Make: Please Cancel My Subscription

I don’t know what has happened to Make Magazine over the years. When I received my first issue in 2004 I was very excited about the content, the projects (Mousebot!).

And this great editorial focus continued for years. Robots? Check. Circuit design? Check. Tesla coil? Van deGraff generator? Check. Check.

But something has happened in the past couple of years or so. The occasional article about “wearable blinking jewelry” (W.T.F?) has become the norm.

Back in the day, my Make subscription was a nice complement to my Nuts and Volts subscription (which has stayed true to its editorial focus since I’ve been a subscriber in 2005). Now, they are nothing alike.

O’Reilly, please cancel my subscription to Make. And good luck with wearable drone jewelry.

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I LOVE this! Android Open Accessory Development Kit (ADK)

Every now and then, some really cool pops up on my radar. In this case I saw this article at Info World about Google’s Android Open Accessory Developer Kit (ADK).

I’m a bit of a do-it-yourselfer, so when I saw this, I just had to tell you about it (yes, all three of you who read this blog).

I can envision a number of really cool electronics projects that I could do with this. Of course, I’ll need to invest in an Android Tablet (but I was probably going to do that anyway), but the ADK is free to download, and there’s no annoying developer program to join.

Cool. Way cool.

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