Wednesday, 31 January 2018

This Fancy Transforming Arcade Cabinet Uses Steam Link

David Rickman wanted to make an arcade machine, but instead of just making another Raspberry Pi system, he used a steam link.

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Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Repairing Cheap Furniture With Simple Tools

you don't always need fancy tools

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Construct Cloud’s Buster Sword from Final Fantasy VII

Construct a detailed replica of Cloud and Zack's Buster Sword. It's lightweight too, making it perfect for walking around while in cosplay.

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Revisiting Foxhole Radios with a 3D Printer

Sage Hansen was inspired by early foxhole radios, but wanted to update it so that he could 3D print the frame.

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Monday, 29 January 2018

3D Printed C02-Powered Rockets

Building a C02-powered PVC launcher for firing off 3D printed rockets.

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Three Teens Combined Their Passion for Tech with Their Love for Fashion

These girls combined their passions for tech and fashion to create three projects: a light-up dress, interactive jewelry, and a LED umbrella.

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Maker Pro News: Football Maker Pros, Nintendo Explores Papercraft, and More

This week, read up on how maker pros are affecting the American football industry, Nintendo is exploring papercraft projects, and more.

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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Friday, 26 January 2018

Tips of the Week: Lego Mold Boxes, Know Your Screws, and Yet More Glue Tips and Tricks

Another week of diverse and delicious tips for drilling, gluing, fastening, and more.

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DIY Neural Networks Let You Watch Nic Cage Play James Bond

The output isn't perfectly seamless yet, but is surprising in how effective it is for just one person to merge faces on video at home.

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Use Twitch to Transform a CNC Machine Into a Pick and Place Machine

Dan Royer wanted to transform his CNC machine into a pick and place robot that can solve puzzles on its own, so he turned to Twitch.

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The Metamorphosis Transformative Portal Morphs Two People Into One

This interactive installation spins together two individuals' reflections to create the illusion that both people are morphing into one.

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Thursday, 25 January 2018

Learning Knife Sharpening

Alex, the French Cooking Guy, takes a stab (sorry) at understanding knife sharpening basics.

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Build a Ballistic Parachute Recovery System for Your Drone

This drone ballistic parachute recovery system, based on an Arduino microcontroller, uses sensors to determine GPS coordinates.

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Take Control of Kerbal With This Custom Console

Hugo Peeters made a custom console, dubbed KerbalController, for controlling his ships in the Kerbal Space Program.

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Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Sous Geek: New Humble Bundle Deal

Cooking for geeks has never been a better deal

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This Massive Lego Crane Fills an Entire Living Room

Dawid Szmandra has turned his living room into a construction site with an immaculate Lego reproduction of a crane.

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Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Etching Brass Plaques

Experimenting with three different methods for making your own custom brass plaques.

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Get Those Memory Cards On Display With This Simple Dinosaur Project

Keith Decent used a hand saw to carve this cute little dinosaur that can hold memory cards. It's a simple, yet effective, project.

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Edible Innovations: Growing Mushrooms from Coffee Grounds and Making them into Burgers

Funghi Espresso teaches others how to quickly grow mushrooms from coffee grounds, and form burgers from said mushrooms.

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Monday, 22 January 2018

Making Custom Lapel Pins on a Milling Machine

Using an Othermill to create your own custom pins.

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Keep Everyone’s Backpacks Off the Floor with this Sturdy Hanger

Tired of picking your kid's backpack off the floor? Design a nifty hanger to keep everyone's bags organized.

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Maker Pro News: Lessons From CES, Speech Recognition for Kids, and the Humble Mastermind of Roku

Learn some lessons from the makers of CES, check out this speech recognition for kids, and catch up on new food maker frontiers.

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Friday, 19 January 2018

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Make Your Own Dremel Tool Sanding Drums

A quick and easy way to make your own rotary tool sanding drums.

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ArcAttack Helps You Add Music To Your Projects With StringTheory

No need to become a musical expert, ArcAttack has your back. By using StringTheory, you can create music for any project you might have.

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Nintendo announces Labo: A Cardboard Creator Kit for Kids

This cardboard kit for makers works with the Switch to empower users to create interactive hardware and games.

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Edible Innovations: Nima Sensors Increase Transparency at the Dinner Table

Nima sensors help those who struggle with various food allergies and sensitivities and are tired of always wondering if food is safe to eat.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Check Out This Sneaky Railway Smuggler Tram

This goes without saying, but don't build one of these.

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Maker Faire Bangkok Celebrates with Huge Electric Parade

The sprawling metropolis of Bangkok is brimming with creativity, ingenuity, and a growing maker community.

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Digital Sand is a Mesmerizing Display of Physics and LEDs

These DIY physics toys allow you to play with digital LED sand. They're fun and easy to make, and mesmerizing to watch.

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Papier Macine Launches Beautiful Educational Kickstarter

Papier Machine, a playful look at electronics through paper experiments, just launched their own Kickstarter.

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Monday, 15 January 2018

Claude Paillard, Virtuosic YouTube Maker OG

Looking back at one of the earliest YouTube makers who influenced a genre.

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This Clever Secret Hiding Spot Looks Like an Antique Bookshelf

Everybody loves secret stashes and hidey-holes. Keith Decent has an interesting new take on the old secret bookshelf stash.

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Laser Cut and Color Some Soft Simple Animals

Da-eun Jun uses laser cutting to carve bendable animal shapes out of white foam before coloring them with unique designs.

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Sunday, 14 January 2018

This Week in Making: Build Your Own Speakers, Construct a Lightsaber, and More

This week, 3D print your own speaker system, build a device that will allow you to open your door with your hand, or construct a lightsaber.

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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Weekend Watch: Charlie the Maker

A young UK YouTuber documents his building projects and what he's learning through making.

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Friday, 12 January 2018

Lulzbot Pulls Back The Curtain At CES And Launches A New Extruder

Lulzbot is building 3D printers at CES and you could win one.

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Tips of the Week: More Great Glue Hacks, Jigsaw Cutting, and Wading Out of Your Depth

Creative advice from David Bowie and another emergent theme this week: glue.

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XYZ Brings Scanning To Their Full Color Printer

XYZ is showing off the newest version of their Da Vinci 3D printer at CES featuring full color printing along with 3D scanning capability.

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Want To Create a Budget-Friendly Makerspace in the New Year? Think, Plan, and Organize.

When planning to create your first makerspace, it's important to remember your budget and plan accordingly. These tips should help.

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Thursday, 11 January 2018

Announcing Make Vol. 61: Spotlight Shenzhen

We head into 2018 with a great new issue of Make: magazine.

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This Retro Game Console is Encased in a Cement Thwomp

This retro video game console was encased in actual cement. The cement is styled as a Thwomp from Super Mario.

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Edible Innovations: Mixartista is a Robotic Bartender Designed for Luxury

Dante D. Cruz founded Mixartista to prototype and produce a cool, luxurious robotic bartender that would make perfect cocktails.

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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Easing into Fusion 360 CAM with Evan & Katelyn

Autodesk's Fusion 360 software is pretty complicated, but these two YouTubers have made a video that should assist any novice maker.

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