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This project is part 3 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the arm and the second part shows how to design the base. Part four will show how to add control with an Arduino. So far in designing our robot arm we have designed and... Read more »

Monster High basket and emblem on front fork.

My 8 year old daughter Anna is now the proud owner of the best bike you can’t buy. That’s because she picked the colors, collaborated on the design, and assisted (a little) with making it. It all started simply enough. Anna had outgrown her last bike, and so we took her... Read more »

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Marble machines are fun contraptions that take marbles through crazy loops and turns. You can buy one from a toy store or you can make one yourself. There are a lot of different ways to go about it, but I’m particularly impressed with what Jazzmyn Ellsworth, 14, did. She designed various 3D... Read more »

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Cellphone snooping. Network surveillance. Face recognition technology. As the gadgets we search, watch, and read become more able to watch us back, Makers are finding clever ways to guard their digital privacy and maintain anonymity online. Here are a few of our favorites. BROWSE ANONYMOUSLY DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/Tor Router... Read more »

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Several years ago, Chris Gregg, a Tufts University lecturer and computer engineer, received a letter from his friend Erica. This wouldn’t be so unusual, except that it was typed on an actual typewriter, not a printer. Gregg is a fan of vintage typewriters, but, as with myself, makes many mistakes,... Read more »

When working on any sort of project, safety should always be a huge priority. Although your shirt, pants, hair, or even undergarments might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about keeping yourself safe, they can be quite important. The following are a few clothing... Read more »

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Jason Alleman, aka JK Brickworks, has done some very impressive Lego projects over the years, but this might be his coolest yet. Introducing the “Bricasso,” an all-Lego mosaic printer which can scan a piece of art and then re-create it using 1 x 1 multicolored Lego plates. In this 4-part... Read more »