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What does one do who loves cats? You can always become a “crazy cat person” that has 20 or so felines running around the house. On the other hand, if you have a serious amount of skill and dedication to home-improvement projects, you can modify your house to accommodate their... Read more »

The scaled down Dahlgren cannon complete with ball bearings and black powder.

Imjur user designs a scaled down fully functional Dahlgren cannon. The cannon fires steel ball bearings using 100-grains of black powder. Read more »

That's a wrap for the second Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire...

That's a wrap for the Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire, which was bigger and better than ever Read more »

The Illumiphone may not look sophisticated but it has a devine sound.

One Princeton graduate and software engineer recently developed a new instrument based on light and spatial movement. She calls it the Illumaphone. Read more »


John Abella, one of our testers, shares his observations at the big review. He’s built dozens of 3d printers between workshops, Maker Faires, and personal projects. In this video John discusses the documentation that we’re starting to see with 3D printers. Many manufacturers are sharing detailed documents that are high... Read more »

The wooden blocks hallowed out for the NFC tags and magnet placements.

Song Blocks was designed using a series of NFC tags, controller board and a Raspberry Pi B+ to engage music from a Sonos wireless hi-fi system. Users beware as kids love to play the same song repeatedly, which can lead to early hair loss and nervous conditions. Read more »

The Primo robot (back) and instruction board (front).

How do you teach programming to children with no prior programming experience? How do you teach programming to children that can yet read or write? Read more »


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