Neat video of California College for the Arts New Materials Resource Center! [via Core77]

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • RocketGuy

    I looked up the glow powder, it’s here:

    As I happen to be doing a concrete project, I just might use it as a night light of sorts (bathroom floor).

    The block at the end seems to be a light pipe application, really cool idea!

  • Trade Show Junkie

    I used to have my own materials library some ten plus years ago. Had 4 four drawer filing cabinets of vendor brochures and a garage full of samples. Had to get rid of it all when I moved north though.

    I had some that glowy powder stuff too. I mixed some in a type of foam used for making prosthetics, poured it into a small bowl-like plate. Boy did the kids have fun tossing that around the yard at night.

    Alas, a Trade Show Junkie no more…

  • noise_is_life

    It would be awesome if they had a regular podcast presenting new materials for people that don’t have the advantage of being nearby.