We’re Published In: Maker Pro – Are You BioCurious?

Maker Pro: Essays on Making a Living as a Maker

Maker Pro: Essays on Making a Living as a Maker

Maker Pro is out!  Eri Gentry and I wrote a chapter for Maker Pro called “Are You BioCurious?”, sharing perspectives on BioCurious, OpenPCR, and life. Other awesome contributors like bunnie Huang, Mitch Altman, and others. Also proud of my dad Theodore Jankowski for painting an illustration for the book http://jankowskiandbuck.com. And thank you to my friends who guided and reviewed my writing!

The Maker Pro book is written by 17 Makers, and you can order the Maker Pro book at Amazon now.

Are You BioCurious?

Written by Eri Gentry and Tito Jankowski

Biotech doesn’t have to be limited to labs anymore. There’s cool hardware and low cost hackerspaces springing up and being used by beginners and scientists. With this influx comes new ideas and new applications.

Read the rest of this entry

Heat sink dimensions

Getting dimensions after the fact..

So I ordered 2 heat sinks from Newegg, hoping that they will fit the 4×4 cm or 3x3cm block that we end up using. These heat sinks have an interesting approach to heat disposal, which lends itself to our desire for a horizontal fan setup.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233001 ($23)

  • This says it fits a various set of CPU sockets. Looking at the specs for the socket, they range from 3.75 cm to 4 cm, so I think we’re in good shape (I’m assuming this means that the heat sink contact surface is ~4 cm square).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103074 ($15)

  • hmm, might be cutting it close on this one. The intel sockets it’s design for are 3.75 cm square.