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oobject has a collection of vintage erector sets… Before there was Lego, there was the Erector Set. This was an altogether different type of toy that resembled genuine engineering construction with trusses and girders, rather than plastic, primary color pixelated, objects. Although Erector Sets are sold today, they are re-branded... Read more »

Mad Maxine sent in this amazing Rubik’s Cube puzzle, for the truly dedicated cube solver. You could glue it together if you wanted a permanent installation for an art piece or tabletop. Read more »

Homegrown Evolution has a neat tensegrity coffee table made from found materials. More: HOW TO – Build a tensegrity coffee table Read more »

Craft reader Adrienne tipped us off to this cool motorized yarn winder on Robot Party – if you don’t have a small child around to turn the crank on the ball winder, you might want to automate it. Read more »

Certainly there are lots of electronics and kits that have entered Makers’ lives lately. Some people already know how to solder, but many people are just getting started. Amy posted a comment voicing her frustration at learning the seemingly guild like skill of soldering. Below are my notes to Amy,... Read more »

The Local Application Control Bus System (LANC) is the protocol used by Sony camcorders (and some other brands as well) that allows external accessories to control the camera remotely. On most cameras, you’ll find a LANC port next to your camera’s other IO jacks—it’s usually a 2.5mm headphone-style jack, or... Read more »

Here is a great sculpture of Wall-E. The post mentioned in the watermark has been modified to remove the picture of the Read more »


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