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Jason Babler

Jason Babler

I'm the Creative Director of Make: magazine, and I love to sculpt monsters and toys.

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I felt a little guilty (at first) about buying and reading Harrison’s Krix’s excellent ebook, Painting and Weathering for Props and Replicas. Part of being a maker is discovery by making, and this guy decided to take all his years of success (or rather, failures) and teach us all how to... Read more »

iLuminate: technology meets dancing

A beautiful day at World Maker Faire, at the New York Hall of Science. Neon dancers, cardboard raptors, and toy car racing: it all makes sense at a Maker Faire. Here are a few of our favorite photographs from day one!   Read more »

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We have been chronicling our prop building for 2K’s Evolve video game, and we are down to the last two weapons! We journaled the Lazarus Device and the Harpoon Gun and all the final weapons will be revealed next week! The Laser Cannon: All these guns have followed the the same basic building steps. Simply... Read more »

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  In case you haven’t been following our little Make: Believe project with 2K, we’ve taken up the challenge of recreating four weapons from the game in real life (based on art files provided by the game developers). That’s largely thanks to the help of Shawn Thorsson’s maniacal work ethic... Read more »

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In case you didn’t see it last week, Make: magazine announced we are working with 2K to build real-world versions of some sci-fi guns for their upcoming game, “Evolve”. Prop builder extraordinaire, Shawn Thorsson, walks us through the first weapon he’s creating, The Medic’s “Lazarus Device”: The Medic Here is the... Read more »

It all started with a phone call from a buddy over at 2K:  “Do you know of anyone who can build four real-world props from an upcoming sci-fi videogame?” I quickly replied, “Are you talking about Evolve?” Before he could even finish saying “yes” I was already talking about how... Read more »

Anna Kaziunas France lights up a BEETHEFIRST printer.

The Make: magazine crew has landed in Youngstown, Ohio and we are busy setting up 23 3D printers for review! Led by our Digital Fabrication Editor, Anna Kaziunas France, (and 17 testers from around the world) we will start testing Friday morning, and will continue throughout the weekend. We’ve partnered up... Read more »