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


Build a super accurate, scaled 3D-model of a polypeptide chain that can be folded into all the basic protein structures, using 3D-printed parts. 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 »


Louis Pelissier upcycled components from old computers to make a festive, red and green Christmas wreath. He spelled out "Merry Christmas" with keyboard keys, and made a red bow out of Cat5 network cable. Read more »