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Assembly has long been emphasized as a selling point for children’s toys, from Lincoln Logs and Legos to Tinkertoys, Hexbugs, and K’nex. After all, what’s the fun in buying and playing with something that you don’t get to assemble yourself? In the latest iteration of such kits, artist and designer Tomoo... Read more »

Shapeoko 3

Back in 2012 I wrote a piece on Shapeoko, Edward Ford, and his CNC community. At the time he was on the verge of bringing the first good quality, affordable CNC to market. Now in 2015 he’s releasing Shapeoko 3 and by all evidence his guiding principles haven’t changed. With the release... Read more »

Photo: Lem Fugitt

Over the past few months, three notable makers have been delighting listeners with their podcasted conversations about tools, creativity, and the magic of building. The show, called Making It, comes from David Picciuto (The Drunken Woodworker), Bob Clagett (I Like to Make Stuff), and Jimmy DiResta (Discovery’s Dirty Money, and... Read more »

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Rube Goldberg has really become an adjective, thanks to the strange, enduring attraction to his devices Read more »

GoPro JUMP rig.

Beginning this summer, Google will launch a new platform called JUMP that should make it easier for people to record, stitch, and publish stereoscopic virtual reality video. Makers will soon be given the specs needed to create their own compatible VR camera rigs. Read more »

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Off the coast of China, in the waters of the East China Sea, lies an island that is one of the most densely populated countries in the world: Taiwan. Situated on the northern tip of Taiwan is the capital city, Taipei, also known as the City of Azaleas, home to... Read more »

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If hunting live game is not quite your cup of tea, but you’d still love to have a trendy head mount ornament for your wall, then this is the project for you! This kitschy little sculpture is made using plastic melting beads, a.k.a Perler or Hama beads. They are a... Read more »