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You’ve amassed a small fortune in diamonds, wood, coal, iron, food, and the other resources you need. You’ve spent hours building the perfect Minecraft fortress to stockpile your goods. But who will watch your stash while you’re on another server? In this project guide, you’ll learn to use Arduino coding... Read more »

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It’s just not a Maker Faire without a flame-firing sculpture. Thankfully, year after year, the renowned Bay Area arts organization Flaming Lotus Girls have provided the Faire with unforgettable interactive fire art. This year, fairgoers entering through the West gate were greeted with the flaming feathers from a larger Flaming... Read more »

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This summer, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will begin offering a rapid prototyping continuing education course. During the course, which is suitable for a general audience, students will learn about a number of prototyping techniques, design components in a group setting, and then fabricate those parts during lab time. “With... Read more »

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Learning about technology is a lot easier when you’re having fun — and shooting at targets is fun! With this amusement park–style arcade, you’ll fire beams of infrared light instead of projectiles to trigger automated knock-down targets you can customize with soda cans, ducks, robots, or anything else you feel... Read more »

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Don’t steal fruit from your neighbor’s fig tree — clone it! Read more »

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If you’re worried about your credit card “walking off,” now there’s another explanation than simple theft. If you’re the creator of this credit card robot, it can literally walk off by itself. On the other hand, it looks like it would be very hard to use in a reader, so... Read more »

Backyard Spoilers, Sweetie: Doctor Who-Inspired Stepping Stones

Ready to bring some serious geek cred to your garden? You’ll definitely want to carve out some time this weekend for this delightfully unexpected Doctor Who-inspired stepping stones project! To the uninitiated, these lovely stepping stones will just look like quirky geometric art, but, to fellow Whovians, your new backyard... Read more »