Everything You Wanted To Know About Building A Shipping Container Home

As makers, we have a tendency to escalate our vision. Each project idea seems to get a little more complex, a little more grandiose in scale. Ben Uyeda of Homemade modern is no different. We’ve followed along for years as he and his friends have constructed various cleverly designed pieces […]

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The Radical City: Maker Faire and Burning Man at DOKK1 This Weekend In Aarhus

Every Maker Faire around the globe is a unique reflection of the community it’s based in. One of the aspects that informed the world’s first Maker Faire, Maker Faire Bay Area, is the large and vibrant local Burning Man community. Maker Faire Bay Area is fortunate to have had a […]

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Constructing A Steel and Leather Stool

Sometimes it can be fun to take one concept and then put an interesting twist on it. Tyler Bell runs with this concept with his high quality leather and steel stool. The design is reminiscent of those cheap camping stools that unfold into the low profile triangular shape to make […]

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Johnny’s Ultimate Desk Is Both Minimal and Feature Packed

So many of us spend hours and hours at our desks. If you could build exactly what you wanted, what would that be? Johnny from Johnny Builds set out to build his ultimate dream desk and his results were pretty impressive. To start off, he set a list of things […]

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40 Laser Cutter Projects To Take You From Beginner To Advanced

Laser cutters are amazing. They’re fast, versatile, and accurate. But simply having a cutter at your disposal isn’t enough. You need to be familiar with the skills necessary to take advantage of the tool. May from Grey Lightning has put together this quick guide of 40 laser cutter tutorials you […]

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Weekend Watch: Emily’s Electric Oddities

A couple weeks ago, Donald Bell gushed about a very cool project called the “lissajukebox” during his weekly youtube show Maker Update. It was quite pretty (you can find it below), and it introduced me to Emily Velasco. Since then I crossed paths with another cool project or two on […]

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Old Meets New In This Rustic Styled Monster Of A Computer

Rick LaFaver of Wood.Work.Life had a cool concept in mind when he saw this slab of walnut. He envisioned a waterfall style desk, where the grain flows across the top and then down one side like a waterfall. He also envisioned some giant dovetails in the design. In this first […]

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Sneak Behind the Scenes on a Historic Disney Ride in This Moving Documentary

The mini-documentary Remain Seated Please tells the story of two youthful Disney fans, Hoot and Chief, who strike up a friendship based on their fascination for theme parks, and leads into them discovering a not-quite-recommended way of getting into the inner-workings of the massive EPCOT ride “Horizons.” The video takes […]

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This Servo Driven Word Clock Creatively Mixes Light and Motion

  You’re probably already familiar with the term “word clock”. If not, just imagine a jumble of words, and you light up the particular ones that happen to represent the current time. It is a cool concept and we’ve seen many, many variations ranging from slapdash constructions to fine woodworking. […]

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Using a Maker Mindset to Shape a Successful Career

In 2018, only 26 percent of the workers in “computer and mathematical occupations” were women, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but did you know that 46 percent of Quick Base builders are women? In an industry where app development is a predominantly male occupation, we’re proud […]

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Which Development Board Is Right For Your Project? A Quick Guide

Having trouble figuring out just which dev board to choose for your next project? Well, the hard truth is that there is no easy answer. There are simply so many options out there and multiple ones will likely work for the idea you have. Angela Melick has offered up a […]

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Steampunk, Robots, and Comics: a Weekend of Making Across Germany!

This coming weekend, March 23 & 24th, three separate Maker Faires will inspire, instruct, and delight audiences of all ages across Germany. With no fewer than 12 events this year, it is evident that the German public has a rich choice of making experiences and The 4th edition of Maker Faire […]

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KiCon, The First KiCad Conference Is Coming To Chicago

On April 26 and 27 in Chicago, The very first KiCon is going to be commencing. This event, focused on the open source electronics design software KiCad is going to offer not only a community gathering but crash courses and even talks on advanced topics.  Chris Gammell shared a bit […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Raspberry Pi Robotic Arm, Benchtop CNC, Remote Controls, and Little Bots

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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5 3D Prints To Save you Money

It is no secret that we love 3D printing here at Make:. We tend to focus on the cooler and more outstanding prints, but the fact is that these are useful tools that can save you money. Joe Makes took some time to put together a video to show off […]

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The Sights and Sounds of Maker Faire Tokyo

There's something about Japan and electronics that go hand and hand, and there may be no better showcase of that than Maker Faire Tokyo.

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This Table Mixes Steel and Wood For A Modern Twist

Join Tyler Bell as he goes through the process of building this sleek looking modern industrial table. At a glance, it appears pretty simple, but as you dig in you start to see that this thing is super tough. The legs and frame are steel and the accent of the […]

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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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