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TechShop Raleigh-Durham is closing, effective Saturday, April 20, 2013. In an email to MAKE, Dan Woods, chief operating officer and VP of business development at TechShop, said "In the final analysis, it is obvious that the location is not convenient enough to the vast majority of the maker community in the Raleigh-Durham market."
NYC Resistor member Chris Fenton is working on a 3D-printable, mechanical computer. Latest step? This sweet stepping mechanism. My efforts have slowly been converging on a workable design for a 3D-printable, all-mechanical computer (with an emphasis on the word *slowly*). Inspired by this recent post I saw floating around the [...]
MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.
Maker Faire: Kansas City is set for June 29-30 and the call for makers is open NOW. Makers, artists, and all-around tinkerers--please click here to fill out an application to show your stuff. The deadline is May 24. Exhibits and presentations at this year's fair will include rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, arts and crafts, bikes, electronics, urban farming, alternative energy vehicles, fire arts, live musuc, Arduino, and much more.
Iain Sharp found this sweet PT-82 at a thrift store and added his LushOne modular synth kit to add a filter, LFO, and ring modulator. Now, could we get this in a keytar format? Filed under: Electronics, Music
A picture tour of Cleveland, Ohio's first mini Maker Faire, which took place on Saturday April 13th at the main branch of that great city's public library system. Projects were spread out over six floors.
In response to our Your Favorite Tools post from two weeks ago, German Oliver Heinisch sent in some snaps of a cheap, clever bench-top clamp arrangement he put together from pickup materials. Ingenious! Thanks, Oliver!
PG52′s Lego Spirograph (website is in French) sports four speeds for the board rotation and four for the arms. I love the complicated gearbox that enables the whole operation to run off of a single motor. Filed under: Art & Design, Fun & Games
New Mexico-based artist and roboticist Christian Ristow has been dropping jaws with his creations at Maker Faire Bay Area since 2008 and has been a maker all his life. Growing up in the Bay Area in the 70s and 80s, he was inspired by the “robot-combat-as-performance-art, primarily perpetrated by the [...]
San Francisco's landmark museum of science, art, and human perceptions re-opens its doors this week at a new, spectacular location on the downtown waterfront. Tim Hunkin's new clock steals the show, but the new ginormous parabolic mirror is a close second. Sushi and cocktail bar a close third!
Brooklyn based artist Kevin Cyr seems to be thinking fairly deeply about commercial vehicles, and vehicles as housing. But he doesn't just draw them, he also builds them. He built a "sculptural piece" that any maker would be proud to have built, it's an RV mounted on a bike frame; it's a Camper Bike.
The ArduinoDroid app which was released on Friday onto the Google Play store allows you to develop, compile and upload¹ sketches to your Arduino board directly from your Android phone or tablet.
It's good to know there's room in the world for two blogs devoted to the myriad of really cool things that you can make using or illustrating the wonders of mathematics. Everyone who reads and likes Math Mondays should know about the occasional series Math Craft. I thought I'd devote today's column to highlighting three relatively recent great projects detailed on Math Craft.
What if you need a 10-ohm resistor? No, not 9.92 ohms, but precisely ten? Gareth of Let’s Make Robots shows how simply filing a little bit away from the resistor’s casing increases its resistance. Now, what would you do if the measured value was 10.02 ohms? Filed under: Electronics
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Today is the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day. More than 27,000 people entered the race. The Boston Marathon is the nation's first and most prestigious marathon, but now there are over 3,000 such marathons world wide. There are more people running marathons today than ever before. I've been studying the marathon, exploring possible parallels to the growing maker movement. While not everybody will be a marathoner or a maker, more and more people are choosing to do something that is not easy to do, and finding it a rewarding personal accomplishment.
The Monday Jolt is a new column about microcontrollers and electronics that appears in MAKE every Monday morning. This post was written by Roger Meike and appeared on the Digital Dinner on October 24th 2012. It is reposted here on the MAKE site with permission. We like to build stuff here at Digital Diner. [...]
Take a look at the forty-seven projects competing in the first ever Raspberry Pi Design Contest. Projects were entered into one of four categories, and are now competing for over $3,500 in prizes provided by MCM Electronics.
This week in the MAKE Flickr pool we saw...
German artist Tilman Singer brings pro skateboarders into a tiny paper world where they kickflip monster books and railslide paper clips in his imaginative video titled Skateboardanimation. Using paper cutouts of the skaters from magazines and environments he created from paper, twigs, wire, and foliage, he undoubtedly spent countless hours [...]