Fox 45 News at Electronica Fest

This was a very cool experience for us. We were asked by Gary Mauler to appear on the Fox 45 morning news to promote Electronica Fest. We showed up at the National Electronic Museum at 5:30am to prepare for our 6:10am, 7:10am, and 8:10am live coverage. Unfortunately the segments were very short so we did not get to explain our own projects. However, our Cornstarch Monster project stole the show. See for yourself.


Well met traveller! I am but a simply bard wandering from shire to shire singing tales of glories long past! Be merry friend for this is the heralded meadowlands of the great TGIMBOEJ! What? You know not of The TGIMBOEJ? Then I have much to tell you! You see The TGIMBOEJ initially appears to be a small unassuming cardboard box.  However when opened it’s true nature is revealed, the box contains a large assortment of random electronic components as well as two page document! No ordinary scroll this,  for on this hallowed document  simple directions on how to use the TGIMBOEJ along with a table of previous TGIMBOEJ users are written. The weilder is directed, compelled even, to take out small parts and replace them with various parts of his/her own then send the box to the next person on the list! Currently the TGIMBOEJ is in the caring hands of the Harford Hackerspace,  it being bestowed upon them not too long ago.

Rumor says that they have selected several motors and several pumps as well as a USB barcode reader from TGIMBOEJ! Wise choices! What will they replace them with you ask? Such knowledge is known only to the next worthy possessor of the mighty TGIMBOEJ! Perhaps it will be you traveller…

Netduino Class Wrap-Up

We would like to thank all of the participants who came out and made the Netduino Class a huge success. This was the first class we hosted and we received excellent reviews from the class survey. Here is what some our participants said:

“It was fun. There was enough equipment and it was all in good condition and 
well organized.”

“It was groundbreaking! Netduino is “three weeks old” (or out on the market at least.) 
and we got a chance to talk to the “creator” of the product. What’s not to like.”

Enjoy the video montage!