Hacking the Sonos Ikea Symfonisk Into a High Quality Speaker Amp

As soon as I saw IKEA’s announcement for a $99 Sonos-powered Airplay speaker, I was excited for the possibilities its internals could bring. And oh boy, was I right to be. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to whittle away the woefully inefficient compact speaker unit, and bring it […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Six Axis Robot Arms, Particle Accelerators, AI Cameras, and Hackable Fitness Tracking

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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Quick Look: $250 Resin Printer

A quick look at an incredibly cheap resin printer

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Makerspace Spotlight: Art Design Xchange in Portland Oregon

Tell us a little about your space. ADX is chock full of creative space of all shapes and sizes. Created for people who are tired of working by themselves,  whose rent is getting too expensive, or who are seeking a community of like minded creatives, ADX provides a place to […]

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Maker Spotlight: Blake Hodgson

Name: Blake Hodgson Home: Mission, KS Day Job: Project manager by day, prototype developer by night Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO. How did you get started in making: I have always enjoyed make things, but the catalyst to me making bigger and cooler things started when I joined my […]

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The New Teensy 4.0: Big Brains, Tiny Body

The latest itty bitty powerhouse from PJRC has been released this week. The teensy line of dev boards has hit 4.0! They have managed to keep a tiny footprint, like you’ve come to expect from the Teensy. They’ve gained some serious horsepower thanks to the ARM Cortex-M7 running running at […]

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Maker Spotlight: Kelly Luck

Name: Kelly Luck Home: Kansas City, MO Day Job: Software Developer Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO. How did you get started in making: I used to work staff at various local fan-cons, and would see groups like the R2-D2 builders and be amazed that they could actually build […]

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Maker Spotlight: Shamyl Bin Mansoor

  What is your job? I’m currently the Co-founder and CTO of LearnOBots, an Education Technology company that is promoting Hands on experiential learning in STEAM domains. I design new curriculums, educational kits and programs that are deployed in different cities across Pakistan. Some of our new products are making […]

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Barry Nobles and His Backyard Lunar Lander

How did you get started making? I grew up in a household with extremely crafty parents they were always making things and fixing things. So I’ve always been making things since I was a child. Adding a sail to a gocart.  A mechanical arm. And building a motorhome with my […]

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Maker Spotlight: David Carlile

Name: David Carlile Home: Kansas City, MO. Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City Day Job: Interface Engineer Instagram What inspired you to become a maker? My love of making and tinkering started when I was very young, watching my grandfather work in his woodshop making furniture and hope chests for […]

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Maker Spotight: Michael Curry

Name: Michael Curry Home Town: Kansas City, Missouri Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop Day Job: Consulting Designer – Kansas City Kit Company  I provide design, drafting, and product development services from my office located at the local makerspace, Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO. Check out my Portfolio   How did you […]

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Maker Spotlight: Anne Quinn

Name: Anne Quinn Home: Overland Park, KS. Makerspace: Hammerspace Workshop in Kansas City, MO.  Day Job: Digital machinist & graphic artist  How did you get started in making? I have been a creative for as long as I can remember. I went to UW-Stout for industrial design and UWEC for […]

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Maker Spotlight: Chris Seidel

Name: Chris Seidel Home: Kansas City, Missouri Makerspace: HammerSpace Workshop in Kansas City Day Job: Genomics Scientist at a Research Institute How did you get started in making? When I was 14 my uncle gave me a summer job for his 1-man microwave electronics business in Campbell, California, where I […]

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The Third Manila Mini Maker Faire in the Philippines where DIY is booming

The third mini-maker faire was held on April 22-23 in Manila, the capital of the Philippines. The Mind Museum, which is the venue, is a children’s science museum that offers hands-on exhibits of science. The Mini Maker Fair, which attracted 150 exhibitors, was a heartwarming experience filled with the cheerfulness […]

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The Latest Certified Open Source Hardware: July 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 […]

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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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