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The holidays are upon us, so here are a few gift ideas for that special person who deserves something cool and interesting fit their unique personality. The Maker Shed is the exclusive US distributor of Gakken products, allowing shoppers to get high-quality kits from Japan without prohibitive overseas shipping costs.... Read more »

The Maker Shed is the exclusive US distributor of Gakken products, allowing shoppers to get high-quality kits from Japan without paying out the nose for shipping costs. Gakken’s kits provide the perfect mix of DIY, science, and history as they entertain as well as educate. Gakken’s popularity is certainly not... Read more »

This week: “One-Chip” Arduino, Making Dot Paintings w/ Bubble Wrap, More Decochari, Recotana’s AVR-based OSC Server, Gundam Bento, Life Preservers Replaced With Recycled DIY Flotation Devices, Making Glasses From the Bottoms of Bottles. “One-Chip” Arduino Make: Japan blog points us to Kosaka’s “One-chip Arduino” project that puts a Lilypad-style Arduino... Read more »

This week: Ardunio-based Anime Sound Glove, World’s Smallest Flapping Wing Flyer?, Rubber Band Gatling Gun, IAMAS Gangu Project, A Picture That Changes Depending on the Source of Light, VR Panorama Shots of Make Tokyo Meeting 02, Arduino PS2 Command Sequencer, Arduino Wrist Watch, Carving a QR Code Into Stone, Art... Read more »

Give the gift of MAKE this year, and spruce up your gift card while you’re at it! For example: Here’s a noise-making card/circuit that I built using a 555 timer IC and some other junk parts I had around the house. The robot “talks” by squeezing the leads of one... Read more »

The Gakken Tea Serving Robot is designed to be a replication of the karakuri zui, an illustrated manual written in the Edo period (1603-1868). This mechanical doll has a tray that holds a cup of tea, and it is designed to approach the guest with the tea, bow his head,... Read more »

In covering DIY technology from Japan, there have been quite a few kits and projects that have come along that would be of interest to makers outside of Japan, but are either not available for overseas ordering, or are available but may be subject to high shipping costs and long... Read more »

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