Build a Bowie Rescue Box

Help save lives at your beach or swimming hole — build a tamper-proof box for throwable “Rescue Sticks”

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Check Out These 5 Brilliantly Simple Woodworking Hacks, That Actually Are Hacks

Everyone loves shop tips and time saving ideas. Not all of these ideas qualify for the overly used word “hacks” , however, I feel like Glen from the youtube channel DIY Creators really nailed it with this one. I started watching this, totally expecting the typical hyperbole associated with “hacks” […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Pencil Making, Indie Arcade, and Makerspaces For Underrepresented Makers

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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Edible Innovation: How Agribusiness Can Lead To Social, Environmental And Economic Improvements

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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Use Fuel Injection Solenoids To Make a Street Writing Robot

We’ve had a few variations of street writing robots at our Maker Faires and they always attract the attention of those near by. There are multitudes of ways to write on the road, but often the materials used can last longer than you want, or even be permanent. Instructables user […]

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Scrappy Circuits

Hack dollar-store tea lights to make affordable electronics modules for learning.

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Sun-Fueled Beach Hose

Solar panels + bilge pump = nonstop running water for boats, castles, and water fights!

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5 Amazing Things to See (and Do!) at the Asheville Mini Maker Faire

The inaugural Asheville Mini Maker Faire is coming up fast; it will be held on Saturday April 6th from 1-5 on the UNC Asheville campus. The response from he community has been incredible, and we are expecting to have over 30 exhibitors showing off some amazing projects. I guess that […]

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Learn How To Design And Print Assistive Devices With This Free Course

Often, when we think of how makers can help those with special physical needs, we tend to envision the fancy robotic prosthetics that grace so many social media feeds. Those are great, and certainly fun to look at, but for the majority of people, assistive devices appear much more mundane, […]

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Build a Dummy Mustang Rescue Stick

Anyone who has ever thrown a softball, football, or even snowballs, can throw a Stick accurately enough to save a life, but you may still want to get some practice in.

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Woodworking Tip: Joining Boards On A Curve

Wood grain has a language all of its own. Your eye naturally flows over it like it is a stream winding through the wood. However, the most common joining techniques involve ripping a straight line right through your piece. Hey, it is easy, why not? Well, if you really want […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: All Types Of Robotics For STEM

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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Help Make The Worlds Largest 3D Printed Duck

It isn’t every day that you can participate in a world record attempt! With the Great Duck Project, you could help construct the worlds largest 3D Printed duck. The Great Duck Project is an initiative to create the world’s largest globally crowdsourced collaborative 3D printed duck. Inspired by the Westport […]

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The Most Impractical Electronics Hack Makes Your Remote Massive And Furry

Maker Monster is back with a really clever hack. In this video he decides to spruce up his boring old remote control to be a bit more… monsterish.  I love his silly attitude toward things. Not only is he a bit of a joker in his behavior, the entire idea […]

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Pocket NC Launches Titanium-Grade Machine and 5-Axis Milling Simulator

The Simulator provides a risk-free way to preview G Code programs in a 3D environment, which is a great way to verify your work, to teach users who are new to 5-axis milling and to experiment with 5-axis milling in general.

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7 Makers You Can’t Miss At Maker Faire Lille

This weekend, Maker Faire Lille will be celebrating their third year, literally packing their venue, the Tripostal, with incredible makers. They have 400 spots for people to show of their projects and can’t fit any more! Lille is known throughout the world for it’s outstanding cultural initiatives and this event […]

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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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