Oyvind's Maker Travels and Lifestyle

I started this blog in 2012 with the idea of being able to do what I love (electronics) while traveling.

Since then, I've traveled and lived all over the world. I've been to Mexico, Colombia, the US, Australia, China, Fiji, Germany, Singapore ++. And you can read about (or see videos) of these experiences here.

In this section, you can find articles related to my travels and the lifestyle of being a maker.


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Get sponsorship for your project

Do you have a non-profit project that you’d like to build? For example for a competition or a school project? Now you can get free printed circuit boards for your project. A printed circuit board, or a PCB, is a board specifically designed for your project. And it makes it much easier to create projects […]

How To Get A Job In Electronics

Many people ask me how to get a job in electronics. Here’s my advice: If you want a job in electronics, show them that you love electronics. I’ve previously gotten a job as a Python programming teacher without knowing Python. And I’m convinced it was because I showed them that I loved programming (which I […]

Joe Grand AKA kingpin on Electronics for Kids

Joe Grand AKA kingpin, also know from the TV show “Prototype This!” is writing the foreword for my upcoming book Electronics For Kids: Working on the foreword for @oyvdahl's most excellent Electronics for Kids book coming soon from @nostarch. What a great honor! — Joe Grand (@joegrand) March 11, 2016 It’s an honor to have […]

How to send a balloon into space?

This is a guest post from Julio Cesar Torres. He sent a balloon to space after learning about electronics! Read his captivating story below: When I was a kid, I was always eager for Sunday morning, just waiting for the time to watch Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos” on TV. Back then, my couch turned into a […]