Weekend Watch: Maker Melissa’s Lab

A life-long hardware hacker takes to YouTube to share her process and her projects.

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How to Upgrade Your 3D Printer With a Laser Engraver

Upgrading your 3D printer is a fantastic way to improve performance and print quality, as well as learn how the machine works. Often the upgrades are simple things to make it run quieter, get better cooling, control the environment through an enclosure, detect filament jams, and other things of that […]

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5 Cool DIY Projects to Make for Holiday Presents

Here are some suggestions for high-impact homemade gifts that won't cost you too dearly in time or money.

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From Raspberry Pi to Home Brewing, Here Are 19 Projects To Make From Our Gift Guide

Raspberry Pi Model A+Gift guides are great, nearly everybody loves them. They may be one of the few advertisements that people are happy to see, since they can genuinely help you decide on a fun gift for a loved one. I know I use them pretty extensively for my shopping. We came up […]

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DJI’s Tiny Osmo Pocket Camera Looks Good For Stablized Project Documenting

A few years ago, the only options for camera stabilizers were awkward rigs that required carefully balanced passive gimbals, or clunky, large weights strapped to the bottom of a camera to add shake-reducing mass. As the drone industry has pushed micro-gimbal technology forward, it’s fascinating to see it become implemented […]

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Sign Up for Our Free Wearables Livestream Workshop

Now is as good a time as ever to jump into the world of waerables, and we can help you do that with our upcoming free Live Workshop, hosted by expert tech maker and fashion designer Kitty Yeung.

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7 Must-Have Mods For 3D Printing, CNC Routing, and Lasering

  While we all know our printers, routers, and lasers will work well out of the box and wouldn’t want to get in the way of their superior craftsmanship, some of the more wild and crazy of our brood will dive in to modifying them. These mods can improve not […]

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Putting Together a Maker’s Gift Basket

Consider a basket filled with useful tools and supplies for the active makers on your gift list.

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Reverse Engineering Strange Devices Found in a Library

Follow along to uncover the intent of these devices hidden behind trashcans and vending machines in a college library.

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Remaking History: Build Your Own Copper Still

Zakariya Al-Razi, the Secret of Secrets, and the invention of the modern still

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Slightly Smaller, Just as Powerful: Raspberry Pi Launches Pi 3 Model A+

It’s been a while since Raspberry Pi has updated their Model A board — four years, specifically. Their new release, announced today, takes the Pi 1 Model A+ and bumps it up to Pi 3 specs, incorporating the same 64-bit quad core processor with 1.4Ghz clock speed and 2.4/5Ghz wireless […]

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Weekend Watch: Dream It, Make It with Figments Made

A maker from New Jersey quits her corporate job to devote herself to exploring her creative passions.

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Tips of the Week: Soaking Out Rust, Picking an Arduino, Wire Wrangling, Reorganize and Be Happy

Tips of the Week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. Check in every Friday to see what we’ve discovered. And we want to hear from you. Please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales […]

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Google AIY Robot Companion

Print and wear a superb owl that uses AI vision to see faces, judge emotions, and respond

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Making Plastic PCBs with a Laser Cutter and Chemicals

The ever-clever Ben Krasnow experiments with printing plastic "electroless" PCBs on a 3D printer and laser cutter.

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