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As noted in the video below, most furniture is built on an assembly line. This has some appeal if you don’t see yourself keeping it for a long time, as it’s generally not built to last. Brass Tacks woodworking, based in Kansas City, Missouri, takes a much different approach, building... Read more »

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The time has come! We must announce the winner of the Dremel Idea Builder 3D printer. We began this contest last week with the topic of multi material use: something that used both 3d printed parts as well as non 3d printed parts. There were tons of entries. 433 comments... Read more »

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Give the gift of misdirected expectations this year with this brilliant decoy gift wrapping tutorial by Instructables member gogglecrab. Read more »

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Sacha DeAngeli recently moved into a new home with pine wood floors dating from 1925. He also had an IKEA Gilbert chair that was quite functional besides missing a foot. He tried using stick-on felt pads, but after some use, they simply fell off and left scratches and sticky spots... Read more »

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Inspired by the territorial displays of arachnids, the Spider Dress 2.0 by designer and electronic wearables artist Anouk Wipprecht is a mechatronic dress with an Intel Edison chip that uses biosignals and learned threat detection to defend the wearer’s personal space. Mechanical arms extend and retract as a response to... Read more »

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Note: This excerpt is adapted from author Mike Barela’s new Make: Book, Getting Started with Adafruit Trinket. The Arduino has revolutionized the use of microcontrollers—programmable electronics—in the last several years. This can be attributed to easy to use hardware and software at a reasonable price point. The often-cited Internet of Things... Read more »

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