Easy, Effective Pumpkin Carving Tricks

Simple but eye-catching pumpkin carving effects that you can do even if you don't think of yourself as particularly crafty.

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Live: Maker Faire Rome

See Maker Faire Rome in pictures and video, updated all weekend!

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10 Projects to Seek Out at Maker Faire Houston 2018

Maker Faire Houston is back at the George R. Brown Convention Center for its 6th go round this coming weekend, October 14 & 15.

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Maker Spotlight: Emiel Noorlander

meet Emiel Noorlander, the practical engineer

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10 Good Reasons To Start A Vegetable Garden

Reasons To Start A Vegetable Garden

Perhaps you’ve noticed that the price of veggies in the supermarkets is ridiculously high, even more so since they don’t taste as good as those from your childhood.

Maybe that is the real reason why the idea of growing your own food crosses your mind too often lately. Although it sounds complicated, know that starting a vegetable garden is a manageable project, even if you are a newbie. So, if you are weighing the pros and cons of becoming a gardener, here is the list of ten convincing reasons why you should head off to the nearest gardening tool store and shovel your backyard upside down.

Gardening is really easy

Even if you are a proven cactus killer, know that it is easy to start and maintain a vegetable garden. The best way to begin is to start small and to pick veggies that are easy to grow. Choose no more than two or three veggies on a small piece of land. Don’t despair if you don’t have any land of your own since you can grow vegetables in containers and pots. Greens like spinach and lettuce are fairly easy to grow from seed, but you can always opt for the small plants from the nursery. Once you have your first harvest, you’ll be confident enough to expand the...

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Maker Faire Eindhoven 2018 is Crazier Than Ever

In its second year as a full scale Featured Faire, this year’s event showcases the work of 250 makers (and counting!)

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Making a Flip-Top Workbench

How one maker created a multi-purpose flip-top workbench for her small shop.

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Maker Spotlight: Matt Mead

Name: Matt Mead Makerspace: Internal makerspace at SPR Day Job: CTO of SPR.com How did you get started making? As a kid, I was fascinated by how things were built and how they all fit together. Although I did not have any training as a kid, I tried to accomplish […]

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Maker Pro News: How Startups Use Maker Faire to Gather Feedback

You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post. “Building the future of space is this: a unified Earth, working […]

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How to Make Your Own “Tin Pants”

Need a pair of nearly indestructible, waterproof and fire-resistant work trousers? Make a pair of these DIY tin pants.

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Weekend Watch: Phun Kiss

A maker couple who collaborate on projects and document their efforts on YouTube.

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5 Ways to Make a Small Kitchen Appear Bigger

Small Kitchen Ideas for Appearing Bigger

Few people are blessed with luxurious kitchens – the kinds that would take several hours to keep in order. They would include a closet-like pantry, a super fridge, a badass kitchen island, and enough walking space to host a small wedding ceremony!

Metropolitan cities are pressed for space so most apartments/condos don’t have the liberty of putting in your dream kitchen. Considering that individuals spend most of their waking hours in this area of the house – either fetching snacks or preparing meals or maybe dining as well – it can be a total mood kill to end up in a home with a small kitchen space.

Even if you can’t get in a few extra square footage inside your kitchen, here’s how you can create a successful illusion of a bigger kitchen. Like the wise ones say, something is better than nothing!

1. Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Well, most interior décor professionals agree that placing a mirror in a small room can make it look bigger. This is because the light entering the room and then being reflected on the mirrors can make your space look brighter and appear bigger. With the kitchen, however, it is a little different. A mirror has no utility in the kitchen. This is why, in...

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5 Reasons Why Work Boots are Essential in Home Improvement Projects

Work Boots are Essential for Home Improvement Projects

Don’t make a mistake and think that the fact that you’re working around your home means you can dress casually. You might say that you’re not a craftsman by trade, but that is precisely why you need the most adequate protection. You’ll probably be working with some power equipment which you also probably don’t know how to handle perfectly, meaning that the chances of injury just got higher.

Okay, you’ll supply the protection. But the thing is that most people are focused on their upper body, mostly on their arms. You’ll think about safety precautions before using a power drill, won’t you? You’ll have to protect your arms, head, chest, and legs. But it’s as if people are not aware that their feet are a part of their legs. When things don’t fall on your head, they fall on your toes, right? But there’s much more than that.

When it comes to laying a foundation for worker safety, this should start from the ground up. All levels of injury can come from one small misstep and your work boots are equally responsible for your movement as your feet.

1. Standing Tall

And I mean literally tall- when you’re repairing or washing your roof, installing or replacing your windows, cleaning...

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The Many Wheeled Wonders of Maker Faire Hannover

Check out the fleet of awesome projects on wheels at Maker Faire Hannover this weekend!

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