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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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There’s something about cardboard that inspires creativity in people of all ages. I enjoyed seeing the many ways cardboard was used at Maker Faire this year, from's Cardboard Village to the delightful walking cardboard sculptures by Kinetic Creatures. You can get your very own Kinetic Creature kit in the... Read more »

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MAKE reader Ian Kimball of Philadelphia shares photos and video of his sugar rocket build experience. "They flew magnificently!" he reports. Next up for Ian and his boys: the Nuclear Fusor. Read more »


From the pages of MAKE's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014: Amazing 3D printed objects and art! Read more »

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From the pages of MAKE's Ultimate Guide to 3D Printing 2014: 3D prints to the rescue! Read more »


PicPaperie sent the MAKE team a sheet of personalized wrapping paper — they pulled a photo from our Instagram feed! It's a pretty fun idea for making the outside of your handmade gift as unique as what's inside. Read more »

Jake and Computer at table

When his computer broke, "Grandpa Jake" decided to make his own replacement, out of wood. The keyboard has real housekeys on it and the printer is a piece of paper with a pencil attached. Read a bit more about this quirky and creative man who lives in a small town... Read more »

airplane halloween costume cardboard

Our friends Ingrid and Nick Dragotta of Howtoons made their son Leo an airplane costume this year: he wore a bomber jacket and hat, and the plane is made of cardboard and tape. The best part? The gauge is actually a peanut butter jar that has a trick-or-treating candy bag... Read more »