One of the most popular videos we’ve ever shared on Make: (see below) is of Dan Rojas demonstrating how to cut a wine/beer bottle very cleanly using only a light score line and hot and cold water to stress the score and separate the glass. In that video, he uses... Read more »

Josh Ellingson's Gold Tooth Button makes creative use of gold leaf wrapped in a transparency printed with his design.

I’m a huge fan of buttons and one of the great things about having your own button maker is that you can experiment with all kinds of materials. I’ve tried to make buttons with fabric, magazine clippings, comics, and even bus tickets! In 2012, I busted a tooth and opted... Read more »

Smart Scrubbing: Reusable Peppermint Cleaning Wipes

Make your springtime scrubbing a breeze — and cut down on waste while you’re at it — with your own DIY reusable peppermint cleaning wipes! I’m a bit of a neat freak, so I love the convenience of disposable cleaning wipes, especially for mopping up spills, wiping down tables, or... Read more »

Boris is built off of a mid 70’s Davis track force 700 model trencher. Gutted to accommodate state of the art servo hydraulics. The Davis machine made the perfect platform for Boris’ sculptural elements and raw destructive power. Boris runs all electric hydraulics and a Futaba 14 channel transmitter.  With 20 gallons of propane and 15 gallons of methanol, Boris is a powerful exhibition of fire and crushing power.

Size: 16′ x 4′ x  7’11”  tall  Weight: 3000 lbs

You may not be able to pick Justin Gray out of a crowd, but if you’ve ever been to the Bay Area Maker Faire, you know his robots. Since the very first Maker Faire, Gray has delighted onlookers with his chaotic creations of rust, steel, fire, and destruction.   Built from... Read more »


Lisa Q. Fetterman is the co-founder and CEO (chief eating officer) of the hardware startup Nomiku Read more »


Too much planning leaves too little time for making. Read more »


The new book from Maker Media will initiate you into the ecosystem of the versatile magnetic components Read more »