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Adam Flaherty

Adam Flaherty

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Check out this amazing 18' canoe made from a single sheet of plywood. Resembling a South American "pipante" dugout canoe, Finnish boat builder Hannu Vartiala designed and built his craft, "dug", in an attempt to correct balancing issues he had with a previous design. He's also put up instructions on... Read more »

Some people aren't content with your run-of-the-mill blinking lights. Take, for instance, this Arduino-powered Twitter Monkey from maker Pete Prodoehl. He could have had his script send out an audio alert like everyone else, instead he chose to create this animatronic monkey using an Arduino and a couple of servos.... Read more »

Tokyo-based wireless hacker Akiba of FreakLabs sends word of their latest project, the Freakduino-Chibi, an Arduinoid with open source 802.15.4 protocol stack and integrated radio. Read more »

Born in Budapest, Hungary on November 13, 1906 to a prosperous family, Eva Zeisel (nee Striker) would go on to become one of the most influential industrial designers of the twentieth century. Though she doesn't consider herself an industrial designer, but rather a "maker of useful things", at 104 she... Read more »

Our friends over at iFixit take us on a tour inside the recently released Boxee Box. This oddly shaped box manufactured by D-Link houses media player hardware that runs the popular media management software. It appears to be every bit as interesting on the inside as it does on the... Read more »

If you were ever curious what went on inside one of those tiny guitar-like Paper Jamz toys that clutter the shelves at your local big box store, then you'll find Margery Conner's teardown (literally!) of interest. Printed circuits, capacitive touch, blob-tops; it's a worthy read. Read more »

When I first saw Jessee Rosten's iPad portrait light array I will admit that I wrote it off as a goofy publicity stunt (which it seems to have done well at), but further analysis may have altered my opinion a bit. Who, in their right mind, would waste that much... Read more »


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