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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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Project Repat quilt Dolores Park1

Ross Lohr got the idea for his T-shirt-into-quilt company after seeing a fruit vendor in Kenya wearing a shirt that read, "I danced my ass off at Josh's bar mitzvah." Ross' advice to other entrepreneurs: "Don't get too hung up on an idea that you think people are going to... Read more »


This coming Monday, Feb. 24 at 2pm PST, Kevin Kelly (founding executive editor of Wired, former editor/publisher of the Whole Earth Catalog, and founder of the excellent tool review site, Cool Tools) will be chatting in a G+ Hangout with Tim O'Reilly about a number of interesting things, centered around... Read more »

droneposal san francisco

When dreaming of ideas for the perfect marriage proposal for his girlfriend, San Francisco's Jason Muscat wanted something unforgettable. What about having the ring fly in from the sky and land at her feet? Yes. And the vehicle to do it? A hexacopter. Read more »


We’re looking for your Valentine projects and stories in these topic areas: cards & gifts, collaborative project stories, marriage proposal stories, and maker couple stories. If we feature your story/project on the blog, you’ll get a shiny new Maker's Notebook! Read more »


MAKE reader Adam Simpson wrote in asking for project ideas for his old house intercom system. Please share your ideas in the comments on this blog post. Read more »

agnes roboknitter (2)

Agnes Roboknit is a humanoid robot that knits on a circular loom, periodically lifting her head to look side to side and blink. Read more »


Talented MAKE alum Gregory Hayes decorates his home during the holidays with found-object ornaments that he makes, like this charming whale made from northern California coast driftwood. Read more »


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