Craig Couden

Craig Couden

Craig is a human man. Definitely a doubt about it! Let's do human things together, fellow humans!

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fractal wood burning finished

  The Backyard Scientist (who you may remember pouring molten aluminum into a watermelon) has a very cool how-to for burning Lichtenberg fractal patterns into pieces of plywood using electricity. Not only is the process mesmerizing (as you can see above), but the resulting patterns are beautiful. Two microwave oven... Read more »

Microsoft came to Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 with an array of projects centered around interactivity and fun. Faire-goers got hands-on time with a human-sized keyboard (á la FAO Shwartz) and a Selfie Curtain that uses a Windows 10 app to capture images and display them on a huge RGB... Read more »

The Jellyfish Inspired Fiber Optic Dress  by Natalie Walsh. Photographed by Audrey Love

Illuminated clothing is one of the more, ahem, visible branches of wearable technology, so itʼs no surprise that a few feet of EL wire can turn heads and add an extra dimension to your outfit. But take note: Itʼs not how bright you are, itʼs how stylish you look in... Read more »


Powder based 3D printers are on the verge of hitting the mainstream desktop market. Here are 5 printers to keep an eye on in 2014. Read more »

Sam Schickler at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 with Printrbot's Brooke Drumm and fellow Maker Club student Alexander. Via Tales of a 3D Printer

Berkeley, California students Jane Yarnell and Sam Schickler, along with their science teacher Christine Mytko, brought 3D printed scans of microscopic surfaces to the White House Maker Faire. Read more »

via HiveLearningNYC

Running from July–September, Maker Party is a series of volunteer-led "pop up" events that teach about the web through hands-on learning and making. Read more »


We’re in the final stretch of public voting for the Make: The Shot Camera Challenge, which ends today Tuesday May 20 at 11:59pm PT. Read more »