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Michael Castor

Michael Castor

I am the Evangelist for the Maker Shed. It seems that there is no limit to my making interests. I'm a tinkerer at heart and have a passion for solving problems and figuring out how things work. When not working for Make I can be found falling off my unicycle, running in adverse weather conditions, skiing down the nearest hill, restoring vintage motorcycles, or working on my car.

Latest from Michael Castor


After picking up a vintage Delta Homecraft wood lathe from a garage sale, Chris decided to convert to CNC using an Arduino: I found an old lathe at a garage sale and decided to turn it into a router lathe for cutting spirals, flutes and threads. Initially, I considered using... Read more »


Have you ever had one of those "why didn't I think of that" moments? I had one the first time I saw Adafruit's Perma-Proto Breadboards, now available in the Maker Shed. Read more »


If you liked the original Solder: Time Watch Kit, you'll love the feature packed Solder: Time II! It features an impressive LED matrix display and is reprogrammable using the Arduino IDE. Read more »


Join Maker Camp for Field Trip Friday as they travel to CERN to get an inside peek at the HLC and the CMS Experiment! Read more »

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This giant-size version of Operation from Brian of the Lansing Makers Network was an absolute hit at Maker Faire Detroit. The game is played just like the original and uses scaled up pieces and kitchen tongs as tweezers. Read more »

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The Angel Box tunable glass armonica is a crystal wine glass mounted to an old Heathkit turntable. Gliding your fingers over the rim causes it to make a tone that can be influenced by the amount of water in the glass. Read more »


Ever since the MakerBot Replicator was released there are been delays getting your hands one one. No any more! They are available for immediate shipping from the Maker Shed. Read more »


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