Live Updates: Maker Faire Rome 2017

Europe's largest Maker Faire is here and it is big!

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This Cross Stitch Is the Ultimate Ultima Homage

Glenda Adams cross-stitch of a screenshot she captured from Ultima is very convincing. It looks like it came straight from the game.

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Maker Spotlight: Joseph Sam

The time that Joseph Sam spent building things with his father and step-father inspired him to become an engineer.

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Maker Spotlight: Celeste Flores

Meet Celeste Flores, an entrepreneurial blacksmith who trained out of The Crucible makerspace after attending a fine arts school.

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These Stones Come to Life with Clever Sculptural Effects

José Manuel Castro López accomplishes the seemingly impossible: sculpting stone to look like soft putty or liquid.

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Maker Spotlight: Aidan Leitch

Aidan Leitch has always enjoyed building things. He started with Legos, before making 3D video games, and finally settling on 3D printing.

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Mourning the Loss of TechShop

The founder of another makerspace, Dr. Evan Malone of NextFab, weighs in on what the closure of TechShop means.

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5 More Podcasts to Listen to While You Work

While one may never be at a loss for great podcasts, it's difficult to find great podcasts about making. Here are 5 of our favorites.

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TechShop Closes Doors, Files Bankruptcy

"Jim Newton, TechShop employees, members, and investors will go forward with their experience. Many will find a way to collaborate and work together again. The world will be a far better place for TechShop’s experience," says Dan Woods.

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How to “Decap” and Explore ICs

What do you find when you remove the plastic packages protecting ICs?

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Use Water to Track a Stylus in 3D Space

Check out this novel method of determining absolute position: using a tub of water to track a stylus in a 3D space.

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Skill Builder: Using a Combination Square

Every toolbox needs the measuring and calibrating powers of the combo square.

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Don’t Write Off TinkerCad as Too Simple

Geoff Shorts assumed TinkerCad would be a pointless step-down from Fusion, but was pleasantly surprised by the results he got.

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