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The MicroView Blink  sketch running on our fixed board

The response by GeekAmmo and Sparkfun to the MicroView problem has been amazing, but you can fix your broken one fairly simply if you're prepared to crack the case. Read more »


Too big for your old Big Wheel? Get back in the race by building an adult-sized trike from plywood. Read more »

3D-printed prostheses by e-NABLE

The We Make Health Fest took place on Saturday 8/16. The fest was hosted by the University of Michigan and encouraged creation of technology that could change how we stay healthy. Speakers from the community presented on many exciting topics and below you’ll find some of the exciting ideas that... Read more »


Maker designed his own bubble machine to keep his kids entertained using some makeshift materials and a little bit of ingenuity. While it’s great for children, it’s also great for parties and the occasional concert. Drenehtsral’s Makeshift Bubble Machine. Read more »

repkid’s Fractal Lamp features 3D printed Koch vases with an IKEA dioder for illumination

The Fractal Lamp was designed using an IKEA dioder lamp with customized 3D printed and laser-cut parts. A customized control box adjusts the desired color of lamp, giving it a unique look. Read more »

Credit: Harvard SEAS

If you’ve ever made your own Bristlebot, you can appreciate how pared down and elegant is the category of artificial life know as vibrating robots, or vibrobots. Well, it turns out that when it comes to vibrobots, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. In 2011, researchers... Read more »

Zola’s New Pong v2.0 uses a MAX7219 and potentiometer to control the ‘matrix’

Eduardo Zola’s New Pong v2.0 offers up retro gaming goodness using a pair of 8 X 8 LED matrix boards. A MAX7219 and Arduino MEGA 2560 microcontroller provide the muscle to get the game off and running. Read more »


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