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One crisp Autumn afternoon I had the privilege of joining MAKE founder Dale Dougherty as he used his wooden apple press to make cider from the apples that grow on his property. Dale has been making cider for over 20 years and since this was only my second time making... Read more »


What do you do when you want a CNC machine, but don’t have the room or the funds for a massive professional machine to build your custom parts? I found myself in the same dilemma, so I chose to scale down my purchase and invest in a manual mill that... Read more »


Before moving off to college I wanted to build something that would be suitable as a kitchen table and double as my desk for studying. It needed to be sturdy and robust enough to last through college and for the years to come, yet I did not want to build... Read more »


By Nick Raymond Photos by Gunther Kirsch & Nick Raymond Working at MAKE is anything but boring. On any given day, someone might walk into the MAKE Labs and say, “So I was thinking about building [fill in the blank], can you help me?” The people here are open to the... Read more »

Photo by Cody Pickens

Our online virtual summer camp, Maker Camp, has been getting unprecedented access to places like NASA, NatGeo, and the Smithsonian. Tomorrow is no exception. We will be broadcasting live from Adam Savage’s Man Cave. He will show us his epic setup, and we will ask him all about his life... Read more »

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As expected, Google I/O 2012 started off with a bang. After unveiling the Nexus Q, Nexus 7 tablet,  and Android 4.1 Jellybean operating system, everyone broke into work sessions. At the end of the first day of meetings and presentations, my brain was abuzz with new ideas. And I was exhausted. But the night was not over, not... Read more »