Tuesday, 23 January 2018

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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Emulate an Apple 1 Computer with this Pocket-Sized Device

The Espple Project allows you to carry and control an Apple 1 computer from your pocket. Pretty incredible huh?

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Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Talking Tips and Tools on the Cool Tools Podcast

I was a guest on Kevin Kelly and Mark Frauenfelder's Cool Tools podcast.

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6 DIY Ways to Create Your Own Porg Infestation

Porgs have already infested the Star Wars universe. You might as well build a few yourself and let them invade the rest of your life.

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Edible Innovations: These Dresses are Made from Kombucha

Sacha Laurin makes jewelry and clothing out of SCOBY, the rubbery byproduct from making kombucha, a fermented tea.

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Monday, 8 January 2018

CES 2018 Updates and Hot Takes

The Make: staff chimes in on the stories and trends emerging from CES 2018.

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3D Printing a Repair Gear for a Salad Spinner

Experimenting with designing and printing repair parts using a 3D printer.

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Get Magnetic With Your Poster Display

This magnetic poster display is both portable enough to carry around and rugged enough to stay up after it's set up.

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Maker Pro News: A High School Maker Pro, Tanzanian Innovation, and More

Learn how to launch a maker pro business in high school and how a Tanzanian makerspace gave people the power to solve problems.

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Sunday, 7 January 2018

This Week in Making: 3D Print with Alexa, Touch-A-Sketch, and More

This week, check out Alexa using a 3D printer, an Etch a Sketch getting a makeover, and a random number generator using lava lamps.

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Friday, 5 January 2018

Tips of the Week: Cheap Stripper, DIY Cutting Oil, and a Soap Finish

This week's emergent theme: brewing your own solvents, oils, and finishes.

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This Musical Instrument Glows with All the Colors of the Rainbow

The LED Eclipse is a musical instrument that can be programed to glow when played. You can play games on it too!

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This Miniature Fireworks Stand Goes Out with a Bang

Despite their size, these tiny fireworks actually work! They may require a tweezer to put together, but they still go up with a bang.

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Thursday, 4 January 2018

Making a Kitchen Knife Cabinet from Picture Frames

Alex, of French Guy Cooking, turns two Ikea picture frames into a knife storage rack.

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Edible Innovations: Print Your Own Breakfast with PancakeBot

Miguel Valenzuela's PancakeBot is a Lego-based creation that prints pancakes in whatever design you program.

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This 3D Printed Adapter Makes Nintendo’s Switch Controllers More Accessible

Players with a motion disability can struggle to use Nintendo Switch's Joy-Cons. This 3D printed adaptor makes the controller more accessible.

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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Build a Retro Arcade Game from a Raspberry Pi and an Ikea Table

Build a retro arcade table out of an Ikea table and a RBpi.

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This Lego X-Wing Automatically Responds to Your Movements

After building your Star Wars X-Wing Lego set, add some circuits so that it moves, lights up, and makes noises when people approach.

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Build a Minecraft Themed Computer Desk

Give your gaming space some added flair by building a Minecraft themed computer desk that is composed of dirt blocks and a diamond sword.

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Monday, 1 January 2018

Open World: Twende Community Tech in Arusha, Tanzania

Their mission is to empower people to become creative problem solvers who create technology solutions for community challenges

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