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Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I'm an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, and etymology.

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treehouse

Perched high in a coniferous tree in Sandpoint, Idaho sits a hexagonal treehouse, handmade by 23-year-old Ethan Schlussler. During the build process, he grew tired of climbing up and down the ladder over and over. So he created a treehouse elevator, using his mom’s old bicycle. The elevator is a... Read more »

cardboard wheelbarrow3

Rather than buying a cheaply made toy wheelbarrow for his toddler son, Alfonso made his own out of cardboard, in 5 minutes. Read more »

M40_Art-Bot_MOE

Picture it: A giant supermarket claw machine, but instead of a metal hand with a frustratingly weak grip, it’s a real-life chainsaw. In place of stuffed animals, there are stumps of wood on the cutting floor, ready for ripping. Read more »

makey in the city

Attention young makers: Want a chance to win some cool Maker Camp swag? Make a paper sculpture of Makey, snap a photo of him out in the wild, and share it! Read more »

Omar_8673

The location-based solution developer presents their new SketchUp Scan and Through the Wall apps for Project Tango at Google I/O today. Trimble's Omar Soubra stopped by the Make: office to give us a sneak peek! Read more »

Coco Kaleel and Annika O'Brien, weeks after they first met.

"Having to explain the principles of soldering forced me to reassess my methods and ultimately made me much better at soldering," says roboticist Annika O'Brien, on the mutually beneficial effects of teaching your skills to others. Read more »

evan el pulpo mecanico drawing

"I'm proud that he included the propane tank in the drawing. His curiosity led him to figure out what made the thing work," says Evan's father. Read more »

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