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 Mayor’s 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 »

My favorite tool in the barn

Here at Make: we love using and discussing the latest, most innovative tools. After all, better tools help us build better projects. But what happens to the old tools we no longer need? Evidently, some of them receive a second life as items in the Antique Tool Museum in Nevada City, California.... Read more »


It'll primarily describe the wearer's attention, but that translates nicely into a game, in which two players compete to focus their attention and achieve a goal Read more »


MakerCon was developed for Makers like Erin Tomson, someone who has an idea to make something better and wants to learn the process of taking that idea and developing into a product that creates value for the Maker community. As Erin tells us below, she came to MakerCon last year... Read more »