Plan C Live: Maker Response To Covid-19 In The UK

Join Dale Dougherty of Make: Community and Valeria Dammicco and Lucia Corsini, researchers at Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) at Cambridge University to talk with some of the central activators, innovators, and organizers of the open source and maker response to COVID-19 in the UK and, as the pandemic evolves, discuss the future of these […]

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Arcade In A Briefcase

Carry this fully functional arcade machine anywhere in its integrated, foldable case

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First Look: The Sienci Long Mill Benchtop CNC Router

Benchtop CNC mills are a great entry point for poeple wanting to use the tools, but who also don’t have a massive shop or massive budget. We’ve seen a few over the years in this size range – under 4 foot by 4 foot. The Longmill by Sienci is a […]

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Makers Wanted: Help Keep 3D Printers Unlocked

Every three years, the US Copyright Office gets to make it legal to break Digital Rights Management (DRM, also known as digital locks) in certain situations.

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PLAN C LIVE: Re-Opening Makerspaces in Libraries

As the process of re-opening offices and stores in local communities continues, libraries and library makerspaces are beginning to re-open as well. This week’s Plan C Live program looks at the challenges and strategies for libraries in reopening thier makerspaces to the public. We hear from libraries around the US […]

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How to Paint Street Murals: Tips from DC

Much admired and quickly imitated in dozens of cities across the nation, the Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Washington, D.C. was painted on June 5 in just hours, by team of D.C. city workers, eight artists who remain anonymous, and volunteer passers-by. If you’d like to paint a […]

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Mycroft: The Open Source Private Voice Assistant On Raspberry Pi

Mycroft is an open source voice assistant that respects your privacy. With Mycroft you can listen to music, check the weather, set timers or alarms, ask questions about the world, and much, much more. Unlike other assistants, however, Mycroft is the voice assistant you can trust. Mycroft is private by […]

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A Quick Download From Ubuntu’s New Library Instantly Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into An “Appliance”

There are so many of us who are drawn into the world of Raspberry Pi’s and similar tiny cheap computers by the shear potential that they hold. The thoughts of having this tiny dirt cheap system that could be ANYTHING! And many of us found that we really weren’t that […]

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Caitlan’s Maker Chain Connects Over 60 WoodWorkers Around The World

We just love a good community project that brings people together. This one was thought up by Catlan the Cat, who you might recall from her Maker Spotlight. Her idea was simple. She was going to publish dimensions of a single link in a chain, to be turned from wood. […]

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Plan C Live: The Keys To Re-Opening Makerspaces

As the process of re-opening offices and stores in local communities, makerspaces are beginning to re-open as well. This week’s Plan C Live program looks at the challenges and strategies for re-opening community makerspaces to members and the public. Certainly, new safety protocols are needed but is it also time […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: DIY Scanning Microscopes, Robot Kits, And Yarn Spinning

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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Open Source Hardware Certifications For May 2020

May was quite a month for open hardware certifications; multiple open hardware friendly companies are now certifying their entire product lines. This month alone Adafruit, Watterott, and Olimex all have added multiple products. I did a quick check of the number of certifications in 2020. In January only 25 projects […]

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Make Change: How-To’s for Effective Peaceful Protest

Taking to the streets in peaceful protest is a sacred right of all Americans, enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Here’s how to make what you need for safe, peaceful, and effective protest. This list is just a start. Stay healthy out there! SIGNS, BANNERS, EFFIGIES, PERFORMANCE Making […]

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Watch This Youtuber Dismember Popular Devices to Make See-Through Gadgets

As an adolescent in the mid-80s, I got a see-through Swatch watch (with translucent green trimming) that showed the internal structures and the gears in motion. It was my favorite, and ever since then I’ve been a big fan of clear casings on electronics. I often wonder why they’re not […]

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Plan C Live: Fix It Yourself – Repair in a Pandemic

This week’s Plan C Live program looks at how more people are fixing things themselves or with help from others. The pandemic (and accompanying recession) has increased the need to be able to repair household items and replace components or upgrade devices. The Internet, of course, has a wealth of […]

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Face Jam: Evade Facial Recognition

Keep clear from recognition algorithms with these methods.

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Plan C Live: GetUsPPE.Org and FindtheMasks.com

In solidarity with the Black community and with respect for and in light of the murders of countless African-Americans including George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Sean Reed, and Ahmaud Arbery, Nation of Makers and Make: Community are participating in The Show Must Be Paused on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 as a […]

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Making Quick and Accurate Shapes With A Desktop CNC Foam Cutter

When I was last at Maker Faire Rome, I saw this really cool machine that was cutting foam boards with precision. I really liked how it gave another method of working with easily sourced materials very quickly and easily, so I kept an eye on them. They’re now ready to […]

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PLAN C LIVE: The PRINTtoPROTECT Coalition of California’s Central Valley

Date: May 28 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET Register join the live Zoom session. You can also just tune into our youtube channel to watch the panel live when it happens. This week’s Plan C Live program features PRINTtoPROTECT, a grassroots effort of local makers working with community partners […]

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Quick Look: The Creality CR6 – SE 3D Printer

Creality is currently running a kickstarter for their latest printer, the CR 6-SE. This machine is a solid upgrade from some of their previous models, bringing some modern features such as power failure resume and auto bed leveling to the table. Watch the video to see it in action and […]

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Your Guide to Virtually Maker Faire

Q. What is Virtually Maker Faire? Virtually Maker Faire is a 24-hour online event, consisting of online video sessions and a curated collection of maker projects, many of which were developed in response to Covid-19. LIke any Maker Faire, it is a showcase of what people are doing right now, […]

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Join the Chinese Community for the Greatest Show And Tell On Virtually Maker Faire 2020

Virtually Maker Faire organized by Make: Community will take place on May 23, 2020, globally and virtually. With the theme “Featuring Makers Responding to COVID-19″, there will be 24 hours of Presentations, Workshops, Demos, and Exhibits across all time zones. It means that we could enjoy and experience the greatest […]

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Plan C: An Asylum Saves Us

In such a crazy time, a place that calls itself an Asylum seems normal, and more productive and purposeful than most places in responding to shortages of medical supplies due to Covid-19. Here are people who think of themselves as creatives and makers, but they are usually seen as a […]

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Hello DrinkBot!

Use a Raspberry Pi to build the “Hello World” of cocktail robotics

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Design Your Own “Makey” Robot, Win A Lifetime Subscription!

We absolutely love our little robot mascot, affectionately dubbed “Makey”. We especially love seeing all the variations that people have created out there in the world. To that end, we are launching a contest where you design your own Makey, and you could win a lifetime subscription among other prizes. […]

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Plan C Live: UV-C Light Boxes and Decontamination Solutions

  Decontamination is its own practice — the removal of pathogens from rooms, equipment and PPE.  Effective decontamination also allows for re-use of PPE such as masks. There are various methods used in decontamination, many of them requiring expensive equipment.  Using UV-C lights is one method and we’ll discuss with […]

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  Project Community Profile: Hackaday.io

We invited our friends at Hackaday to take us on a tour of their platform, contests, and annual gathering and to share some of their favorite projects

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Diné Maker Faire on the Navajo Nation

Any Maker Faire is a reaffirmation that we’re all born to make — that’s what makes us human in the first place. It’s also a celebration of making’s past and future, where traditional crafts meet new technology. And there’s nothing like attending a Faire in another country to really fire […]

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