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Another “things” video from our pal Bre… Eric Skiff’s back hurt and his neck was strained from hunching over his laptop. He needed to get it up off the table. Can he make his vision for a laptop stand a reality with a little help from a laser cutter?. They’re... Read more »

From the MAKE Flickr photo pool The electronics part-work of Lenny & Meriel, capturing an artful and poetically intimate emotional moment between tiny transistor-diode people … and the dangerous NiMH rechargeables that threaten them – 9V Tragedy Read more »

Massimo Banzi writes over at the Arduino blog: After a couple of years of prototypes, tests and announcements, finally we have produced an ethernet shield for Arduino. This module gives Arduino the ability to open connections to other Internet hosts or behave like a server, for example a simple web... Read more »

Dodecahedron Table Lamp by Charles Platt. Have fun with classic Platonic geometry while building your own dodecahedron table lamp. Page 164 – MAKE 11. Read this article now in the MAKE digital edition. Or get MAKE 11 from the Maker store and/or subscribe to MAKE (use code CMAKE for $5... Read more »

The iPhone is proving to be quite a platform for portable music apps. This new digital ocarina from Smule aims to convert Apple’s wonder-phone into an expressive and nuanced instrument all its own - The Ocarina synthesizes sound in real-time, just like a regular instrument, based on actual gestures including... Read more »

I’m fascinated by all the different ways there are to visualize data – here’s a really cool cartogram by Mark Newman of the University of Michigan (co-author of Atlas of the Real World). His representation of the election results illustrates the complexity of the numbers, much more so than the... Read more »

Sensor Interfaces by Tom Igoe. How circuits communicate with the outside world. Page 160 – MAKE 5. Read this article now in the MAKE digital edition. Or get MAKE 05 as part of The Second Year from the Maker store and/or subscribe to MAKE (use code CMAKE for $5 off... Read more »