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When I asked Bernie War how he liked living in Shanghai, the Miami native said he liked everything about it, except the air. He’s been there for three years. First, he started work on an open source air purifier. Then, he looked at building an air quality monitor. His most... Read more »

Photo by Sam Euston

What started as an idea to produce our own simple, fun, affordable electric vehicle has evolved into a DIY project easily assembled by nearly anyone. The Switch defines a new class of auto — a lightweight, high-capacity, versatile electric vehicle (EV) that requires minimal resources to construct, assemble, and drive. Read more »

Photo: Courtesy of the SDSU Rocket Project

A look at the tech inside a mostly successful high-altitude rocket launch Read more »

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As we all know, a well-stocked workshop is a beautiful thing. It’s the place that keeps and collects all the tools and hardware you may someday need to fix something you love or make something new. When Lee John Phillips’ grandfather passed away, he left behind a tool shed packed with... Read more »

maker faire tokyo

This year's Maker Faire Tokyo, taking place on August 1 and 2, will held at the expansive Tokyo Big Sight. If you can, don't miss out! Read more »


In this weekend project, we'll make a tough traveler's notebook using the Coptic binding method, which allows the book to lay flat when opened to any page. Read more »


Build the Congolese workhorse that can haul hundreds of pounds of cargo. Read more »