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The first ever Raspberry Pi Design Contest is challenging makers to build something novel that includes the Pi single-board computer. And one lucky maker will win a Printrbot Jr. 3D printer for their build!
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Chris Connors is a master of low-tech making, and he’s built this “poor maker’s Eggbot” — an EggLathe. This EggLathe was built of laser cut corrugated plastic, and is an early iteration of the design. The first parts were cut of cardboard, but future parts should be cut from either [...]
We have a tradition here at MAKE of celebrating the arrival of Spring (and Easter Sunday) with a survey of the latest and greatest in Peeps use (and abuse). People seem more interested in doing silly and bizarre things with Marshmallow Peeps than eating them. Part of what I wrote [...]
Still looking for that diabolical prank for April Fools’ Day? Maybe these cool tricks will inspire you. If you want to learn more, reference the following links: Misbehaving Shadow HP Printer Hack Chia Keyboard Critical Error Miniature Beeping Circuit Prank Shake-Activated Present Prank Magnetic Sonic Cube Landmine Hack a Constuction [...]
Sci-fi fans have grown up dreaming of stepping into a virtual world that’s indistinguishable (in sensual terms) from this one. Just load up a program and you’re in different a time, or another world. As technology has advanced, we’ve seen virtual worlds and characters become increasingly realistic, but we’ve only [...]
Brought to you by Team Instructables is the hilariously clever Romance Pants project. The zipper being pulled down triggers the room lights dimming and the stereo volume going up. When the waist button is undone, the candles automatically light.
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Minneapolis lost a great maker’s resource yesterday when The Mill‘s Brian Boyle announced its closure: Since opening February 1, 2012, The Mill has been host to 90 members and 306 participants in classes ranging from soap making and sewing to Arduino microcontrollers and build your own 3D printer. Amazingly talented [...]
Our first session of the Maker Scouts Los Angeles featured sneak peeks at different making materials to show young children what some possibilities are. We have many scouts who have not had any real hands on project-making before and it was very important for us to show them how capable they could be.
We all know about the Call for Makers by now: makers across Europe are invited to present their projects and ideas by June 2, 2013, to take part for free at Rome’s Maker Faire. But very few of us know the story behind the photo used for the call – the one with the hand holding the giant magnet that is attracting a whole swarm of objects.
The technology behind lead-acid batteries has been largely unchanged for the last hundred years, and the batteries themselves are so pervasive because they're easy and inexpensive to manufacture. Author T.J. Lindsay sifted through reams of ancient publications and distilled them into a practical 48 page manual for folks looking to use these batteries as an alternative energy source.
Makerspaces are becoming more and more popular. If you are not familiar, a makerspace or hackerspace is a place for people to gather and make stuff. Each is pretty much unique, but they all share a sense of community and a joy for making things and sharing knowledge. However, even if you are lucky enough to live close to one, it may not be particularly kid-friendly. So, where should you take your young makers when they want a place to turn their ideas into reality with their own hands? That's an excellent question. So I did some research and here are five great places you can go with you kids to make things.
Dave Bryan added a Raspberry Pi and a couple of continuous-rotation servos to a commercial cat feeder to make it dispense automatically: Back in February I started teaching my Raspberry Pi 101 class at The Hack Factory. After the first class I think I had Pi on the brain, I [...]
Calling all Makers! Less than two weeks remain to enter the Road to Maker Faire Challenge, and win $2,500 to bring you and your project to Maker Faire Bay Area in May.
Do you have a need for speed? At this year's Maker Faire, there are two ways for you to test your vehicle building and racing chops. Both the Fun Bike Unicorn Club and the Power Racing Series challenge teams to build unique, DIY vehicles and bring them to Maker Faire for a series of friendly competitions.
Georgia Tech's Invention Studio makerspace and maker club just might democratize the practice of engineering.
Imagine being about to 3D print customized characters, enemies, and props from your favorite computer games. That's the idea behind Sandboxr.
Last year at Maker Faire Bay Area, the first ever Death Defying Figure 8 Pedal Car Races were hosted by the fine folks of the Fun Bike Unicorn Club (FBUC). The idea is to build a four-wheeled pedel-powered racer inspired by the cyclekarts of the early 1900s and hit the [...]
How much would you pay for a handmade keyboard like this?