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Happy FabISP Making

The Fab Academy program is a distributed educational model providing advanced digital fabrication instruction for students through a unique, hands-on curriculum and access to technological tools and resources. In this series, Erin, aka RobotGrrl shares her experiences with the program as she progresses through the courses. In this adventure we worked... Read more »

step5x0

When it comes to transistors, I’m a fan of NPNs (versus PNPs) for their ubiquity and reliability, and because I’ve memorized many of their specifications over time. Transistors come in many types and packages, and I find myself most-often working with TO-92 package bipolar junction transistors – or BJTs. These... Read more »

launchpad

MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, enters its second year with a first: Launch Pad. A competition aimed at young new hardware startups with an actual product to demo and less than $3 million in funding, Launch Pad allows new Maker Pros to gain... Read more »

lampProject_3

Scottish-born designer, Dean Brown, sees strong connections between the Arts & Crafts Movement of the late 1800s – early 1900s and today’s Maker Movement. One of the visionaries behind Arts & Crafts was John Ruskin. In 1849, Ruskin wrote The 7 Lamps of Architecture, which served as something of a... Read more »

Pitch Your Prototype

There’s just over a month left to submit your own project to the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, a collaboration between Make: magazine and Cornell University with the goal of digging up promising prototypes from the Maker community. The individual or team that wins the challenge will be awarded $5,000 and have... Read more »

dominic-wilcox-2

We’ve featured the remarkable work of Dominic Wilcox here on the Make: blog in the past, but now a short documentary called “The Reinvention of Normal” from filmmaker Liam Saint-Pierre gives us a glimpse into the extraordinary mind behind the work. In addition to showcasing several of his works in action,... Read more »

Simple Cardboard Box Loom

Have a cardboard box and some popsicle sticks sitting around your house? You’ve already got the basic building blocks for a simple cardboard box loom! You don’t need to spend tons of money on new equipment just to give weaving a try. In fact, you don’t really need to look... Read more »