Latest from Mark Frauenfelder


Russell Johnson, who played “The Professor” on Gilligan’s Island, has died at the age of 89. He was a childhood hero of mine, and I loved his breadth of knowledge, resourcefulness, and positive outlook. I’m certain he had a huge influence on my choices in life. Thanks, Professor! Read more »


From the pages of MAKE's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014: MAKE Editor-In-Chief Mark Frauenfelder talks to Bre Pettis about MakerBot, Stratasys, and the future of 3D printing. Read more »


Perfect weather brought a huge crowd to the Palazzo Congressi in Rome for the second day of Rome Maker Faire: The European Edition. I wandered up and down the marble lined halls of the building and discovered many innovative and pleasingly-designed creations. Read more »

Custom built test rig Brutus

Have you seen this impressive video that shows what happens when you drop a steel ball onto a piece of Gorilla Glass 2 (used in the display of many smart phones, including the iPhone) with and without the protection of a clear polymer material called Rhino Shield? Rhino Shield was... Read more »

MAKE magazine Editor-in-Chief Mark Frauenfelder interviews MakerBot co-founder (and MAKE alum) Bre Pettis about 3D printing, scanning, and how exiciting it is to be a maker right now. Read more »


Live interview with MakerBot's Bre Pettis on Monday 9/16 Read more »


Here are working prototypes of devices that use data generated by OpenXC, an open source platform developed by Ford that allows people to connect Arduinos, tablets, and smartphones to streams of data being generated by a vehicles. Read more »