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If you want to add a little excitement to your MakerSHED gift certificates, consider giving them in cube form. It just takes 6 cards and simple folding to create a cube. I have been making cubes from my old business cards with the instructions by Ned Batchelder. All you have... Read more »

The first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1, has been out for a couple of months now, and it’s turned out to be a nicely hackable phone. Google has opened things up a bit more by making a read-only development branch, “cupcake”, available for public perusal. If you’re wondering when we’ll... Read more »

Nathan writes- If you’ve ever seen a boxing match, you know that two people ‘box’ each other in rounds. To train, boxers use a timer on the same time base as a fight so that their bodies get used to 3 minutes of boxing and 1 minute of rest, during... Read more »

Dan is an illustrator, and shares some information on how he creates his images in a few posts on his blog: These pencil sketches mark the initial step for all my illustrations where text and concept are distilled into a visual expression. Once I settle on sketches I think work... Read more »

Greater City: Providence has a post on some recent LED lighting news (good stuff+links in the blog and the comments), including links to a couple of articles on LED streetlights in NYC, Ann Arbor, and others: Since LEDs use less power than existing halogen, incandescent, or even fluorescent bulbs, it... Read more »

Ecolect, a great sustainable materials resource, has created their GreenBox. It’s a subscription to eco-friendly material samples so you can check out physical samples of materials you might want to make something with: Every 3 months, we release a sampling of 12 cutting-edge materials, packaged in a durable box that... Read more »

Hack a stock NERF chaingun it into a high-rate-of-fire beast. This viral video for an energy drink is a terrific how-to video to introduce your non-Maker friends and relatives to toy modification. They admit that this is dangerous and will probably damage the motor — they are pushing four times... Read more »


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