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Photo: Design That Matters

With the current Pitch Your Prototype challenge submission period now open, let’s take a look at a winning team from a previous round. Design that Matters is a nonprofit founded by a team of MIT students to create tools to help meet basic needs in the developing world. In 2013, they’d developed a barebones phototherapy system... Read more »


  TechShop has recently announced two advancements in their growth as a global maker space. They’re opening their doors 24-hours a day, 7-days a week as well as going international with a flagship shop in France! TechShop started in 2006 as a place for makers, tinkerers, artists and beyond to... Read more »

Plasmatoreum’s Doctor Who Tardis Lamp features the famous Police Call box as well as few favorite characters.

  Doctor Who undoubtedly has one of the biggest fan bases of the sci-fi genre and like all fans, you can never have enough swag from the series. Shirts, action figures and shot glasses are widely available but it’s the swag fans make that’s truly one of a kind, in... Read more »

Crazed tabletop gamer Helge, who runs the blog Wargaming Workshop, has built the ultimate wargaming room. The spacious, carpeted, and well-lit room is big enough to house a 4′ x 8′ terrain board and up to six players. The room also features a dedicated painting station and dedicated terrain making... Read more »

Su Daocheng’s gas-powered robotic horse was built upon a Go Kart motor, which powers four spring-loaded legs.

  Inventors come up with some unusual creations to help better their worlds and Su Daocheng of China’s Hubei Province is certainly one of them. The inventor designed the robotic horse to replace the real thing for plowing fields, which was inspired by military strategist Zhuge Liang’s ‘wooden ox and... Read more »


Whether you called it a fort or treehouse I think most of us can remember a time when you simply wanted a place of your own. Maybe it was something to escape the stresses of elementary school or maybe a place high in a tree for launching of water balloons... Read more »


In this project, I am going to show you how to make a tripod mount for your small solar panels. Read more »