Author Archives: Christin

About Christin

I build robots as a hobby and I work with software as my career. Last year I mentored a FIRST Robotics team, Team XBot. I worked at Microsoft for 11 years in such roles as developer tech support, Developer Evangelist, and Program Manager in Visual Studio.

My inner child is a delinquent at Black Rock Elementary

Looking for some cool gifts to hand out at Burning Man?  I ordered 200 of these and would like to share the bulk discount with y’all.  You can buy 5, 10, 20, or more.  I’m not selling single stickers because … Continue reading

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How to Build an Evaporative Cooler

How to build a low-cost 12 volt evaporative cooler.  My husband and I built two swamp coolers that we use to air condition our tent when we camp in hot, dry weather at Burning Man.  These compact units blow cool … Continue reading

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New Maker Lab, Plasma Speaker kits, LED Umbrella

I attended the Emerald City Makers meetup, which was hosted at Student RND in Bellevue. Both groups are dedicated to helping people make stuff and share their knowledge and skills with others. Continue reading

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Seattle Maker Faire meeting with Dale Dougherty

“Maker Faire is about bringing community together. It’s a ‘fair’ because it’s supposed to be FUN!” – Dale Dougherty Continue reading

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Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012

Planning is underway to produce Seattle Mini Maker Faire 2012.  In recent weeks I’ve attended Kitsap Mini Maker Faire and Vancouver Mini Maker Faire.  We are following the expert advice from Maker Faire producers and Ignition Nortwest event producers.  In … Continue reading

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Recombobulation Station

The Milwaukee airport has a “Recombobulation” area just past the security zone, where passengers can put their shoes back on, repack their bags after x-ray, and generally recombobulate all their discombobulated baubles. The word is so much fun and the idea so universal, … Continue reading

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Robot Art: Glitch Machine

Almost as much fun as building real robots, is drawing robots.  Designing robots is so much fun!  When I mentored a FIRST Technology Challenge team last year, we needed a mascot for our bot and a nice t-shirt design.  The … Continue reading

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