Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft Join Forces To Get Kids Into Making

A wonderful collaboration has begun that I think will usher in a whole new group of young makers. Adafruit, Cartoon Network, and Microsoft MakeCode are joining up to inspire people to make projects based on their favorite cartoons. There are a few really cool aspects all coming together at the […]

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Get Started with In-Circuit Debugging

Use a debugger to spy on your microcontroller code while it’s working
 

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Bug Squashers: 3 Debugging Tools To Consider

With the rise of IoT and embedded devices, information security has never been more important. We trust these devices to track our habits, manage our data, move our money, and watch us sleep. Check out some of the tools that specialists use for debugging, and incorporate them into your own […]

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Make:’s 15 Favorite Finds From CES 2019

There's a lot of cool stuff at CES. Here's what stood out to us the most.

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The Curious Case of Underwater Drones at CES

The one new trend we spotted at CES 2019: lots and lots of underwater rovers.

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Brandon’s Player Piano Took Patience, and A Whole Lot of Solenoids

Brandon Switzer had a grand image in mind when he set off to create this player piano. Like most of us, he had an arduino that had been sitting there doing nothing for quite some time. He needed a project to focus his attention and learn some things. He landed […]

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This DIY Camping Shower Folds Down To Almost Nothing

  When you’re out camping, a shower after a couple days can get to be a necessity, but being fully exposed to the wilderness while you scrub isn’t for everyone. Wesley Harville is back again with a fantastic build to accompany his off-road rugged camper. This time he’s added a nice […]

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Hot Wheels Mods: Contest Winners

For the 50th anniversary of Hot Wheels toys, Make: and Mattel teamed up for a Hot Mods contest, and the results are in!

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Case Knives and the Hands That Make

Our hands are the ultimate tools. We have used them to build empires and civilizations, and rebuild them time and time again when they fell. We bake cakes with them, saw wood with them, and write code to launch people into space with them. No one understands this better than […]

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Space Invaders Synthesizer

Hack the original 1978 arcade audio chip for classic and novel sound FX

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Quick and Easy Straw Oboe

Craft simple wind instruments from drinking straws and strike up a summertime band.

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A Quick And Easy Way To Automate That LEGO BB8

The folks at Brown dog Gadgets have published this fantastic guide to convert a plain ol’ LEGO BB8 model into something a bit more exciting. The brains inside this project are Crazy Circuits, which happen to interface with Lego quite nicely (you can get a few of their kits in […]

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The 18 Best Maker Faire Videos of 2018

A small panel of judges from Make: editorial and Maker Faire leadership spent some reviewing the 60+ videos produced from the 198 city-facing events in 44 countries that took place this year. Videos were primarily post-event documentation, but some were promo and one was even longer-form, real-time pace. What makes […]

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Bright Ideas: Kari Byron Interviews Debra Ansell

MythBuster Kari Byron and “geek mom” Debra Ansell chat about technology, art, and the magic of being self-taught

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She Set Out To Make A Wooden Iron Giant And Her Result Is Gorgeous

Genevieve Bee is an aspiring prop maker, and this project shows that she is well on her way to having an impressive portfolio. She shared a bit of her story with us on her MakerShare page, which got us curious so we had a look at her blog. Wow. This […]

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Check Sean Hodgin’s 3D-Printed Ornament That 3D Prints Tiny Ornaments

New from Sean Hodgins, the guy that built the glitter bomb mechanism for Mark Rober, an inception of a project — a 3D printed Christmas ornament that contains a custom SLA 3D printing apparatus, which then prints more tiny Christmas ornaments. The grapefruit-sized globe houses a resin bath and a carriage […]

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Fighting Package Theft With Glitter and Fart Spray

Watch and laugh as multiple thieves nab this glitter-spraying package, take it to hidden locales, and open it up to unwittingly unleash a serious mess — all while surreptitiously being recorded by multiple phone cameras hidden inside.

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Can You 3D Print a DC Motor?

The answer to this question? Kinda. It definitely shows real promise, even for the home 3D printer.

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Cool Crowdfunding: lidar, Spinning on the Go, Big SLA Printing

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: AI Infused Robot Kits, Dirt Cheap SLA 3D Printing, and Beautiful Watches

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our […]

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Holiday 3D-Printables on Thingiverse

3D Print these and many other Christmas ornaments and other decorations from Thingiverse.

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