Category Archives: DIY/Maker culture

New Desk

I just finished my new standing desk. I have one at work that I made last year, but I needed one for home as well. It turns out sitting is not my favoritest thing, especially after the September events last … Continue reading

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Stirling Engines

I am getting a little obsessed with Stirling engines. This all started when R and I were playing around with generating power from temperature differentials using Peltiers. (Peltiers are solid state devices that can either create temperature differences from electrical … Continue reading

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Innovation and DIY

For the past couple years I’ve been fixated on how to bring the DIY/Maker ethos into academia. I don’t especially want to *study* this idea. I just want to do it. A terrific group of students signed up to explore … Continue reading

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Low cost ultrasound technology

About a year ago I got an email from a colleague in radiology about a project he was beginning that was designed to trained midwives in Uganda to use ultrasound to try to reduce maternal mortality. The premise of his … Continue reading

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