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DIY Astro Ice Cream

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Steve D

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Steve consists of approximately 60% water and 40% organic molecules, arranged in a configuration that is, among over things, capable of describing itself in this manner.


  1. February 6, 2012 at 10:19 am

    FWIW, I see a flounder in a particle detector.

  2. February 6, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    I’m going to pass on the freeze-drying video to our ice cream maker!

  3. February 6, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Are we going to start seeing freeze-dried sundaes at the shop? 🙂

  4. February 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    That test tube chandelier is gorgeous, and if I knew how to do the electronics stuff, I would make the gauntlet so badass!

  5. February 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Probably not anytime soon. We’re going for a 1930s/40s vibe, including recipes, and freeze-dried ice cream is a few decades beyond that. However, our ice cream guy is a total science nerd, and we’re doing a couple avant-garde things at the soda fountain, so who knows?

  6. February 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    @Madfishmonger – I sat in on an e-textile demo Dia did at Dragon*Con last year. Pretty cool. Entire electronics projects without a single solder joint – which tends to be the biggest barrier for most people getting into electronics. I think SparkFun has a couple e-textile starter kits. Might be worth looking at.

  7. February 6, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    @Madfishmonger – Steve is totally right. This stuff is REALLY entry-level, and the tutorial goes really slowly, step by step. I really tried to lay everything out so that someone who didn’t know ANYTHING about electronics would be able to follow the steps and make the bracer. If you don’t feel up to starting there, we do have a couple of cool kits (search for e-sewing or techstyles on, but really, if you run into a step on the bracer tutorial that you DON’T feel like you understand or can follow along with, you should just email me at Dia [at] sparkfun [dot] com, and I’ll explain the missing link to you AND update the tutorial for everyone else! <3

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