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

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MAKE kits, books, wearables, as well as Printerbot and Ultimaker 3D printers, and RaspberryPi, Arduino and BeagleBone boards all for sale this weekend at Maker Faire Kansas City 2013. Read more »

Flipbookit200

We've had an influx of new arrivals in the Maker Shed lately and rather than tell you about them one blog post at a time, we thought it'd be more fun to post several at once! Read more »

MAKEArduinoUNOFront

We worked closely with the good folks at Arduino to bring you these Make: Special Edition Arduino Unos, now available in the Maker Shed! Functionally, they are identical to a regular Arduino Uno R3 (with SMD microcontroller) but feature exclusive Make branding to set them apart from the rest. Read more »

MFBA7 copy

The new Arduino Robot was available at Maker Faire for the first time and now we have a limited number of them available online in the Maker Shed! The Arduino Robot is the first robotics platform officially supported by Arduino.cc and arrives fully assembled and nearly ready to run. Read more »

MKSKL17-2

Spikenzie Labs has a reputation for making innovative, wonderfully designed kits and their new Telegraph Decoder and Calculator Kits are no exception! Both are available now in the Maker Shed. Read more »

boxbot

This tutorial series from our friends over at EZ-Robot shows you how you can build your own robot using items from around the house (like cardboard boxes) and the EZ-Robot Complete Kit (available in the Maker Shed). The resulting "BoxBot" not only looks cute, it's quite capable! Read more »

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