Sculpt, Cast, and Paint The Ultimate Slip-On Cosplay Monster Feet

We’ve all seen those impressive costumes that pop up at comic con and dragon con and the like. Have you ever noticed that the ones that have custom feet seem somehow to be an an entirely different level? The Egg Sisters want to help you get to that next level, […]

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3D Printer Nozzle Wear: An In-Depth Look

Nozzle wear is one of those things that a lot of people talk about, but the discussion is usually pretty general. People will warn you that abrasive materials can wear your nozzle but that is usually where the conversation ends. All materials you shove through your nozzle are abrasive to […]

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This Open Source Kitchen Tool Helps You Get Perfect Flaky Croissants

Watching Alex always brings me such joy. It may just be the way his personality is, but I always get excited when watching him explore his culinary interests. I was very excited to see that he has gotten his hands on a 3D printer and jumped into functional printing, another […]

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How To Splice Animated EL Wire For Your Cosplay

EL wire is amazing, and the “chasing” el wire is even cooler. However, if you want it in several places on the costume, you end up having to figure out how to hide multiple inverters (or buy a more expensive uniit that has multiple taps). The Egg Sisters come to […]

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GameBender Lets Kids Hack Games To Learn Code

The creative geniuses behind the Drawdio and Makey Makey have announced a new kickstarter. This is GameBender, a game console that lets kids experiment and hack code in new and creative ways. Kids can start simply, by playing a game or enjoying an augmented reality experience, and with the press […]

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Make A Secret Light Up LED Ring

Discover electromagnets in everyday life with this inductive LED ring!

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Cool Crowdfunding: Private Smart Speakers, Modular Fabrication Systems, and Sewing Circuits

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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Let KamuiCosplay Help You Get Started Making Armor From Foam

Making armor from foam, often referred to as “foamsmithing” is a popular area of cosplay exploration. Foam happens to be perfect, you can mold it to shape and age it to look like hard, battleworn armor, but it is lightweight and easy to work with. KamuiCosplay is here to help […]

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State of Arduino: Watch Massimo Banzi’s Address from Maker Faire Bay Area 2019

Every year at Maker Faire, Massimo Banzi gives a presentation about the latest events with the Arduino organization. These have ranged from hardware and software updates to announcements on company reconciliations, and more (peek back here at his 2014 and 2015 installments). This past weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area, […]

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3 Quick Table Saw Jigs To Bring Your Woodwork To The Next Level

Everyone who has done woodworking remembers the day they learned about making jigs for their table saw. For some it is old news, but for many, many others, today is the day you realize how to really get great results from your saw. A jig is a simple setup that […]

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Sunday Highlights From Maker Faire Bay Area

Folks came out rain and shine for the last day of the faire, and there was still plenty to do, make, and explore on day two!

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Check Out Saturday’s Highlights from Maker Faire Bay Area

There's never a shortage of things to do and see at Maker Faire Bay Area, and this year's show is no exception. Here are some of the best things we saw during the faire.

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On Being a Maker Mom

The best present for Mother's Day is time spent making together!

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WeChat Launches Maker Program for In-App Content Creation

Today at Maker Faire Bay Area, WeChat launches its new WeChat Maker initiative, which aims for developers to build fun new mini apps inside the WeChat ecosystem. Leveraging Javascript and the WeChat maker API, creators can design programs that hit on the whimsical-to-delightful side of the coding world. Examples include […]

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Arduino Unveils New Nano Family of Boards

It’s Maker Faire Bay Area and that means new flavors of Arduino! The Italian boardmakers announced today a new family of affordable, low-power “Nano” sized microcontroller boards based on powerful Arm Cortex processors that may give you pause before buying another Chinese knockoff — you get Arduino quality starting at […]

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Custom Fish Tank Stand Includes Lego, Aqua Man, and Hidden Storage

Caleb from the youtube channel You Can Make This Too is back with another interesting Lego infused build. This time he’s tackling the intimidating prospect of making an aquarium stand. Though they seem like simple boxes, an aquarium stand has to hold a surprising amount of weight. This gets difficult […]

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This Simple Pattern Makes Lightweight Foam Chainmail A Snap

Chainmail has been a staple of the costuming community since… well, since the invention of chainmail I guess. Over the hundreds of years that it has been popular, people have explored many ways to recreate it, from painting little curves onto cloth to actually just sitting down and manufacturing real […]

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Inside Japan’s Newest Maker Faire: The Serene History and Magic of Kyoto

Kyoto is a special city for the people of Japan. The capital of the country for over 1000 years until it moved to Tokyo in the 1800s, the city is known for the historic temples and shrines nestled into its hills. They’re peaceful and serene, and reflect the beautiful craftsmanship […]

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Learn To Wrangle Your Monster Projects And Enter To Win a 3D Printer With Quick Base At Maker Faire

You are creative and curious—you are makers, doers, and inventors. What if your passion project had a secret weapon? A partner-in-crime that supported all of your endeavors with customizable applications to track and organize all of your projects. It can. It’s Quick Base. Quick Base is a custom application building […]

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This Charcoal and Resin Bowl Packs A Secret Punch

If you challenged me to make a list of all the things that I’d make a bowl out of, that list would continue to grow to ridiculous lengths before I’d even begin to scratch the surface of what Peter Brown has done on his youtube channel. His latest creation packs […]

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Experience The Freshest Startups At Maker Faire Bay Area

Trying to launch a startup is incredibly hard work. Not only are you pouring your heart and soul into attempting to create and refine a product you’re passionate about, you also have to let the world and potential investors know that you exist, and that there is a reason to […]

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Be a Part of this Massive Interactive Diorama Celebrating Elon Musk

Elon Musk is the world’s top maker — no contest — and his goal is to save the Earth from global warming. To celebrate that, I’m building a giant diorama of Elon Musk’s spaceships, Tesla cars, Hyperloop transportation, Solar City energy, Paypal, Boring company, a colony on Mars, electric aircraft […]

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Keeping It Weird In A Parallel Universe: Maker Faire Austin 2019 Has You Covered

    In its 10th edition, Maker Faire Austin takes making into the next dimension: This years’ faire is all about the 3d, augmented reality, robots and drones, and artificial intelligence! With over 60 exhibits and well over 100 makers, Maker Faire Austin features a number of exhibiting and sponsoring […]

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Watch A Group Of High Schoolers Perform ‘Alien’ As A Play

This story has been sweeping the internet for the past week or two. A highschool group decided to eschew the classic plays often performed, and instead put on a full production of the 1979 movie Alien. The North Bergen High School drama club in New Jersey went all out, self […]

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Shaping the Cities of the Future At Maker Faire Vienna

What does the city of the future look like? That’s the question that the producers of Maker Faire Vienna have kept in mind this year. How can this technology improve the world around us? How can we use our skills to help those who need assistance? How can we utilize […]

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This Wicked Puzzle Box Protects Your Dice

Inspiration is a funny thing, there’s no telling where it can come from. If you were to glance at this puzzle box for dice, made by Jay and Jamie from Wicked Makers, you’d never guess that the inspiration came, not from some mythical tale, but from a childproof kitchen cabinet. […]

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Prankenstein: Watch Kari Byron and Tory Belleci’s TV Pilot that Never Got Made

TV is a strange beast — what we watch usually seems so effortless and enjoyable, but many people don’t realize how much work never gets seen at all. And this isn’t just in footage that gets left on the editing room floor after squeezing weeks of shooting into a 30 […]

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Beirut Mini Maker Faire 2019, Culture Mixed by East, West, and Makers

On April 6, a DIY festival Beirut Mini Maker Faire was held in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, a small country in the Middle East. This was the first held in Beirut. The development of creative ideas rooted in Lebanon and a sincere exchange of views on the startup […]

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