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It doesn’t much matter what you call them — TechShops, makerspaces, hackerspaces, or Fab Labs. Makers are doing cool stuff, and having access to tools, community, and mentors really does matter. We need more local places for makers to work out new ideas. Read more »

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I was inspired to create a bucket, based on some simplified techniques used in the making of a barrel. Read more »

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We have been chronicling our prop building for 2K’s Evolve video game, and we are down to the last two weapons! We journaled the Lazarus Device and the Harpoon Gun and all the final weapons will be revealed next week! The Laser Cannon: All these guns have followed the the same basic building steps. Simply... Read more »

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Babies are growing on trees in China. Little babies with tiny facial features, closed eyes and daintily crossed hands. These are not normal babies though, these are pear babies. That’s right. Pears that are shaped like babies, and they look oddly realistic. Fruit Mould Co, Ltd. is a company that... Read more »

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Before the invention of radar, the British military experimented with acoustic mirrors as a means of aircraft surveillance. Artist Tim Bruniges recreated these interactive objects in an interactive sound exhibition called "MIRRORS." Read more »

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Guest blogger Roxanne Rives looks at Comic-Con's 3D printing. Read more »

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Brian McNamara creates musical instruments. Generally he focuses on electronic instruments that make it easy and fun for pretty much anyone to play. The Automaphone is a fantastic example of that concept. Feed this simple and elegant looking hunk of wood any picture and it will convert it to sound.... Read more »

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