Carbon fiber isn't going to replace wood body guitars anytime soon, but for those who want something different here’s how I made the body for my carbon fiber acoustic guitar. Read more »


It was the late 80s/early 90s. I was aged in the single digits. Through my brother, I discovered comic books. However, as you can imagine, I was rarely allowed to borrow big brother’s comics. I read them anyway (he wasn’t home all the time). Sometime later, I bought my first comic... Read more »


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 »

Fixed-wing UAVs aren’t just for bombs anymore — meet the nonprofit building drones to fly supplies to Syria Read more »

Making a Maker City

This post is the first of a three-part series on Making a Maker City. It’s based on my experiences meeting with nascent Maker cities, my speeches on the topic, and most importantly my work with the Mayors Maker Challenge, especially in San Diego. My goal is to convey what I’ve learned... Read more »


Matthias over at has done a series of videos detailing the custom wooden tool holders he built to reorganize his workshop. You can see images and explanations of each build on the main page and find links there to specific tool holder projects and build videos. It’s spring; time... Read more »

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The lights. The fire. The explosions. The dancing robots. There’s a lot to see at Maker Faire, and it can be difficult to digest it all in a short weekend. Thankfully, over the past 10 years there have been hundreds of Maker Faire videos, ones produced by Make:, ones done... Read more »