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Many people debate the pros and cons of the different printing technologies out there. There are FFD printers (anything with a filament), SLA (resin based printers), and SLS (powders melted by lasers). Each has its strong points and weak points varying from cost to functional features. This latest project at... Read more »


When you see signs today, you probably assume that someone has designed it and through some electromechanical means it was reproduced onto the billboard, automobile, or the sign that the guy on the sidewalk is waving. Most of the time that’s true, but as seen in the video below, humans,... Read more »

Note the previously mentioned print issue on the smoothed head. This is not due to the acetone (it actually makes it look better!)

3D printing allows us to make some incredible things in our homes and workshops. People are prototyping products, designing bits and pieces to make their lives better, and spitting out more amusing trinkets than ever before. Unfortunately, for the bulk of us who have a typical filament based printer, we’re... Read more »

diresta at makerfaire

The master craftsman shows us his on-site builds and says what being at the event means to him. Read more »

SMS messages alert the user to where the target vehicle is located

Homebrew tracking device was designed using an Arduino Uno and GPRS+GPS shield. Using it to track persons is highly illegal unless you belong to an alphabet agency. Read more »

Chris’s table was built using reclaimed wood and hand tools only

Craftsman, "chop with chris," builds his wife a dining table for their 20th anniversary using reclaimed and rough-sawn wood. He used nothing but hand tools to build it, even refraining from using nails and screws to hold it together. Read more »


As a young toddler, my son has zero interest in “baby” rattles but isn’t impressed by an Etch-A-Sketch or coloring yet. I’ve been busy brainstorming toys to keep his interest, and this buckle toy taps into his love of un-doing everything he can get his hands on. It’s a very simple... Read more »


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