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Finished Makey Robot

“Bam” on the lulzbot forums shared an interesting project recently. He printed a small mount for his extruder that allows it to hold a pen, essentially turning his 3D printer into a standard plotter, or 2D printer. A few custom settings in the software package Cura allowed the gcode necessary... Read more »

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Turn your computer's sound card into an oscilloscope to measure limited electrical signals, using Windows software and a simple circuit. Read more »

The Four Missions

How are makers supposed to contribute to Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge for Development? This high-urgency initiative against Ebola is focused around four missions. They’re not centered around medical science but around the healthcare worker, their ability to provide care and stop the spread of the disease. As you’ll see, these are... Read more »

Stanley shows off his Arduino project to another curious camper at at the White Plains Library's Maker Camp this summer.

In this edition of Finding Starter Projects, we take a look at resources that guide maker leaders in focusing on a single domain, tool, or material. Using these, maker clubs and making classrooms can take a deep dive into one kind of making. This is another approach to narrowing down The Wide... Read more »

ultimate fog chiller

Chilled fog creates an appealingly eerie blanket on the ground. Most homemade fog chillers use a drink cooler and PVC tubing, but that design doesn’t keep the fog in the holding area long enough to chill it properly. Our fog chiller is very easy to build and does a great... Read more »

I was perusing twitter one day and saw this great picture, uploaded by Allan Carver. I quickly asked for more information and Allan was happy to oblige! Lets kick it off with a quick video to get you excited.   It all started when one of Allan’s neighbor’s noticed he... Read more »

Ebola Medical Ward (by Daniel Bausch, MD, MPH&TM)

Why are so many people getting sick if Ebola is not very contagious? How are makers supposed to get involved and make a difference? We need to understand fundamentals about Ebola if we’re going to help with Fighting Ebola. Let’s start with a little background on the disease. The current... Read more »

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