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Iffy Books is a new little bookstore in philly seeking to share knowledge of hacking, free culture, gardening, zines.
Today I went with my friend to set up a Wemo D1 clone with another non-techie friend and we were able to get this chip to display a website! It was my friend's first time learning html and css, and as a designer it was a lot of fun for her. I enjoyed being able to learn a new board to use with the Arduino other than the circuit playground.
The guide zine is available for free (along with the zines for all the other workshops) if you want to try as well. It's still a work in progress since today's session was also a bit of debugging, but great fun!
Iffy Books will be soon to join Mastodon too (after a little persuasion :) )
I'm also very excited to learn about efforts to implement a mesh network for Philadelphia!
There are things I see now that seem to be in the wrong sections, and this will definitely change when I introduce other books I have, but it is really good to finally see a lot of these siting next to one another instead of being shoved in drawers, closets, coffee tables, bins, etc. scattered everywhere.
Trying to organize some of my #books (this isn't all) in a way that sort of makes sense. First pic has a shelf of mostly O'Reilly/security/network books, then hippie/futurist/cybernetics/vr, then early 2000s hacking/programming/vintage unix. Second pic is hacker history/new cyberpunk diy followed by infrastructure/internet history/vintage hacker abatement. Third pic is dotcom-boom/computers are bad/how our successful 90s company started, and fiction/vintage comms and radio/electronics repair.
New blog post (as of yesterday): The Best of 2021 https://famicoman.com/2022/01/04/the-best-of-2021/
Thanks for the help all, it does seem to be some type of impact driver. Turns out it works fine, I just had to apply pressure to the shank when pulling the trigger!
Anyone know what this #tool is? Motor definitely runs but the end does spin or otherwise move at all. Seems there is a socket in there, but don't know if it is supposed to be. There is a 2-pos switch on the side and both positions run the motor, so I'm guessing some sort of impact driver?
I need to disassemble the business end to see what's going on, but I feel like by owning this I have become a minor character in a dieselpunk story.
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko