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.

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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 »


Underneath the food-stained shell of your electric mixer lies a thoughtfully designed world of utilitarian elegance. Read more »

Jeri Ellsworth showing off her castAR augmented reality glasses.

castAR bridges the gap between the physical world and the virtual world by combining projected augmented reality, true virtual reality, and true augmented reality in a magical pair of glasses. Read more »

Crafteeo helmets

"When kids put this on, you see their former self just kind of melt away, and they become this heroic self." Read more »

The Trashion Show crew, striking a pose

We saw some clever couture at Maker Faire Bay Area this year, from a Dalek walker to a quadcopter hat. Here are 25 of our favorites. Read more »