

<Crocodile Dundee>THIS is a hack</Crocodile Dundee>
 

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A telepresence device like this:


Either that or he's gonna finish one of his projects, like the quadcopter, uSupply or  some sort of uCurrent thingy  ;)  ;)
 

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Your are all wrong!! Dave is obviously going to make a 1/25th scale "Dave Jones" action figure, with an internal PIC controller in order to produce pre-recorded phrases of Australian slang every time you shake the figure... Ah at least that's better than a Barby doll!! And I am sure it will hit the 10 000 % subscription rate on Pozible. Anyhow if he's NOT making this doll, I am going to do it and make a fortune out of it!! ;-)

Great, a Electronic Entertainment Version of the Electronics Engineering Video Blogger.

Are you sure about that 1:25 scale? I reckon that'd make it about the size of my thumb -- but then again, those Aussies are always doing a shrink on their Barbies.
 

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Frustrated with the lack of progress in 3D printing, Dave is going to Doc Brown over the whole mess and go straight to 4D printing.

[BTW, Dave, Since  Aug 1 the $200 Makibox has sent a dozen or so "final pre-production" units to select backers for testing. It looks like they should start ramping into full production in September.]
 

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Frustrated with the lack of progress in 3D printing, Dave is going to Doc Brown over the whole mess and go straight to 4D printing.

[BTW, Dave, Since  Aug 1 the $200 Makibox has sent a dozen or so "final pre-production" units to select backers for testing. It looks like they should start ramping into full production in September.]
They already are 4d.  The 4th dimension is time.  Huehuehue
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Precisely my point.

However, just because a printing process operates in 4D doesn't make it a 4D printing process.  Laser printers operate in 3D (and 4D for that matter), but their output is 2D. Governments operate in 4d, but their output is generally 1D at most.

Oh, what Dave could do with a noggin-cracking stick that reaches back into last week! (or,  a micro-ruler wielded as a traditional Catholic school knuckle-mangling rebuke) He could easily revolutionize Australian politics.
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Re: Guess what Dave is building for Maker Faire, get a tshirt from The Amp Hour!
« Reply #37 on: September 04, 2013, 07:04:53 pm »
It just occurred to me that we missed the obvious: an elegant and efficient parts/test gear storage system for the electronics workbench -- Dave Jones' Locker
 

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Seeing how he is a fan of Back to the Future I would say his own version of the self lacing shoes.
 

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The complementary version of the SGN01 bipolar transistor.

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Nothing
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2 guesses.

either a new improved HD version of daveCAD, or hes going to attempt to join the space program by flying to the moon on 30mA.
 

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i think he is making an ion implanter to produce his own integrated circuits. since he got all the other tools needed from me ...
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Has to be the show time for the uSupply.
 

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A lifesized remote controlled Richard Dawkins android.

 :-DD
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A lifesized remote controlled Richard Dawkins android.

 :-DD

How could you tell the difference?
 

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A lifesized remote controlled Richard Dawkins android.

 :-DD

How could you tell the difference?

Only she knows the difference.



Poor girl, why couldn't you have stayed married to the Doctor?
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