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Detect motion and even individual footsteps with DIY sensors better than your smartphone’s. Read more »


Nothing says festive birthday party love like an Imperial planet killer, groaning with goodies, for the kids to attack with a pool noodle light saber. Death to Lord Vader! Mmmmmm…. Starburst. This Death Star piñata is actually rather simple to build, using only a beach ball, strips of newspaper and... Read more »


Re-create the incendiary reaction that welded the world’s modern railways. Read more »

Festo’s AirJelly makes use of a helium-filled balloon and actuated tentacles to achieve flight.

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it.... Read more »

JP 2

This Jurassic Park tour vehicle replica seems like it could have been driven straight out of the original Jurassic Park movie. This awesome car was made by Imgur user scoodidabop. He started with a ’93 Ford Explorer and made quite a few changes to it. He spent about two years looking for the parts he needed and spent... Read more »


We all recognize the power of making with LEDs. (Arduino “Hello World!” anyone?) LEDs have been the lure drawing many into the world of making. However, LED projects have remained inaccessible to many young ladies. No more! LiteSeeds LED stickers are about to change all that. While walking the aisles of Maker Faire’s Start-Up Pavilion I came... Read more »

Handmade Beauty: Hairpin Leg Vanity Table with Built-In Storage

If you’ve got a few woodworking skills under your belt and are looking for a fun and challenging springtime project to tackle, this modern-meets-rustic hairpin leg vanity table is a great way to expand your furniture-building know-how! My favorite part about this project’s design is definitely the fold-up doors that... Read more »