BeQui,  Jointed Robot by bqLabs

Thingiverse is a robot lover’s dream with its wonderful collection of both decorative but also functional mechanical masterpieces. I have collected a few of my favorites to help you round out your Robot month. Some of these little guys will require you to break out your soldering iron and practice... Read more »

Festo’s AirPenguin achieves flight thanks to an internal helium-filled balloon.

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it.... Read more »


Did you know that, because PLA filament is a bioplastic, it is susceptible to moisture? That moisture can attract dirt and dust and spool it right into your print head (or the filament can even expand and jam the head). Because of this, it’s a really good idea to keep... Read more »

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Ever have a screw loose? If so, you might need this easy to build attachment to help you find that screw — including plastic ones that a magnet would miss. Thanks go to Frank Ford for the original article in Make: Vol 13. You can download the entire project in  PDF  format for... Read more »


Note: These excerpts are adapted with permission from Evil Mad Scientist Lab co-founder Windell Oskay’s new Make: book, The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory, originally published by Raymond E. Barrett in 1963 and just given an update by Windell for the 21st century. We’re increasingly surprised and gratified to discover how the... Read more »

The Avert deployment platform- complete with robots and vehicle lift.

Sci-fi movies imagine worlds where robots rebel against their creators and try to take over, but in reality there have been several studies and inventions that use robotics to help out humans in areas such as hospitals and schools. One European team of scientists has a created a team of... Read more »

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Many of us have a nostalgic connection to the Game Boy. Sure, the screen was small and in black and white (or was it green?), but if you were a child of the 80s, this was as good as it got for portable gaming. Unless, of course, you could afford... Read more »