Caleb Kraft

Caleb Kraft

Community Editor for Make: I get ridiculously excited seeing people make things. I just want to revel in the creativity of the masses! My favorite thing in the world is sharing the hard work of a maker.

I'd always love to hear about what you're making, so send me an email any time at [email protected]

Latest from Caleb Kraft

Image courtesy of  Joshua John

This year at Maker Faire Bay Area, you’ll have a chance to experience a unique view of the heavenly bodies. Stand as celestial being, a giant observing the solar system, feeling the heat from the flaming star on your face while the planets spin and twist around you. Celestial Mechanica,... Read more »

Boris is built off of a mid 70’s Davis track force 700 model trencher. Gutted to accommodate state of the art servo hydraulics. The Davis machine made the perfect platform for Boris’ sculptural elements and raw destructive power. Boris runs all electric hydraulics and a Futaba 14 channel transmitter.  With 20 gallons of propane and 15 gallons of methanol, Boris is a powerful exhibition of fire and crushing power.

Size: 16′ x 4′ x  7’11”  tall  Weight: 3000 lbs

You may not be able to pick Justin Gray out of a crowd, but if you’ve ever been to the Bay Area Maker Faire, you know his robots. Since the very first Maker Faire, Gray has delighted onlookers with his chaotic creations of rust, steel, fire, and destruction.   Built from... Read more »


The folks at Disney have been exploring some really interesting techniques for fabrication. Their latest is this interesting method of 3D printing with fabric. The process is best described as an automated system for assembling laser cut layers of fabric. Their machine resembles a tiny assembly line more than a... Read more »


“Does it move?” This is one of the most common questions you’ll hear if you happen to be standing near Gilly, a giant stainless steel sculpture by Orion Fredricks. The swooping curves, anatomically inspired construction, and lifelike posture make it feel as though Gilly is about to turn and look... Read more »

The mockup being brought to Maker Faire

If you’ve ever had chickens, you know that the morning trip out to acquire fresh eggs can sometimes be less than pleasant, especially if it is raining or cold out. Leo Southam, 9, decided to do something about that unpleasant trip. He rigged up a simple gutter system to deliver... Read more »

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of attending a home appliance hackathon at GE’s FirstBuild facility in Louisville, Kentucky. If you’re anything like me, you’re probably wondering how anyone really could go about “hacking” an appliance. I was pleasantly surprised, and I think you will be too. Lets start... Read more »

Project Daffodil is a fun project that mixes pop-up books and electronics, with the goal of getting girls into STEM. Their initial project follows a young princess named Cassie who has to complete various tasks along with her pet dragon to restore light to her castle. This isn’t just your... Read more »