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Let's Make It is a show that is all about making things, in particular electronic things. During this show we will be using things like Arduinos, PIC chips and Raspberry Pie's to make all kinds of electronic gadgets.
We are making these gadgets to learn how they work. Not technical, not to worry, we are going to start really simple and teach you as we go along. All it requires is a desire to want to learn some programming and electronics.
This show is hosted by Mike Myers of Genius Idea Studio. Mike has many years of designing hardware and developing software for the hardware.
If you have ever followed the Maker Community then this show is for you. Want to learn some basic programming and electronics? This is the show to get you started.

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Let's Make It is a show that is all about making things, in particular electronic things. During this show we will be using things like Arduinos, PIC chips and Raspberry Pie's to make all kinds of electronic gadgets.
We are making these gadgets to learn how they work. Not technical, not to worry, we are going to start really simple and teach you as we go along. All it requires is a desire to want to learn some programming and electronics.
This show is hosted by Mike Myers of Genius Idea Studio. Mike has many years of designing hardware and developing software for the hardware.
If you have ever followed the Maker Community then this show is for you. Want to learn some basic programming and electronics? This is the show to get you started.

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    Multirotor Motors and Learning Electronics - Tech-Zen.tv

    Multirotor Motors and Learning Electronics - Tech-Zen.tv

    This week we talk about motors for your flying multi-rotors. We also introduce our first week of Learning Electronics.

    • 42 min
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    Turn a $60 RC Radio Into A Fully Featured High End Radio - Tech-Zen.tv

    Turn a $60 RC Radio Into A Fully Featured High End Radio - Tech-Zen.tv

    This week I walk through modifying my Flysky 9X with an LCD back Light, A programmer so I can flash open source code onto it and also upgrade the RF module to a FR-Sky RF module which gets me better range, a failsafe option if I fly out of range and telemetry data back.

    The radio is available for $59 and the upgrades are about $40 total. So for $100 you get a radio that is worth $300 - $400.

    Plus, I flash the new code so you can see how much better the new code is than what came on the radio. I now have much more flexibility with the switches, the interface makes sense and so much more.

    • 47 min
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    The Math When Building A Multirotor (Quadcopter) - Tech-Zen.tv

    The Math When Building A Multirotor (Quadcopter) - Tech-Zen.tv

    This is the first week in our multi-week series on building multirotor flying things (my wife calls them toys). The math we cover in this episode is the same if you a building a quadcopter, hexacopter, octocopter and even a tricopter.

    We decided to tackle the math part first because before you buy any parts you need to know what parts and what values for those parts you need.

    So many times people skip this step and get a mashup of parts that do not work well or maybe not even work at all without smoke.

    We have seen so many people talking about the values without understanding what the values mean and spreading mis-information. We hope to clear all of that up in this episode.

    • 44 min
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    Old Project Review And Big Announcement - Tech-Zen.tv

    Old Project Review And Big Announcement - Tech-Zen.tv

    This week we take a look back at the doggie door button and show you the finished project working and talk about where we are going to take it.

    We also have an announcement for the upcoming new season of Let's Make It.

    • 20 min
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    A deep dive into the Intel Galileo - Tech-Zen.tv

    A deep dive into the Intel Galileo - Tech-Zen.tv

    This week we take a deep dive into the Intel Galileo that can run Arduino code. The Intel Galileo runs a small unix operating system and runs the Arduino code in emulation. This makes for some really neat integration between Arduino and a unix based operating system.

    We go through all of the ins and outs to get you started quickly with this board.

    • 36 min
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    All About The Stinkin LCDs - Tech-Zen.tv

    All About The Stinkin LCDs - Tech-Zen.tv

    One of the most frequent questions we get is about getting a serial LCD to work with an Arduino. This week, we are going to take a look at a typical LCD, the backpack that is added to them to make them serial and then the most common problem people have with getting them to work.

    We will also take a look at a 7 inch touchscreen running on an UUDO that is running android.

    • 29 min

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