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If you were to create a speaker enclosure, conventional wisdom would have you starting with medium density fiberboard (MDF), or, possibly, some other wood product. Ryan Sweeney, however, decided instead to use a thick glass cylinder for each speaker, mounting them with cut bamboo. The idea for this came to... Read more »


The winning project will be announced at MakerCon New York during the week of September 21. Here's a breakdown of the five finalists. Read more »

pineduino pinewood derby car

Makers come in many different forms, nationalities, and ages. The same can be said about the many projects that those Makers design and build, which range from robotics to automated homes and everything in between. One of the more interesting projects I came across at the Westport Maker Faire was from a young... Read more »

Sphero SPRK Edition (Close-up)

Sphero's new generation of remote controlled robotic ball is called the Sphero SPRK Edition, and is geared towards child robotics education. Read more »


I love Sriracha, the deliciously hot sauce made from chili peppers. I think a splash of Sriracha can really transform most meals for the better. Since we live in an amazing age of technology, I started wondering if I could just have a robot around that would apply Sriracha to... Read more »

Millennium Falcon Playhouse

Kyle Gilbert’s DIY Millennium Falcon Cockpit Playhouse falls into a sweet spot right between geeky detail and weekend practicality. Read more »

My picture with a group of kids including Yuki  Mizuno (photo by Hitomi Mizuno).

Join Make: founder Dale Dougherty on a tour of the highlights from Maker Faire Tokyo, where he discovered some brilliantly made projects. Read more »