Friday, December 18, 2015

Five Below Greentech electronics toy

Five Below is a store where all goods are $5 or less.  This toy

is $5 but you have to buy two AA batteries.  I bought one to look inside and here is what I found.


Nice little gizmo for $5 but would be more of an educational toy if there was an explanation of the circuit.
At least the kit is a starting point for an inquisitive child.

Arduino 101

This is the official successor to the Arduino Uno, the Arduino 101.  Here's the story on the official arduino site.  I assume that eventually it will be available in stores like SparkFun, MicroCenter and Adafruit.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Possible successor to the Arduino Uno

SAMD21 Dev Board  This board by SparkFun sounds like it could be a replacement for the Arduino Uno, low power but more powerful.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Changing Direction, working with an Arduino

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with dolls these past years, but now I feel ready for a change.  I bought an arduino and a little kit to play with electronics.  Here's a photo I took at an exhibit at the Italian Cultural Institute in Manhattan.  My arduino arrived the same day.

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Dolls


Witch pattern by Cyndy Sieving
Bat Woman adapted from a pattern by Laura Lunsford in the June 2015 issue of Soft Dolls & Animals


Halloween Fadora from a pattern by elinor peace bailey, Prim Witch, face and arms from an old linen napkin


Monday, May 25, 2015

Ms. Froggette

Miss Lillian Froggett, pattern by Cyndy Sieving
Soft Dolls & Animals June/July 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Adriana's Gift

My niece Adriana sent me this lovely doll.  On the base it says "Pat Sivec, '94".  Adriana has had it and treasured it for years and now she has given her to me, her loving Aunt.  Thanks so much.

Saturday, January 17, 2015