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It's great to see the Life Size Mousetrap four months later on an opposite coast. I can track the path of the ball in my mind already.

Life Size Mousetrap have taken a childhood game and turned it into a sideshow spectacle that any carny would be proud to be a part of. An impressively giant Rube Goldberg machine, music, dancing, clowns and much good humor make this a show you don't want to miss. Read more »

print the legend

A raw and real look at the challenges of startup success experienced by MakerBot and Formlabs. Read more »

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Learners and teachers have so many free options at their fingertips, we find that fewer are buying the higher-priced software. Just like with all kinds of making, with software these days you can do a lot with a little. Years ago, the costs of new software, especially those used by... Read more »

555SS_diagram

Build a light theremin into a musical noisemaker with Weekend Projects. This project combines a 555 timer, light-dependent resistor, LED, speaker, and some basic components into a battery-powered synth that's easy to assemble and fun to play. Read more »

Ferris Wheel 1

    When I was a kid I had an Erector set, Size 8 ½, and learned how to build mechanical projects the hard way. There were no step-by-step instructions, no snap together parts, no video tutorials, just a bunch of really cool drawings and 169 nuts and bolts. I... Read more »

bowling

Bowling fan builds his own bowling alley that is reset using a series of strings connected to a cantilever. Unfortunately, players have to retrieve their own balls. Read more »

student-soldering

Toronto-based MakerKids is one of the world's only makerspaces specifically designed for kids, and many people have asked us to share our recipe. We think of it as a brunch — there are many ways to make it delicious. Take the pieces of our recipe that work for you and make it your own. Read more »

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