Laura Cochrane

Laura Cochrane

I'm a DIY editor at Instructables and I used to be an editor at MAKE and CRAFT. I like hiking, biking, rock climbing, and etymology.

Latest from Laura Cochrane

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 »


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 »

Lindsay Lawlor and Russell the Giraffe bring a smile to President Obama's face this morning at the White House Maker Faire.

Russell the Giraffe brought a huge smile to President Obama's face this morning on the White House lawn. Read more »

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"Girls can do engineering if they believe in themselves and try." — Sage, age 6 -- AnnMarie Thomas and her 6-year-old daughter Sage are excited to share Squishy Circuits at the White House Maker Faire. Sage even made her own dress for the occasion, with pink (red), white, and aqua... Read more »

lisa fetterman radish

San Francisco maker pro Lisa Q. Fetterman is excited about her ticket to White House Maker Faire tomorrow. Read more »