Japanese artist and engineer “HYde JII” has turned an iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaner into a pretty impressive abstract expressionist painter. The robot, named Mr. Head (“Head-kun” in Japanese), a 15 year old Roomba, has retired his janitorial vacuum cleaner and taken up the arts. Four plastic bottles hold acrylic paints... Read more »

Photo of Gyroman.

This 3D-printed toy uses a flywheel filled with pennies to walk like nothing you've seen before. The open-source 3D printed toy revisits a gyroscope design that was shelved by Mattel in the 80s. Read more »


Kite aerial photography is the easiest way to get photo and video footage from the skies. Learn how to build a dependable kit to hold your camera rig. Read more »

Electric Bike

Making in Italy didn't start with the Arduino, nor did it end when the Arduino became the next immigrant to pass through Ellis Island, and production began in New York just a few days ago. Read more »


Everyone is clamoring about the newest, cutest Star Wars droid and how to build him. I wanted to build my own BB-8 droid, but without robotics or magnets. I also wanted him to be edible. And delicious. (And vegan.) Read more »


This Maker details the challenging but rewarding process of building his own nixie tube timepiece. Read more »


When working around noisy equipment, ear protection is essential to not causing damage. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets the limit to which a worker should be exposed during an 8 hour day to 90 decibels on an A-weighted scale (dBA). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health... Read more »