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Jenny @ CRAFT writes: The Felt Mouse put together these fun texture boxes for her nieces and nephews this year. Read more about what went into them on her blog–these would make a great last-minute holiday gift for the kids in your life. Read more »

Max explaining one of the component blocks of his dome (via) PBS’ Design Squad has found a winner of their Trash To Treasure Challenge with Max Wallack and his Home Dome: Twelve-year-old Max Wallack of Massachusetts won the Design Squad’s Trash to Treasure Competition, a contest that inspired kids to... Read more »

MAKE will be @ the Engadget reader meetup tonight, we’ll have projects, givaways and some special surprises! Check out the site for all the details! When: Friday, December 19th, 7:00PM to 12:00AM Where: Hiro Ballroom, 371 W. 16th St., New York, NY. 10011 Read more »

Membrain by Yasser Ansari, Peter Horvath and Bruno Kruse was one of my favorite pieces at the IPT Winter Show 2008. I was really interested in the way it worked, and Yasser offered to email me more information about the piece. Thanks Yasser! membrain explores the idea of a collective... Read more »

This is it gang, the last day to order physical goods from the Maker Shed is today. Many of us will have more time than money as the new year approaches – if you’re going to spend some coin, why not give the gift of learning, hacking, modding and making?... Read more »

From the MAKE: Flickr pool Flickr member mskogly built this long-legged vibrobot complete with potentiometer nose - Made this cute litle vibrobot today, with some spare parts. Got inspired by an old Makezine article, and decided to smack it together. It turned out pretty cool actually, I made the potentiometer... Read more »

HAProxy is a high availability, software-based HTTP load balancing tool that I’ve seen gaining a lot of traction in large server cluster and cloud computing environments. I’m currently using it as part of a pre-built, cluster image that a third party vendor is maintaining, and it’s performance impressed me enough... Read more »


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