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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3D Printing Ceramics With The Cerambot Eazao

I backed the first kickstarter that Cerambot put out, a 3d printer capable of printing in ceramics for under $400. That kit was successful and it arrived as stated. Overall, the printer seems fine, but lacked a little refinement. When I saw that they were returning with an updated, and easier to use, version I […]

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Maker Spotlight: Keith Cooper

Maker Spotlight: Keith Cooper

Meet Keith Cooper, maker, comics enthusiast, and one-half of the podcasting duo behind Blerd-ish. Keith and a friend, Mark Wallace, created Blerd-ish in 2017 as a send-up of all things black and nerdy. More than 100 episodes in, they’re still sharing their passion for black nerd culture from their home base in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This week, Keith will […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Ceramic 3D Prints, Tiny Pottery, Modular Robotics

Cool Crowdfunding: Ceramic 3D Prints, Tiny Pottery, Modular Robotics

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 way of sharing some of […]

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Maker Spotlight: Leif Maginnis

Maker Spotlight: Leif Maginnis

It’s always a pleasure when a maker that we’ve met at Maker Faire turns up in an unexpected place. That’s just what happened this week when Maker Faire Bay Area maker Leif Maginnis was put to the test on the History Channel show Assembly Required. Last we saw his work, he was busy in the […]

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Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

As part of a $50 million grant to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2017, the Maker Library & Innovative Learning Complex of the Future is under construction on campus. The new $17.5 million building will house a makerspace open to all students. Austin McChord is the RIT donor and I talk to him in this episode of Make:cast.

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Maker Spotlight: Susan of Mellowpine DIY

Maker Spotlight: Susan of Mellowpine DIY

Name: Susan Where are you located?  We run our office from Seattle What is your day job? I’m a speech pathologist during weekdays. Instagram | Pinterest | Youtube | Website What kinds of stuff do you make? We do DIY Woodworking projects. We focus on easy to do, beginner friendly, furniture projects. We think about […]

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Maker (Faire Producer) Spotlight: Mario Cruz, Tom Pupo & Daisy Pupo

Maker (Faire Producer) Spotlight: Mario Cruz, Tom Pupo & Daisy Pupo

Pulling off a three-day Virtual Maker Faire in the midst of a pandemic is a feat; keeping the making going all year long takes vision and dedication. The team at Miami’s Moonlighter FabLab—co-founders Tom & Daisy Pupo and “Mario The Maker” Cruz—have done all that (and more) and are keeping busy as 2021 unfolds. In […]

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Maker Spotlight: Meet Amelia Buns and Her Open Source 3D Printer Tool Changer

Maker Spotlight: Meet Amelia Buns and Her Open Source 3D Printer Tool Changer

Based in Iran, Amelia is hard at work on a low-cost printhead tool changer for 3D printers, which allows for multi-material 3D prints among other potential functions. A maker of various smart and mechanical builds, her endeavors are impressive, and her creativity and enthusiasm seems boundless. We reached out to find out more about her. […]

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Project Update from Make: Learning Labs

Project Update from Make: Learning Labs

“Innovation is not only about finding a way to use pre-existing theory or solutions into a new problem, it’s also multidisciplinary, has to be practical and it’s not something that people just do on their own” Brian, US  “Before, I thought projects are just for school or work. Now I have a list of projects […]

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Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.

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Make:cast – Making Things That Don’t Yet Exist

Make:cast – Making Things That Don’t Yet Exist

Industrial Designer Neil Cohen How do you transform ordinary stuff into meaningful things, even beautiful things? How you make things that don’t yet exist, something original rather than a copy? That’s the topic of this conversation between New York-based industrial designer Neil Cohen and Dale Dougherty of Make Magazine. “Some of what I do in […]

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Particle Launches New EtherSIM Platform with Free-To-Use Cellular Data

Particle Launches New EtherSIM Platform with Free-To-Use Cellular Data

Today at their online Spectra conference, Particle announced their new cellular-based IoT platform called EtherSIM, which opens their devices to a large network of carriers worldwide and adds the data plans into the Particle platform subscription price for professional users. Alongside, they also unveiled the “Particle Free Plan” which lets smaller users and makers access […]

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Review: Luxonis Oak-D AI Camera with Computer Vision and Image Depth

Review: Luxonis Oak-D AI Camera with Computer Vision and Image Depth

When Microsoft released the Kinect, the first widely available depth camera, artists and makers quickly flocked to it, discovering how to access the camera’s depth data and ability to capture human motion. The result was a slew of new projects that capitalized on an interface that didn’t require a screen, buttons or a mouse. After […]

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Cricut CEO Responds To Controversial Update

Cricut CEO Responds To Controversial Update

Over the weekend, the maker community had many things to say about an update from Cricut that limited the number of jobs your machine could run if you weren’t a paying member of their online service. The community was very outspoken, expressing feelings that this was unfairly limiting machines that they owned, and that had […]

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Cricut’s Unfair Lockdown

Cricut’s Unfair Lockdown

With their latest update, you have to pay to use more than 20 files per month. Here's what's up, and some alternative machines to look at.

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Play the Piper for Pi Day

Play the Piper for Pi Day

Shree Bose shares Piper Make, a browser-based coding platform based on the Raspberry PI Pico and a block-programming interface based on Google Blockly. This new product launches on Pi Day 2021.

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Secret Life of Machines’ Tim Hunkin Is Back With New Web Series

Tim Hunkin holds an oversized cross section of a two-pronged electrical plugThe Secret Life of Machines alum Tim Hunkin is set to unveil a new web series focusing on explaining basic components, called The Secret Life of Components.

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