Build A Water Quality Tester You Can Hear

Can you be electrocuted in the bathtub? Sure — but only because the water’s not pure. Many people don’t realize that absolutely pure water doesn’t conduct electricity. This is because the hydrogen and oxygen atoms don’t have free electrons. In a typical domestic water supply, it’s the impurities such as […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Wooden Globes, Expressive Robots, And Learning

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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Clever Crafter Constructs Canine Caressing Contraption

  Cogs and gears are fascinating bits to play with as a maker. So many of us explore and tinker with the mesmerizing movement of these simple machines. Matt Thompson of Thompson Woodworking was exploring just how easy these things were to create when his canine companion Bonnie came up […]

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Build, Hack, and Deploy Detectors to Measure Solar UV Radiation

  Sunlight is essential for our survival, but too much of a good thing can sometimes be harmful. That certainly applies to the invisible ultraviolet (UV) wavelengths of sunlight, for too much exposure to UV can cause sunburn and even skin cancer. Yet, moderate exposure is important, for both mammals […]

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Join Our Free Learning Event To Get Started With VR In Unity

Join us on February 21st for this free learning event. Dive into virtual reality creation with host Sky Rolnick and learn how to bring virtual worlds to life. You only need a free membership, and spots for the live viewing are limited, so sign up quick! Don’t worry though, if […]

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Glow-In-The-Dark Robot Plot Clock

Build a cute robot arm to draw the current time in luminescent numerals

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Remaking History: James Watt and the Flyball Governor

In 1764, scotsman James Watt grew thoughtful as he tinkered with the machinery associated with his job as a steam engine technician. The main problem with those early steam engines, called Newcomen engines, was that they were terribly inefficient. They were a step up from draft horses, but Newcomen engines […]

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Dad Builds Incredible Low Rider Pedal Car For Daughter

When Tijuana Rick found out he was going to have a daughter, he started brainstorming projects he could do. Would he remodel a baby room? Build a crib? Construct a custom low-rider power wheels with functioning faux hydraulics? I think we all know where he landed on that one. The […]

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How To Make A Custom Lexan Valentine’s Heart

What better way to celebrate valentine’s day than with a custom piece of art? Makershare user Mark Langford shares with us how he created this floating valentine’s day heart out of Lexan using lasers. You can download all the files to make your own, and Mark even shows where you […]

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Watch Objects Appear In An Instant With This Experimental 3D Printing Method

Watching 3D printers do their job is already a surprisingly mesmerizing activity. Any time there is one in a public place plodding along to lay down its layers of plastic, a crowd will surely form to watch. The process typically takes a considerable amount of time, in some cases multiple […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Tabletop Cities, Robot Arms, and Bots

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Start And Stop GCode: Commands To Make Your Printer Do Your Bidding

3D printers communicate via a language called G-code, like all Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) machines. This versatile language provides a set of human-readable commands for controlling each action that a 3D printer performs. Slicing software may be thought of as an interpreter for translating 3D models into a series of […]

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Edible Innovation: Bright Foods’ Refrigerated Plant-based Bars

From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara Cecchini […]

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Bionic Bummer: Deciding To Let A Dream Go

Sometimes an idea is destined to remain only as a passion project, not a career.

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Joyn Machine: Putting A New Angle On CNC Joinery

Simon Deeg and Andreas Picker have come up with an interesting new tool that takes a new approach to CNC woodworking.

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Give Our Facebook Page a “Like” For A Chance To Win

  Brown Dog Gadgets and Maker Shed go waaaay back. Brown Dog’s Crazy Circuits kits allowed aspiring makers to explore electronic gadgetry in all kinds of crazy ways like using conductive paints, wearables and even tying in your every day Lego blocks. Founded in 2012, Brown Dog Gadgets began as […]

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Maker Spotlight: Rachel Pizzolato

Name: Rachel Pizzolato A.K.A. Beauty & Brains With A Twist Home Town: New Orleans Louisiana Makerspace: Home.   Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Youtube I am currently a freshman at John Curtis High School in River Ridge Louisiana, and during the school year I participate in beauty […]

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Reimagine The Hourglass — With Falling Magnets Slowed By Eddy Currents

An hourglass is a beautiful object, but it has problems. If it runs a little too fast or slow, there’s no way to adjust it. Sometimes the sand inside clogs up when two particles try to enter the neck side by side, and you have to shake it to start […]

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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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