Although Ultimaker’s second offering recently celebrated its first birthday, its performance in our Shootout was head and shoulders above the rest of the FFF machines. This is a great machine for those who want to load a model and print without spending hours setting up and tweaking parameters, but it... Read more »


Racing toy cars, like Pinewood Derby or CO2 dragsters, is a lot of fun. But if you want to compare the results of multiple races, you need be able to accurately record the finishing times of each one. To do this, I designed a timer circuit that will automatically record... Read more »

Swedish artist, designer, and master crafter Love Hultén creates devices and furniture that combine the past with the modern technologies of the moment. His ridiculously cool Brix System scales up “high tech” Lego bricks (computers, monitors, button panels, phones) and brings them to live as fully functional devices. Made from... Read more »


Last week, we wrote about FlexPV, an ambitious Kickstarter campaign by a team who many backers say failed to deliver on their first crowdfunded project, a copter called Hex. Since that post ran, FlexLab has cancelled FlexPV and says that before they pursue that project, they are going to make... Read more »

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Every week, we come across a wealth of advice and resources for hardware entrepreneurs. Here’s what we’ve been reading this week: Want to get on a bus with a bunch of strangers with whom you’ll conceive, build, and launch a startup in just 72 hours? That’s the premise of StartupBus,... Read more »

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May the 4th be with you when you make one of these awesome Star Wars themed projects. From Spheros, to drones, to bundt cakes, there is a little bit of something for everyone. Find what’s best for you to celebrate May 4th and May the Force Be With You. Mini Star... Read more »


Use adhesive “sign vinyl” to silk-screen without the aid of chemicals or a darkroom. It's easy! The vinyl stencil can last for years and allows you to print dozens and dozens of images. Another clever hack from MAKE contributor Chris Connors. Read more »