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


One of the best parts about the MaKey MaKey is that anyone can pick it up and use it right out of the box. But what happens when you put in the hands of a musical professional? Read more »


Here in the Maker Shed there's a lot of love for Spikenzie Labs' Solder: Time Watch Kit. It's easy to build and the finished product looks as well as it functions. Now through Sunday at midnight, it's 30% off, making it even more attractive! Read more »


By now most of the people affected by winter storm Nemo have unburied themselves from the snow. I'm sure many of them won't want to see snow again for a very long time, let alone shovel it. Which is why now is the perfect time to start building your robotic... Read more »


What's a useless machine you ask? It's a machine that when switched on, switches itself back off. So simple yet promises hours of entertainment and fun for the whole family! From now until Sunday this Maker Shed favorite kit is $10 off. Don't miss out! Read more »


Kevin Osborn was tired of worrying about getting dust from his ShapeOko CNC mill into his computer. Using a Raspberry Pi and an AlaMode shield he can now send G-Code to the machine over his wireless network, leaving his computer clean and available for other tasks. According to Kevin, "this... Read more »


Still haven't picked up an Ultimate Arduino Microcontroller Pack? Sunday at Midnight PST is your last chance to save $30 on this kit, the equivalent for getting an Arduino FREE! Read more »


One of the best things about the Ultimate Microcontroller Pack is that there's a multitude of projects you can do without sourcing additional components. This variety makes it a great choice for both beginners and advanced users. Read more »