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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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 »


Goal: make a musical toy for toddlers that is inspiring, fun, and aurally enjoyable for people of all ages. Read more »

Have you ever wondered what the world looks like from the perspective of a frisbee? We built a FrisbeeCam for last year's Maker Faire Bay Area, and this year we are bringing a new, improved version. Here's how we made it. Read more »

The story of how I made Joris, a knitted plush creature that somewhat resembles a dragon. Read more »

craft T-shirt

While doing some spring cleaning, we came across a stack of Craft T-shirts, so we're conducting a giveaway. Comment on this blog post for a chance to get one of your own. They are collectors' items! Read more »