Hanging plants are a great way to add some green to your house. I designed a simple system for raising and lowering hanging plants with an electric motor. Read more »


The first day of Maker Camp's best summer ever: Hop over to to Explore, Make, and Share with campers like you around the world. Read more »

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A new kit allows kids and pinball fans a chance to design their own desktop pinball machine out of cardboard. Read more »


Blynk is a new platform that allows you to build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your projects from your iOS and Android device. Read more »

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When you’re working with projects involving vacuum pumps, vacuum gauges will show you the pressure in the chamber being evacuated. There are many different approaches to measuring the pressure in a vacuum, but we’ll focus on one of the most common, called the Bourdon pressure gauge. At the heart of... Read more »


There's no need to 3D print a simple shape for a prototype or proof of concept. Just use cardboard! Read more »


Learn how to model sphere molds in CAD so that it minimizes undercut. Read more »