Keith Hammond

Keith Hammond

I'm projects editor of MAKE magazine.

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Monitor the skies to spot asteroids and help save the Earth from annihilation by interplanetary projectiles. Read more »

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Going to Mars is humanity’s straight-up toughest engineering challenge yet. Sharpen your skills with these DIY projects, and maybe you’ll get picked for the colony. Read more »


To photograph the stars, you need a gadget that can track the revolving night sky in a perfectly timed arc. Otherwise all you’ll see is streaks and blurs. Read more »


Bikes — they’re the first machine we ever fixed, built, and fell in love with. Emblem of childhood freedom, gateway to mechanical engineering, deliverer of bodily fitness, vanquisher of carbon pollution. Here are 11 great bike projects you can make right now, from the pages of Make:. Glow Bike Express... Read more »

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The first full-sized, mobile, dual-weapon battling MegaBot made its debut at Maker Faire Bay Area on Saturday, firing giant homemade paintballs at a helpless art car (donated for the purpose) and thrilling the crowd with its menacing height and ear-splitting pneumatic cannons. You’ve probably heard about MegaBots, the proposed giant... Read more »


The computer-assisted handheld router makers formerly known as Taktia revealed a smart new design and name to match: Shaper. Their digitally augmented power tools were a sensation at Maker Faire Bay Area last year, and this year’s router is even more impressive, with a clean, integrated design, new touchscreen user... Read more »


STEAMLabs invited kids and families to build crazy Rube Goldberg machines at their brand-new Makerspace in downtown Toronto, and the resulting video is 62 seconds of fun. Makes me think OK Go should just hire these kids to do their next video. STEAMLabs is a non-profit, all-ages Makerspace dedicated to... Read more »