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The entrance to my garage opens onto a busy road just round a blind corner. This LED illuminated SLOW sign before the corner flashes whenever the garage door is open.

After publishing the article last week with a collection of functional items to print, I received several great emails with interesting functional items in them. I’d love to get some more too! I plan on sharing them fairly regularly. One email stood out though. James Bryant has made many useful... Read more »

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There are planned service changes on the subway going to World Maker Faire this weekend in Queens. Read this PSA to better understand how these changes might effect your journey. Read more »

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Use a Raspberry Pi, camera, and free software to make a lockbox that opens only when it sees your mug. Read more »

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This is the tell-all guide to #Arduweenie, a bewitching maker project brought to you by Tenaya Hurst of Rogue Making and dog hunter LLC.  My project is a wire frame in the shape of a dachshund dog wrapped with a 5 meter long RGB LED strip which I program.  That’s... Read more »

The T-Rex greeted guests of Maker Faire Orlando.

Orlando’s got Disney’s Magic Kingdom and the Magic NBA team, and this past weekend Orlando had makers doing their own magic at a two-day Maker Faire at the Orlando Science Center.   A collaboration between the science center and the community-based Maker Effect Foundation, the Orlando Maker Faire is the first... Read more »

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Ever been looking for your keys, and wanted to call them, before you realize that they are hideously analog pieces of metal? Or wanted to let someone into your house when you’re not at home, without having to lend them your keys? Lockitron was the solution that descended from hardware... Read more »

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Sphero, the little, round, programmable robot, rolled its way into many hearts since it was released in 2011, confounding pets and expressing a unique form of movement. It was a reimagining of both robots and remote control. For its second act, the company is reimagining wheels — at least, wheels... Read more »

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