Kurt Zimmerman's BB-8 Build

Learn how a Maker built his own full-sized Star Wars BB-8 droid using an odd mix of store-bought supplies and recycled technology. Read more »

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Introduction If you think about tools that we use today that are passed down from ancient people, the knife, or possibly a modern version of the spear might come to mind. Lying somewhere between those two implements in the modern-day usefulness is the awl. Made out of bone in ancient... Read more »

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A. LED Matrix Tachometer Materials: Arduino + OBD-II TTL adapter + LED matrix Cost: $100 Monitor your engine’s RPM and improve your manual shifting precision with a breakout LED tachometer. B. Car Diagnostic Display Materials: Raspberry Pi + TFT shield + OBD-II Bluetooth adapter + Bluetooth 4.0 adapter Cost: $130... Read more »

Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh, inventor of Sugru

Inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh talks about finding her product’s niche Read more »

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Backyard games like Cornhole are a lot of fun. But you can make them even better by adding lights and sounds. By hooking up some simple electronics, you can make the board light up and play a victory fanfare whenever someone scores. Here is how to make it. Read more »


The Amazing Air-Filled Under-Sea Adventure used more than 40,000 balloons to fill the building’s five-story atrium Read more »


Instead of dropping them in a tank of water, this crazy creation puts a person inside a chamber full of fire. Read more »