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”).

Latest from Becky Stern

Pixels flash in the layers of fabric

Make clothing that lights up when you move! This is a sewing (no soldering) FLORA project using NeoPixels and the FLORA accelerometer/compass module. Read more »


3D-print these soft, flexible spikes and light them up with full-color programmable LEDs Read more »


Make a stylin’ LED timepiece with GPS navigation and compass modes built in. Read more »

A cheap tripod is better than no tripod; for years I used a $15 Sunpak with no complaints. Some fancier models cantilever over your bench, or if your bench is sturdy you can use a clamp-on articulated arm, like my Manfrotto Magic Arm and Super Clamp.

Before you get started making project videos to supplement your DIY adventures, snag some solid advice from an old pro. Read more »


Papercrafts at Adafruit! We’re excited to share this Resistor Helper you can download and make yourself. It’s the newest tool in our Circuit Playground family– when you can’t get to your iPhone or iPad, use paper! One side helps you read 4-band types and the other side takes care of... Read more »


Crafting under pressure is irresistible. This year the Craftzine gals suggested an ornament swap– 12 days before Christmas. With a lot on our plates we all agreed to make time for crafting eight handmade ornaments each, and the deadline made it even more intense. Cheers to speed crafting! Read more »


The following is a checklist of best practices for launching videos on MAKE, CRAFT, and Maker Faire. Read more »