Latest from Mark Frauenfelder


Rob Cockerham used SolidWorks to scale up a small model of a Star Wars AT-ST so he could make it into a Halloween costume. Read more »


How to use Kerkythea an open-source rendering application for making realistic 3D images, to render printed circuit board designs. Read more »


If you search Google for "how to preserve a jack-o'-lantern" you'll get literally dozens of different preservation techniques. Here were just a few recommendations I came across: Read more »


This summer the folks who produce Dark Rye, the online magazine for Whole Foods Markets, came to my house in Los Angeles, and shot a video profile of my daughters and me working on different projects. We made a guitar out of a metal lunchbox, a skateboard, and soap molded... Read more »


Ian Gonsher is an artist, designer, and educator who studies and teaches the creative process at the School of Engineering at Brown University. Today, he sent me photos of these attractive geometric structures he made from drinking straws and wooden coffee stirrers while sitting in a coffee shop this weekend.... Read more »


This Piranha plant circuitboard keychain lights up when you plug it into a USB port. Read more »

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"A strange creature races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life" Read more »