Make’s Guide to Boards Has a Hidden Secret!

Want to see something super cool? Go grab your copy of Make: Vol. 68 and download the Digi-Key AR Guide to Boards app, then put them together to watch real magic happen. 

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Craft A Pocket Chewbacca To Take To The Star Wars Premiere

With the final installment of the Star Wars saga premiering in the immediate future, it is time to whip up a last minute craft project to help show your enthusiasm at the show. You know there’s not much more you want in life than to have your own loyal companion […]

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Printing On Nearly Anything With A Roland Flatbed UV Printer

I recently got an opportunity to check out a really cool piece of machinery: the Roland VersaUV Lef 12i. They sent a loaner unit that I got to experiment with and test out for a few weeks. There are two main reasons you’d want to use a printer like this: […]

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Science For All

I’m a 6th grader in Westwood, Massachusetts.  My favorite subject is science. My interest in science began in 1st grade when I decided to participate in my school’s science fair. As I researched ideas for a fair project, I was fascinated by how much there is to learn about the […]

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Take A Peek At The Latest Issue Of Make Magazine

  Subscribers should be getting their paper copies now, and members of the online community can access the digital edition too! For the rest of you, this issue should be arriving on store shelves this month.

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Join Us Wednesday For A Live Tour of the Yale Makerspace!

This Wednesday at 12:00 noon PST we’ll be connecting to the Yale CEID for a live tour! The Center for Engineering, Innovation, and Design is the makerspace on Yale campus where students can go and explore tech and tools that make their ideas come to reality.   Thanks to our […]

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Spice Up Your Christmas Tree By Making It A Video Game

Bob and friends from the youtube channel I Like To Make Stuff have really outdone themselves this year. In an effort to add some excitement to the neighborhood over the holidays, they’ve created a giant Christmas tree video game! The game is fairly simple, but the execution of everything including […]

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Create Sister Night’s Goggles From The Watchmen

If you’ve been enjoying HBO’s series The Watchmen, you probably perked up at Sister Night’s goggles that allow her to augment her vision in various ways. A good prop is always exciting to the maker community and this one was perfect for being recreated. The folks over at Adafruit have […]

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Quick Look: Prusa Sl1 Resin 3D Printer

We had the opportunity to explore Prusa’s latest entry into the 3D printing market, the SL1. This is a masked SLA printer, which means that the resin is cured via a UV lamp, that shines through an LCD screen up into the vat of resin.  The current trend in this […]

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A Hard To Find Traditional Treat, Recreated With Ease

Dina Amin wrote in to share this video with us and the simplicity and pure accessibility were immediately striking. Here, she’s showing how to create a Moulid doll, a traditional sweet treat that seems to have fallen out of favor with retailers. We wanted to bring this tradition back since […]

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Open Source Hardware Certifications For November 2019

The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certification site includes a full list of […]

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Printing Custom Shirts With The Roland BT-12

I got a chance to play with the Roland VersaStudio BT-12, which is a compact DTG printer. If you’ve never heard of DTG(Direct To Garment) before, is when you print directly onto fabric, as opposed to something like screenprinting or iron-on transfers. Typically DTG printers are quite large and cumbersome, […]

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Simple Sifter Coffee Roaster

Hack a flour sifter and a heat gun to roast the ultimate bean.

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An RFID Music Box Fit For A Child

Browsing around the internet, looking for cool laser cut projects to do while I’ve got a fancy laser cutter here for review, I found a very interesting looking music box posted to reddit. I thought the design was delightful. While I personally could do without the little figures with built-in […]

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A Phoenix Rises From The Ashes, And Memories, Of The Most Destructive Fire In California History

The 153,000 acre Camp Fire was the most destructive in California history. The blaze destroyed over 18,700 homes, businesses and other structures. Jessie Mercer created a Phoenix Rising out of keys she collected from the people who lived and/or worked in the communities affected by the camp fire.  Keys to […]

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Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019: Flames, Bots, and LEDs

shenzhen maker faire 2019Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019 has finally concluded on November 10 at the Vanke Design Commune. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all sponsors, partners, makers, volunteers, performers and visitors for making Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019 a huge success this year! This year, we had 108 maker booths […]

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550 Signatures From 37 Countries Make This Friendship Quilt, Sewn For Maker Faire

  The Friendship Quilt project started as a bit of whimsy just before embarking on my second trip to Shenzhen. It got way out of hand and eventually wound up as a huge quilt project that has captured the thoughts and dreams of over 550 Makers from around the world […]

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Share Your Project At The Next Open Source Hardware Summit

The Open Source Hardware Summit (OHS) is inviting talk/demo proposals for the tenth annual summit! To be held on Friday, March 13,2020 at the NYU School of Law. The Open Source Hardware Summit is for presenting, discussing, and learning about open hardware of all kinds. The summit examines open hardware […]

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Gaming With Muscular Dystrophy Thanks To Ben Heck And Sugru

Ben Heckendorn’s custom controllers for people with physical disabilities are always a great point of inspiration. Each video supplies new things for you to learn, should you want to tackle one of these yourself. In this video Ben teamed up with Sugru and pulled off several unique modifications to assist […]

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Maker Spotlight: Elijah (Bunk-E Bear) Horland

Name: Elijah (Bunk-E Bear) Horland Location: BROOKLYN. The one in New York City. Day Job: Student / Maker / MythBuster Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace?  Thanks to some luck, I keep my own space and recently inherited an entire construction site of tools. I’d love to start working with a […]

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Maker Faire Eindhoven

Eindhoven Maker Faire was a prime example of the collaboration and creativity of the maker community. On September 27–29 the production team brought together over 250 makers and 15,000 attendees for the largest festival of its kind in the Netherlands. This weekend was full of celebration, innovation, amusement, and discovery. […]

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Edge-Lit Rainbow Weather Display

Light prefers to take the shortest path, but under the right conditions you can make it bend and bounce, generating lovely effects in the process. This project takes advantage of some special properties of acrylic. Inside polished acrylic, light rays reflect off the smooth inner surfaces, preferring to escape at […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019

9-10 November 2019 Vanke Design Commune, Nanshan, Shenzhen Maker Faire Shenzhen 2019 Join us in the largest maker gathering on Earth!   This year for the Maker Forum, we will be inviting speakers from different sectors, cultures, and professional backgrounds to share their projects, stories and insights in sustainable development. As […]

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Open Source Hardware Certifications For October

October Certified Open Source Hardware The Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA) runs a free program that allows creators to certify that their hardware complies with the community definition of open source hardware.  Whenever you see the certification logo, you know that the certified hardware meets this standard. The certification site […]

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Maker Business Profile: Novatropes by MPI

  Who are you, and where are you located? We are Master Plan Industries, a group of friends from Arizona dedicated to sharing our home-made interactive art with those who seek beauty and inspiration in their surroundings.   What do you make? We call our line of products Novatropes, affectionately dubbing […]

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Join Us On November 21 For a LIVE Tour Of Co Lab Community Makerspace

Coming up on November 21, we’ll be taking a live tour of Co.Lab Community Makers thanks to Digi-Key, our sponsors. This is an incredible space located in Austin Texas that is free to use! We did a Makerspace Spotlight article where you can learn more about the space. It looks […]

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A Visit To Maker Faire Colorado Springs

We see stories here on Makezine quite often about the large Maker Faires – Bay Area, Rome, Detroit, Bangkok, Paris. However, we need to remember the small Maker Faires too. The ones held in public libraries instead of large venues, over one day instead of three. They are just as […]

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