Building with Papercrete at the Good Life Lab

A few years ago, makers Wendy Tremayne and Mikey Sklar made the decision to leave their high pressure jobs and life in New York City and move to rural New Mexico, “where they made, built, invented, foraged, and grew all they needed to live self-sufficiently, discovering a new sense of value and abundance in the […]

Jane ni Dhulchaointigh: Where Sugru Comes From

Sugru, the self-setting rubber that can be used to hack, mod or fix almost anything, can be found in many a maker’s toolbox. Jane ni Dhulchaointigh, who invented it, is well-known to makers in the UK and further afield. The story she tells of Sugru’s development over the last 10 years is an inspiring one […]

Rockets, Flames, and fun: MAKE’s International Maker Meetup Aug. 1

MAKE Volume 35 is on newsstands and is loaded with fun, flashy projects! From Tesla coils to DIY sugar rockets, there’s something for every maker who loves flames, flash, and big bangs! To celebrate the release of this new issue, we’ll be hosting an international maker meetup at 6pm PDT Aug. 1. We invite makers and […]

EMSL’s Drink-Making Unit 2.1

Having built my own drink-making robot one–it’s hard!–I appreciate a sweet drinkbot. Windell and Lenore of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories continue to refine DMU, swapping out pumps and trying new angles on drink recipes, while still keeping the sweet Erlenmeyer flasks that set the drinkbot apart. Drink-Making Unit 2.1‘s angle is to offer six flavor […]

Makers: Last Call for World Maker Faire

Got a great project you want to share with the world? Our fourth annual World Maker Faire New York is taking place on September 21 and 22 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, and the call for makers is open until this Sunday, July 28. Last year, we had 650 makers and […]

Making Hundreds of Unique Mini Maker Faire Posters With Processing

We needed a poster for the Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire on Aug. 10, so I decided to use a Processing sketch to do the work for me. By using a generative program I could make each poster unique, within the design constraints of the event. The key is to use Processing’s PDF library to record […]

Easy LED Color Organ

If you like lights and music, you’ll have fun building this LED Color Organ. You plug your music into it, and the circuit divides the sound into high, mid, and low frequencies and then flashes 3 different colors of LEDs according to those frequencies. Blinky! When Collin Cunningham published his fancy LED Color Organ in […]

Maker Camp: Lego fun!

Today on Maker Camp we dive into the wide world of Lego and all the things you can make with everyone’s favorite construction toy. But Lego is more than a toy. Build this Lego gaming controller. We’ll geek out with five people who take Lego way more seriously than you do. We’ll meet three MIT […]

DiResta: Thinker Lamp

In each episode of DiResta, artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy. On this episode of DiResta, Jimmy whips up a mold for a Rodin “Thinker” statue he picked up to make a […]

How to Design the Perfect PCB

If you’re interested in designing your own PCBs–I know I am!–it seems like a very daunting challenge, with lots of stuff to learn. Michael Leonard’s great PCB design guide is just the ticket! In his blog post, Michael describes PCB features like the board, layers, traces, vias, solder mask, silk screen, and so on. Then […]

Maker Hangar Episode 6: R/C Radios

In Episode 6 of Maker Hangar, Lucas Weakley shows us the radios for R/C planes. We learn what all the sticks, switches, and knobs do as well as what they can be used for. We also see a glimpse into the past with old radio technology and how today’s is much better. Lucas also shows […]

Dublin Mini Maker Faire This Weekend!

Dublin, Ireland’s second Mini Maker Faire is set for Saturday, July 27. Last year’s event drew 5,500 attendees and 35 maker exhibits. This year’s free event promises to be bigger with even more makers. In particular, there’s been a jump in the number of fabrication makers who will showing off everything from homemade CNC machines […]

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