The Star Wars prequels, seen as a turning point in computer generated imaging, were more model-intensive than you might think. Read more »


We love cardboard. It's versatile and you can find it just about everywhere. Here are some awesome cardboard projects from Maker Faire. Read more »

Those posts embedded in the sand help the robot orient its position as well as the picture placement.

This adorable turtle drawbot produces larger than life art that spans entire beaches. Read more »

Takehito Etani’s Transparent Footprints of Invisible Giants makes use of a pair of cameras and video screens to view the sky above and the surface below.

Cameras built into the bottom of stilts let you see the world the way legendary invisible giants did. Read more »

Silhouette Milkyway

Here are a few impressive ways that Makers are building their way to outer space right now — and so can you. Read more »

Photo: John Sherman

Joseph Helble, dean of the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College, talks diversity in engineering classes, and how to achieve it. Read more »


Step up the sophistication of your pumpkin carving with these readily available and handy tools. Read more »