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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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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 »


Maker Faire is a fantastic event no matter what age you are. Here are some wonderful exhibits geared toward kids! Read more »

Pixeldelic Vest1

Dazzling is the word that comes to mind when you see the Pixeldelic Vest by artist, designer, and maker Joshua Hubert. Read more »

Angela Hawthorne wolf costume Maker Faire Bay Area 2013

13-year-old Angela Hawthorne makes fantastic costumes, including this delightful wolf costume, which she wore to Maker Faire Bay Area 2013. Read more »