Friday, July 11, 2014

Frankie Flood + Blog Tour

Frankie Flood contacted me today about participating in a "blog tour" - I've never heard of this before, but apparently it is a process of linking to three blogs you follow, and asking those three bloggers to do the same. It initially reminded me of the chain-letter emails popular in the late 1990's AOL era.  Since I do follow a couple of blogs pretty religiously, and constantly find myself pointing people toward them anyway, I thought it could be fun to participate.

I dont think I'm supposed to use Frankie's blog as one of the three I'm to "tag" (I probably read his more than any other) but you can at least head there to check out his post on this blog tour.

Now, let us continue the tour.

Blog #1: Bunnie Studios

Andrew "bunnie" Huang is an American hacker, who holds a Ph.D in electrical engineering from MIT.  He blogs primarily about open source electronics and hackery, and about his own projects ranging from re-purposing SD card micro controllers, to building electrical circuits on the fly using a series of pcb stickers he designed, to his incredible open source laptop series. 

His blog also features a regular segment titled "Name that ware" where he posts ambiguous details of circuit boards and asks his readers to attempt to identify their origin.  I rarely have any idea of the pcb's identity, but it is always fun to read replies from the savvy readers who do.

Blog #2: Anna Kaziunas France

Anna Kaziunas France is the Digital Fabrication Editor of Maker Media and the Dean of Students for the Fab Academy program. She blogs about everything digital fabrication, and focuses primarily on new platforms for 3D printing, desktop CNC milling, and home-brew manufacturing.  Any time I hear about an exciting new platform for making it is usually from this blog.

Blog #3: RasterWeb!

Pete Prodoehl, who started RasterWeb in 1997, is a Milwaukee-based artist, designer, tinkerer and all-around maker.  I met Pete after his robot beat my robot in a competition last summer.  He's an active member at the Milwaukee Makerspace where he serves as communications director.  I love his blog because he posts about things that span the entire spectrum of what I'm interested in, including art, design, digital fabrication, creative coding, open source hardware and a bunch more.  He is also great about posting walk-throughs of his experiments, which makes for an amazing learning opportunity for anyone in this vocation. 

Thanks for reading, and happy touring!!

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