Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Jonathan Gleich has developed a bit of a hand tremor, which makes soldering quite difficult. If you’ve ever tried soldering anything more complex than a through hole resistor, you’ll know that even a the normal shakiness of a hand can really be a road block to getting things done. Jonathan, being the industrious maker that […]

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Think Big At Virtual Maker Faire Galicia 2021

Think Big At Virtual Maker Faire Galicia 2021

Innovative in form and content, the 7th edition of Maker Faire Galicia returns to the global stage on Wednesday, June 2nd through Sunday, June 6th. 100% digital, the five days of talks, presentations, workshops, and exhibits explore cutting-edge tech and roll-out low fi hands-on activations that can be accessed from anywhere in the world. Register […]

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What An AI Nose Knows

What An AI Nose Knows

Make:cast #21 – Benjamin Cabé Like many of us during Covid-19, Benjamin Cabé was baking sourdough bread but he was at home in France. He wondered how he might tell if his dough was done proofing. He began working on an artificial nose that uses physical sensors to detect gas but also uses machine learning […]

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Quick Look: Bob’s CNC Revolution Rotary Mill

Quick Look: Bob’s CNC Revolution Rotary Mill

If you’re into CNC, you’ve probably seen a 4th axis, or rotary axis on a machine before. This is usually an add-on to a machine, like an upgrade. Bob’s CNC has put out a desktop machine that cuts away everything else and just delivers on that rotary goodness with the Revolution. The concept of a […]

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May The 4th Might Be Over, But Your Star Wars Project Could Still Win Big

May The 4th Might Be Over, But Your Star Wars Project Could Still Win Big

May the 4th, the ultimate Star Wars fan’s holiday may have come and gone. You don’t have to put away that Star Wars themed project you worked so hard on just yet though! We are running a contest that started on May the 4th, where you can show off your ultimate maker skills and win […]

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How To Go From Idea To 3D Print To Bronze Statue

How To Go From Idea To 3D Print To Bronze Statue

The Robinson Foundry youtube channel has been experimenting with “lost pla” casting to go from idea to bronze sculpture using a 3D printer. Check out these videos to see how they’re doing it, and learn how to get some pretty impressive results. This method is essentially the same as the very well known “lost wax” […]

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Roundup: Five Long-Range LoRa Projects to Explore

Roundup: Five Long-Range LoRa Projects to Explore

Follow your dog, track the weather, automate your greenhouse and more — flex your reach with these long-range IoT projects

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Go Long With LoRa Radio!

Go Long With LoRa Radio!

Need to monitor remote sensors on your next project? LoRa might be your best wireless bet.

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Maker Camp 2021 Blasts Off!

Maker Camp 2021 Blasts Off!

Each year Make: hosts a special program. Designed as an exploration of all things Do-It-Yourself for young makers, Maker Camp is chock full of projects, adventures, inspiration, and community. Camps are hosted by schools, makerspaces, libraries, camps, and youth organizations of all kinds. The best part? It’s completely free to anyone. Last year, like many […]

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MOSI/MISO and 140 Years Of Wrong

MOSI/MISO and 140 Years Of Wrong

Look on the circuit board of nearly any electronic device made since the 1980s. If the device intelligently transmits or receives data, you’re likely to find the acronyms MOSI and MISO silkscreened onto the PCB. Rather than indicating a source of salty soy soup, those letters stand for Master Out/Slave In, and Master In/Slave Out. […]

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These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

When you think about all of the sensory delights you’d find at a music festival, a mirror doesn’t really pop to the top of your mind. However, this team of architects Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek came up with a way to make mirrors the most fascinating thing there. This art installation called “Reflection” was born out of a […]

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You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

You CAN Get Started 3D Printing

In this episode of Make:cast, Make: books editor, Patrick DiJusto talks 3D Printing with the authors of Getting Started with 3D Printing, Second Edition, Liza Wallach Kloski and Nick Kloski. Liza and Nick run HoneyPoint3D, which started in 2012 as a small 3D printing shop in Northern California. Explaining 3D printing to many people was […]

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Bringing An Articulated Desk Lamp To Life

Bringing An Articulated Desk Lamp To Life

Allyson, a regular contributor to Make: , has just released a fun project on youtube. She’s taken inspiration from the iconic pixar lamp and brought an articulated desk lamp to life. Yeah, fine, it doesn’t hop around all cute, and by Allyson’s own admition, it doesn’t work very well as a lamp any more, but […]

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May The 4th Maker Contest: Win a Jetson Nano!

May The 4th Maker Contest: Win a Jetson Nano!

This is the contest you are looking for. This year, to celebrate the glorious return of May 4th, one of our favorite holidays around the Make: Magazine offices, we are excited to announce the May The 4th contest in partnership with NVIDIA. You have an opportunity, Padawan, to show everyone how intensely you can channel […]

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The What, How and Why of CO Monitoring

The What, How and Why of CO Monitoring

Guido Burger is the CO2 Tech Guru. He has been working on all aspects of CO2 devices used indoors to give feedback on room ventilation. Last year, he wrote the cover story, CO2 Traffic Light, for Make: Germany and since then he's continued improving the device. In this video, he explains why monitoring CO2 is important and shows us the components of a CO2 device and guides us through the hardware and software build.

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Replacing The Polarized Film On Your Resin 3D Printer

Replacing The Polarized Film On Your Resin  3D Printer

So you’ve got a fancy LCD based resin printer. They’re great. They’re relatively cheap, and the results are stunning. However, after you use it a bit you’re sure to get familiar with the downsides, such as the wear and tear on the FEP film (the clear plastic film that separates the resin from the LCD […]

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Everything In Its Own Jar

Everything In Its Own Jar

Mark Zalme had an idea how to organize everything in clear jars that could be mounted on pegboard in his garage in Asheville, North Carolina. Over 3-4 years, he developed this idea into a product called WallWerx, a workspace organizing system.

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Maker Classes in May: Storytelling with Servos, Citizen Science, and Upcycling Projects

Maker Classes in May: Storytelling with Servos, Citizen Science, and Upcycling Projects

Maker Campus continues to grow as new classes are springing up this May. This month, you’ll be able to learn how to tell stories with servos (includes a tour of Jorvon Moss’s workshop), how to build your own citizen science devices with Arduino, various upcycling retro projects, and a chance to bump up your live-stream […]

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Shop Tour: This Ingenious “Temporary” Woodshop is Made From a Carport Tent

Shop Tour: This Ingenious “Temporary” Woodshop is Made From a Carport Tent

A photo recently posted on social media showed what looked like a well-stocked workshop, with all the power tools and clamps we’d love to have in our own home garages. In that image, one aspect stood out uniquely: Rather than being set in a garage or basement, the shop occupied what appeared to be an […]

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Plan C02 Live

Plan C02 Live

As the pandemic began, we covered the maker’s civic response in a series of articles and videos that we called Plan C. As we now expect a gradual return to normal activity, approaching an end of the pandemic, we call this new series Plan CO2 — how we might get back together safely. The science […]

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We Can’t Stop Watching This DIY Ferrofluid Bluetooth Speaker

We Can’t Stop Watching This DIY Ferrofluid Bluetooth Speaker

Ferrofluid is a mesmerizing material, there’s no doubt about that. We’ve seen plenty of various ways of displaying it, from simply globbing it into a jar and waving magnets at it to building complex displays with microcontroller brains. In this absolutely stunning example Seung Hoon Jung has built a bluetooth speaker with integrated ferrofluid display. […]

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Zmorph’s Industrial 3D Printer Is Ready To Tackle The Toughest Jobs

Zmorph’s Industrial 3D Printer Is Ready To Tackle The Toughest Jobs

With a massive build volume and great price-to-features ratio, Zmorph i500 will improve throughput and productivity. Sponsored by Zmorph Announced two weeks ago – Zmorph releases a completely new product in their portfolio, an industrial 3D printer Zmorph i500. Zmorph is a Polish brand well-known for their line of multitool 3D printers, the latest being […]

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Make:cast – Mister Rogers, a Maker and More

Make:cast – Mister Rogers, a Maker and More

A new book out April 20 looks at the learning science that Fred Rogers used to develop an understanding of the “inner needs of children” and then construct Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood to reflect those needs. The book is called “When You Wonder, You’re Learning” and its authors, Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewski who are with […]

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Sculpting A Giant Troll Head For Your Mantle

Sculpting A Giant Troll Head For Your Mantle

As a television series adaptation of the Pre-Lord of the Rings story is being eagerly awaited by millions around the world, I thought it apt to stir the imaginations of those who have yet to taste the magic of JR Tolkeins world.   I was thinking of all the iconic imagery of The Hobbit and Lord […]

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Maker Faire Kyoto 2021: DIY Desktop Tunes, Molecular Gastronomy, Papercraft Robots…This Weekend

Maker Faire Kyoto 2021: DIY Desktop Tunes, Molecular Gastronomy, Papercraft Robots…This Weekend

The city of Kyoto is renowned for its many temples, the artisans who have flourished there since its heyday as the Imperial capital, its intellectual culture, an inventive and refined cuisine, and the many traditional festivals that mark its calendar. Since 2019, Maker Faire has joined that annual lineup, revealing the city’s thriving culture of […]

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Plan CO2 – A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Plan CO2 – A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Tim Dye of TD Environmental Services is a leading expert in air quality sensors. He knows a thing or two about CO2. When I first started thinking about how we might use CO2 to measure the proper ventilation of indoor spaces, I thought of Tim and his work on air quality monitors.

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Plan CO2: Making A Public Display

Plan CO2: Making A Public Display

When I saw the big emoji (old school - smiley) on Carter Nelson’s RGB Matrix Portal Room CO2 Monitor project on Adafruit, I knew he was on to something. I wished that I would begin seeing more such displays in places like restaurants and shops, not to mention school classrooms, offices and makerspaces in the coming months. In Carter’s Adafruit project, the CO2 monitoring device presents a concise public-health message.

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