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Everyone is clamoring about the newest, cutest Star Wars droid and how to build him. I wanted to build my own BB-8 droid, but without robotics or magnets. I also wanted him to be edible. And delicious. (And vegan.) Read more »

nixie1

This Maker details the challenging but rewarding process of building his own nixie tube timepiece. Read more »

sb-Ear-Earmuffs

When working around noisy equipment, ear protection is essential to not causing damage. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sets the limit to which a worker should be exposed during an 8 hour day to 90 decibels on an A-weighted scale (dBA). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health... Read more »

done1

This project is part 3 in the building a robot arm tutorial. In the first part I show how to design the arm and the second part shows how to design the base. Part four will show how to add control with an Arduino. So far in designing our robot arm we have designed and... Read more »

Monster High basket and emblem on front fork.

My 8 year old daughter Anna is now the proud owner of the best bike you can’t buy. That’s because she picked the colors, collaborated on the design, and assisted (a little) with making it. It all started simply enough. Anna had outgrown her last bike, and so we took her... Read more »

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Marble machines are fun contraptions that take marbles through crazy loops and turns. You can buy one from a toy store or you can make one yourself. There are a lot of different ways to go about it, but I’m particularly impressed with what Jazzmyn Ellsworth, 14, did. She designed various 3D... Read more »

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Cellphone snooping. Network surveillance. Face recognition technology. As the gadgets we search, watch, and read become more able to watch us back, Makers are finding clever ways to guard their digital privacy and maintain anonymity online. Here are a few of our favorites. BROWSE ANONYMOUSLY DIY Raspberry Pi VPN/Tor Router... Read more »