Photo of Sphero modified as Star Wars BB-8 Droid.

As an industrial designer, I’ve been particularly fascinated by products that have personality and emotion. And I think the droids in Star Wars have always been really great at capturing a character without facial expression and drawing you in. And BB-8 was no different when they brought it out onstage... Read more »

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“Does it move?” This is one of the most common questions you’ll hear if you happen to be standing near Gilly, a giant stainless steel sculpture by Orion Fredricks. The swooping curves, anatomically inspired construction, and lifelike posture make it feel as though Gilly is about to turn and look... Read more »

Sofa Hack: Wooden Armrest Table with Built-In Cup Holder

As anyone who’s ever made the mistake of trying to balance a full beverage on the armrest of a couch already knows, it’s a terrible idea that will probably end in both tears and an emergency trip to the hardware store to rent a steam cleaner. So, whether you’re curled... Read more »

A handmade cardboard Attack on Titan C-table design

  There are two hot properties engulfing living rooms everywhere across North America. One is of the animated variety and the other is of the ‘must have’ home furnishings persuasion. First we have one of the hottest anime programs in the history of the genre! Attack on Titan has become... Read more »

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The company announces plans to re-organize it business through staff and expense reductions and closure of its three brick-and-mortar stores. Read more »

The R/C Kiwibot from Make: issue 40 uses an omniwheel motor system.

To help you on your quest to build your own BB-8 Star Wars droid, here are two DIY robot tutorials that should help. Read more »

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A startup competition aimed at shining a bright light on the creative work of hardware startups, Launch Pad offers a $5,000 prize and all of the exposure that Make: magazine, Maker Faire, and MakerCon can offer to a young company. With interest in the competition running high, the first real... Read more »