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When faced with a tough technical challenge, you can always depend on a neighborhood hardware store. Read more »

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Build this battle-tested rig to launch, track, and recover a high-altitude balloon that will carry your hacked Canon camera to the stratosphere. With this setup using APRS ham radio and the Trackuino — an Arduino-based communications board — any hobbyist or science class can photograph (and video) the Earth against... Read more »

The NorCal Mars Society is making better rovers for human planetary exploration.

Look out for exciting exhibits and presenters focused on our off-world future at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Read more »

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Set up your own party to celebrate space exploration. Read more »

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We’re pretty grounded folks here in the Maker Shed, but every so often we find our heads in the clouds dreaming of potential kits and projects.  With DIY Space Week upon us, we thought it would be prudent to share some of our favorite space-related goods and why we love... Read more »

KickSat's Zac Manchester poses with the mothership.

Catch up with KickSat's creators before their Monday launch. Read more »

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An all-in-one motor controller for your next project. Great for robots, stir plates, or even lighting control systems. What ideas do you have in mind? Read more »