Titancraft Lets You Create Custom Creatures For 3D Printing

I’m always looking for interesting now sources for fun 3d prints.  This fun little site called Titancraft Minis popped up and I hopped in to give it a try and was blown away! You can create and customize monsters, then download them for free (or have them printed and shipped). […]

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Building A Portable Air Quality Monitor

Air quality is on a lot of people’s minds right now, especially if you’re on the West coast of the US. Mike Winter was putting together a system to measure and display the air quality and had an idea to make it portable and partially wrist mounted. His results were […]

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Quick Look: The Tormach XS Tech CNC Router

We finally got a chance to play with Tormach’s desktop learning system.  this was a fun little piece of equipment and presented some interesting approaches to a desktop milling experience. Tormach looks to be focusing mainly on education with this unit. It ships not only with the mill but with […]

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Plan C Live: From Invention to Innovation: Maker Incubators During Covid-19

In his book How Innovation Works, Matt Ridley defines invention and innovations as different things.  The creation or invention of a product is not the same as developing a product that meets a need and becomes useful. For makers, this often means making the transition from prototype to product, as well […]

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Maker Spotlight: Engineer Emily

  Name  Emily Where are you located?  South Carolina What is your day job?  Senior Mechanical Engineering Student Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace?  Most everything of what I work on is done in my college apartment. I have two 3D printers and most all of my tools are kept in […]

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Doing Experimental Science at Home

With distance learning happening in many schools, what can you do to teach or learn about science? As you might expect, at Make: we believe that the best way to learn these subjects is through experiential, hands-on learning. In other words, “learning by doing.” If you want to learn science, […]

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Plan C Live: Economic Recovery from the Bottom Up

Plan C Live: Rebuilding the Economy from the Bottom Up Plan C Live: Rebuilding the Economy from the Bottom UpTwo significant economic indicators currently point in opposite directions: Unemployment is at a record high and so is the stock market. While this dichotomy reflects certain changes in traditional economic models, […]

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DIY Fog Projection Screen

Low-cost and lightweight, this indoor-outdoor screen looks awesome and adapts to the weather

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UniMaker Goes Virtual and Free, September 7-8

The yearly conference UniMaker, hosted by the University of Sheffield is joining the online masses and going virtual this weekend. If you’re connected with making and involved in education, you’re going to find a veritable smorgasbord of interesting talks and topics to consume. Of course we’re a little biased, and […]

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Plan C Live: Building Resilient Communities

A resilient community can use available resources to respond to, withstand, and recover from adverse situations. A fast and flexible civic response to COVID-19 has demonstrated the need for communities to self-organize and  connect people in groups to solve problems together.  In this discussion, we look back at the COVID-19 […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Robo Dogs, Beautiful Retro Computing, and CNC Routers

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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Driving Fashion With Brain Waves: The Pangolin

At ARS Electronica this past weekend, Anouk Wipprecht’s latest creation was announced. Project Pangolin is a creative approach to a brain computer interface or BCI. It uses this very interesting scale looking sensor array to read 1,024 points of data -brain waves –  and convert them to lights and motion […]

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Top YouTube Makers Discuss Making Projects on Video with Make: magazine

YouTube’s content covers a broad range of topics, including the many facets of making, and over the years we’ve seen a number of creators establish themselves and their skills on the platform. So what does it take to become a successful YouTube maker? In the new issue of Make: magazine […]

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Experimentation, Shop Talk, and the 501st Legion at the First Virtual Maker Faire Miami

2020 has been a difficult year. As folks are struggling to survive through the challenges wrought by a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and social unrest, we asked ourselves if an event would even be appropriate right now. After postponing the event twice, we had numerous meetings about the role of […]

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3D Printing and Cross Stitch Meet in a Creative Keycap

The marriage of traditional crafts and new technologies is always a source of inspiration. The creative melding of old and new, can truly be inspirational. Billie Ruben as come up with a surprisingly simple project that pulls off a new and interesting combination, cross stitch for your keyboard. Thee keycaps […]

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Empire State Maker Faire 2020 Call For Makers Is Open

Calling all makers! A pandemic can’t keep makers from doing what they love and seven New York State Maker Faires are collaborating to create a showcase for all of them! Rochester, Long Island, Buffalo, Fredonia, Twin Tiers (Corning), Syracuse, and World Maker Faire New York are joining forces, in conjunction […]

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Why Makers Are Crucial to America’s Economic Recovery

We welcome a new monthly column by Victor Hwang, formerly VP of Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation., who has started an initiative to encourage more people to “start something” and become “starters.” – Dale Makers are amazing hobbyists and hackers, but they are much more than that. Makers are also […]

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Plan C: A Homeless Maker in San Francisco

I brought him several cartons of cigarettes, a half-dozen bagels and a phone charger. He walked up to my car wearing a black mask over a reddish beard and said: “Let’s go to Costco.” He offered to sit in the back seat and, once he got in, he apologized if […]

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Get Your Fix at Virtual Maker Faire Miami 2020 This Weekend!

It’s clear that a pandemic can’t keep makers from doing what they do best and Virtual Maker Faire Miami kicks off tonight at 6:30pm ET to celebrate the spirit of ingenuity, creativity, and fun of the maker community. Maker Faire Miami producer-maker-hacker-inventor Mario Cruz, and his team from Moonlighter Makerspace, […]

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July’s Freshly Certified Open Hardware Projects

The month of July had a number of new and notable projects certified as open source hardware that are worth checking out. This month saw fewer projects certified than in previous months; and it appears that the initial rush by the likes of AdaFruit, Sparkfun, and Olimex to certify their […]

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Plan C Live: Rapid Deployment Vaccine Collaborative (RadVac)

With a global pandemic showing few signs of abating, citizen science has gained a new focus: a COVID-19 vaccine. The possibility of a vaccine as a magic bullet to the pandemic looms large in the public imagination, inciting both hope and fear. And, as billions of dollars in development money […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: DIY Retro Gaming, Cute Telepresence, And Micro Printers

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Skillbuilder: Midi For Makers

The 38-year-old standard for musical instrument interfacing is still a useful tool for tunes and art alike

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Get Ready For Maker Camp: Coding + Cooking + Craft + Circuits

This week and next Maker Camp has an incredible line up of sessions to stretch your imagination, tingle your tastebuds, teach you new tricks and tech! Last chance Maker Camp sessions! There’s still time to code your own chase scene and make some marvelous meringues! Chefology: Marvelous Meringues: Master kitchen […]

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Set Up Your Own Private Smart Home

Smart home products, like dumb ones, fall into a couple different categories: there’s “fun and entertaining” and then there’s “practical.” Fun stuff when made smart tends to offer me the benefit of convenience; for example, I can ask a smart speaker to play my choice of music. Practical products can […]

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PLAN C LIVE: Educational Kits

Kits enable making. They are especially good for beginners and young makers.  They are also a convenience for parents who want to encourage children to start making but don’t have time to track down tools and supplies. The number of kits and the different types of kits by and for […]

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Microcontrollers, Meet MicroBlocks

Physical Computing Software For Education That Runs Live, On The Microcontroller

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First Impressions of The Bantam Desktop CNC Mill

I was really excited to see this mill pop up, and very happy I got to borrow one for a couple weeks to try it out. In my mind, the Bantam desktop cnc mill represents a positive move, where cnc milling is getting more approachable by normal people. Bantam have […]

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