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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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Construct a whole village of recycled cardboard gingerbread houses for kids to decorate with paper, stickers, holiday candy, perhaps even leftover Halloween candy! Read more »

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Take your cup of Joe from classic to classified with a tilt-triggered spy camera. The trick is to modify two paper coffee cups — install the device in one, slide it into the second, and align holes cut in the bottoms of each. Two LEDs can be seen through the... Read more »

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If you missed BIOFABRICATE you missed out! Researchers, artists, designers and entrepreneurs are growing building materials, packaging, and lighting products from mushrooms. They're painting with bacteria, dying cloth with microalgae and growing clothing from kombucha. Plus, get the scoop the programmable materials library being built with Autodesk's Project Cyborg and... Read more »

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