November 28, 2015

X-Carve CNC Mill Build Log & Review

A few months ago, I built and reviewed the Shapeoko2 CNC mill from Inventables. Now, I’m back to review its successor, the X-Carve. Continue reading

Shapeoko2 CNC Mill Beauty Shot

April 26, 2015

Shapeoko2 CNC Mill Build Log & Review

My new Inventables Shapeoko2 CNC mill is carving away! Watch my timelapse build-log and thorough review of this do-it-yourself CNC milling machine. Continue reading

Creative Architecture Machines

January 12, 2014
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Creative Architecture Machines

Last month, I had the unique pleasure of serving as a guest judge at the final review for students in the “Creative Architecture Machines” studio course at the California College of the Arts (CCA). 6 groups each created a truly remarkable machine, and they’ve documented all the details you need to make your own! Continue reading

LCD Shield Review

August 12, 2011
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Review: WickedDevices Arduino LCD Shield

It’s LCD mania! Following my review of the Lumex 16×2 Character LCD from element14 and my recent tutorial on interfacing an Arduino with an LCD display, I have one more LCD-related post up my sleeve. WickedDevice, a small open source … Continue reading

Lumex LCD Display

July 15, 2011

Product Road Test: Lumex Backlit 16×2 LCD Display

This is a review of the Lumex LCR-U01602DSF/DWH 16×2 Backlit LCD Display. It was provided to me for evaluation by element14/Newark Electronics. You can purchase it or learn more here. I tested its performance by using it with an arduino … Continue reading

Lian-Li Mini Review

December 11, 2010

Lian Li PC-A05N Black Mini PC Case Review

A new review! We actually filmed this months ago, around the same time that I released the video of my new computer. But, the semester got underway, and I didn’t get a chance to edit it until now. This is … Continue reading

August 10, 2009

Kingston 128GB SSD Review

Well, solid state hard drives seem to be all the rage these days, so I figured I’d try one out in my Dell D630 Laptop. After doing some research, Kingston’s SSD Now drive series looked like the best bang for … Continue reading

June 21, 2009

Windows Home Server Review

Yeah, it’s been a while since my last product review…I ordered this fancy new Home Server to backup all the computers in my house, and figured it would be the perfect opportunity to do another product review. Naturally, my brother … Continue reading

August 2, 2008

Building my new Computer

I built my new computer this week! It’s quite nice–a quad core processor, GTX260 video card, 750i motherboard, 800W PSU, etc… I got a few nice videos out of it as well: A tutorial on applying thermal paste, a review … Continue reading