Maker Faire Projects from the Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio Booth   Leave a comment

Announcing San Diego Mini Maker Faire 2013 - Visit the Maker Booth called "Not Your Grandpa's Ham Radio"

Announcing San Diego Mini Maker Faire 2013 – Visit the Maker Booth called “Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio”

Here’s a quick overview of Maker Faire projects from past “Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio” exhibits. . .

The KH6WZ 10 GHz transmitter-receiver unit on display at the Orange County Mini Maker Faire  on the UCI campus

The KH6WZ 10 GHz (X-band) transmitter-receiver unit on display at the Orange County Mini Maker Faire on the UCI campus

A vintage Helium-Neon (HeNe) laser communicator by Dennis W6DQ

A vintage Helium-Neon (HeNe) laser communicator by Dennis W6DQ – from the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire

An audio frequency test station with an oscilloscope, signal generator and audio amplifier. A microphone inserted into the amplifier input became a popular function for kids and adults - Speak into the microphone and see what you sound like!

An audio frequency test station with an oscilloscope, signal generator and audio amplifier. A microphone inserted into the amplifier input became a popular function for kids and adults – Speak into the microphone and see what you sound like!

KH6WZ-5 APRS beacon - active and sending position data at the 2013 OC Mini Maker Faire at UCI. The beacon message included the Faire's URL.

KH6WZ-5 APRS beacon – active and sending position data at the 2013 OC Mini Maker Faire at UCI. The beacon message included the Faire’s URL.

Maker Faire 2012-1 030

Morse Code reader/sender with wireless keyboard and radio interface by Brian W6BY. This setup uses Ham Stack modules available from Sierra Radio

"Space Ball" azimuth-elevation antenna positioner, with wireless remote control and iPhone interface, by Brian W6BY

“Space Ball” azimuth-elevation antenna positioner, with wireless remote control and iPhone interface, by Brian W6BY

 

 

KH6WZ APRS beacon sending out the Discovery Science Center location

KH6WZ APRS beacon sending out the Discovery Science Center location

 

2012 Bay Area Maker Faire - Left to Right:

Not Your Grandpa’s Ham Radio 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire team – Left to Right: Brian W6BY, Dennis W6DQ, Wayne KH6WZ, Tony KC6QHP, and Mike Lavelle K6ML

Jeri Ellsworth - aka Circuit Girl - at the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire. She's playing her 8-bit bass key-tar.

Jeri Ellsworth – aka Circuit Girl – at the 2012 Bay Area Maker Faire. She’s playing her 8-bit bass key-tar.

 

More projects coming soon, so stay tuned!

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