On Weirdness and Hardware Communities
Weirdness is beautiful.
Here are some of my favorite weird-ass projects on Hackster.
Later in the video, we also go into the theory of building a community of weirdos, and how to coexist peacefully, constructively, and delightfully.
First, our list of weird and awesome projects on Hackster:
Hardware projects in 'Weird, Wonderful, WTF'
Not your standard baby monitor. Explore 31 hardware projects in 'Weird, Wonderful, WTF'.
Featuring… a magnetic zipper monitor!
About this project Avoid one of the most embarrassing moments ever! Project info × 1 × 1 × 1 × 1 × 1 × 1 What is Zipper…
A creepy animatronic Sauron!
How to build Sauron The Lord Of The Robots
In this project we will build a human size semi-humanoid robot looks like Sauron :) The robot has two 3 DOF arms and a…
A floating, talking, disquieting virtual head!
Augmented Reality Animatronic Box Head
Things used in this project Combining the power of Littlebits with Augmented Reality, this project creates a head…
A robot that’s designed to go up and down a single set of stairs, forever!
Stair Climbing Robot
These instructions will show you how to make a very basic stair climbing robot. This is Stair Bear which we (my kids…
A cake that screams!!!
× 1 × 1 Hand tools and fabrication machines: The most recent cake I hacked was for the University of Colorado Boulder's…
Robotics, taxidermy, and 3D printing all in one glorious project!
Animatronic 3D printed Bird
The Mechanical Bird Armature is designed to have the ability to fit the profile of many small birds, ranging from…
We segue into this article about supportive critique and communication, featuring two very different skills developed at hackerspaces.
5 Rules for 3D-Printing a Community
Last October, I was printing some parts for our DIY hardware meetup in San Francisco.
And how these values are laid out in our Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct
Hackster is a community dedicated to learning hardware, from beginner to pro. Share your projects and learn from other…
Why does it matter whether we support one another’s weirdnesses? We delved into this a bit in our interview with Mitch, some months ago. It’s always worth revisiting what he has to say. In particular, we talked about the fact that many nerds and makers have felt alienated by their interests, or otherwise struggled socially. Now that we have a strong and growing community, we must foster it with compassion.
Thanks for reading.