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San Jose, Calif.-based maker Rick Schertle is a father, middle school teacher, coordinator and mentor at his local Young Makers program, and an all-around swell guy. Rick’s enthusiasm for making is contagious. He loves things that fly, and he loves to share what he knows. On the pages of MAKE, [...]
Are you a hackerspace member? We want to know about cool projects you are working on, or have completed, tools you’re using, fun stories about your space and its members, best practices you’d like to share with other spaces, etc. Say you build a new CNC mill–we want to hear [...]
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Fran Blanche is a self-described "corset maker, pedal designer, engineer, artist, musician, occasional radio DJ, subpar singer, and full time goofball" from Philadelphia who has, at least in the not-too-distant past, run a bespoke guitar FX business called Frantone. So much win.
3D printing service provider Sculpteo and game developer Infinite Dreams today announced a partnership that will allow users to turn digitally rendered pots into the real thing. Infinite Dreams' popular "Let's Create! Pottery" app lets users shape, fire, and paint a piece of pottery in a virtual environment. The new relationship with Sculpteo brings the experience into the physical world by allowing users to purchase full color, printed versions of their pottery directly from the app.
I'm writing a series of posts aimed at folks looking forward to their first experience at the upcoming Maker Faire Bay Area (May 18-19 in San Mateo, Calif.). I'd like to help out by answering your questions directly, documenting some of my own experiences as an exhibitor at Maker Faire, and interviewing folks at MAKE for advice on enjoying the fair.
Check out Becky's latest wearables project over at adafruit. With special guest appearance by Collin Cunningham.
Whistler, B.C.-based Switchback Entertainment is always pushing the envelope in their production of rad ski videos they’ve been making for Salomon. Last year, I blogged their video featuring Tron-style EL-wire-embellished skiers ripping it up in the moonlight. Their newest video mixes fire and ice, creating the illusion of skiers slashing [...]
Keith Levy of New Zealand whipped up this neat little rocket stove out of two small cans cut and fit together inside of a larger can. He says, "If I don't get back to basics at least once a day, then it hasn't been a good day."
Phoenix's HeatSynch Labs will host HackPHX Arduino, an all-day and all-night Arduino hackathon tomorrow, March 2, from 10am-10:15pm. Here's how it will go down: In a ode to Iron Chef, 50 participants will be split into 10 teams for 12 hours to create something awesome from an Arduino, a "secret ingredient," and the hackerspace's resources. The teams will compete for more than $4,000 in prizes and giveaways. Expect music, robots, interactive light, wearable electronics, and more. Tickets are sold out but the the event will be live streamed
MAKE's next issue is about to head to the printer and will hit newsstands April 23. In it, we'll feature the "water-to-wine cooler" project, a device created by drink makers Robert Kaye and Pierre Michael of Party Robotics that seems to turn water into wine. Apparently fascinated by fluid dynamics and automatic alcoholic beverages, the duo has now launched a campaign for Bartendro on Kickstarter. Bartendro uses peristaltic pumps and CNC milled parts that they say precisely dispenses cocktail and after cocktail within one mililiter of accuracy
I love this secret room — not only is it a nice build out of hardware store parts, but you open it by pulling on a book. Well, yeah! [via Hacked Gadgets] Filed under: Home, Woodworking
Big Dog's learned how to throw cinder blocks. While this could make for a fun game of catch, I think this would be pretty useful if you needed to move some supplies to the top of a hill or building quickly.
I had twenty-four kids to walk through a detailed robot kit build. I thought we'd get through the physical build in one or two classes, and have two classes to play with the circuit and make the robot do different things. Boy, did I mis-judge things. By the end of the first class, we had barely managed to finish the first two steps of the build. I went home and collapsed for a bit. I was exhausted and not a little bit panicked.
Eli Stonberg and Jeff Greco are Fourclops, an interactive video directorial team. Their video for Au Revoir Simone's "Knight of Wands" was nominated for "Most Innovative Music Video" in the MTV O Music Awards. Their work has been featured on the Creators Project, the Los Angeles Times, ESPN TV, and Mashable and clients include Coca Cola, Blu Dot, Smirnoff, Passion Pit, and Tune Yards. It's inspiring to know that they created some of their special effects with simple household items like milk, food coloring, steel wool, and Alka-Seltzer. Anyone can do them.
Bob Knetzger has been a toy designer for over 30 years, and has created hundreds of toys and games for companies like Mattel, Hasbro, Simon and Schuster, CBS, Quaker Oats, Funrise, Spinmaster, and more. He’s designed and invented everything from cereal box toys to educational software. His creations have been [...]
Check out Matt Stultz' experiments with HIPS (High Impact Poly Styrene), which can be printed along with ABS and dissolved away with Limonene, letting you make complicated models and parts.
In Soviet Russia you don't tell time. Time is told to you with a vacuum tube! Relive the Cold War (at least the neat tech part of it) with Adafuit's Ice Tube Clock Kit. It's this week's Deal of the Week in the Maker Shed so don't miss out!
What happens when a few of the engineers at Lynx Laboratories decide to enter a statewide hackathan and make a real-time, interactive music visualizer with our device? Well, we pumped up the Daft Punk, invited some friends over, and ended up with a pretty trippy video.
It's still only February, but here at MAKE HQ if feels like spring has sprung. The days are warmer, flowers are blooming, and everything feels new again. Inside the office, there's a feeling of newness, too. We're launching a resign of our website. We've debuted several new web features. We're about to send off our newest issue of the magazine to the printer. The lab is building new projects. Maker Faire Bay Area is but a few months away. With that in mind, a gaggle of MAKE editors and engineers will gather today for our monthly editors' hangout to talk about some of these new initiatives. Join us.