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MakerCon blasts off today in the New York Hall of Science. The crowds are gathering in anticipation of some of the event and the speakers are readying their voices for stage. Our lineup is full of impressive names you may recognize. Leaders in industry and insight into building a maker... Read more »

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space station The first 3D printer in space is headed to the international space station soon.¬† We got a chance to talk to some of the Made In Space team about their 3d printer and the challenges they faced at the 3Dprintshow in London a couple weeks ago. We’ve been... Read more »

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I have a small quadcopter that fits in my hand which I enjoy using. To call what I have and this gas-drinking monstrosity by the same name seems wrong, but just as an elephant and a mouse are both animals, they are, on some level, the same thing. On the... Read more »

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I modified¬†a wireless doorbell system to turn on a light in addition to playing a tone. Read more »

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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