How InMoov, the open-source, 3D-printed humanoid robot was born. Read more »


If creativity is intelligence having fun, then creating a board game is intelligence at play. One of my favorite units for the 7th grade class I teach is the Board Game Design unit. When my assistant principal walked into my class, though, she was skeptical. The kids had played board... Read more »


There’s a common argument that you can’t make anything useful on a 3D printer. That’s not exactly true, and these 3D printed hand bolts aren’t just useful, they also add utility to the hardware you already have in your shop. I can’t take full credit on this design — I first... Read more »

Bar top computer arcade

Take an unwanted desktop PC and build a bartop arcade gaming cabinet out of the parts. Read more »


If someone said they had created a “Stair Bear,” I would think it would be brown and furry (or possibly dangerous). This one is neither, but I would have a hard time resisting such a great rhyme to name this four-wheeled (or is it 12-legged) contraption that is able to... Read more »


Backyard blacksmith Phil Baumhardt discovered some vehicle trash and turned it into Viking treasure. While scavenging for materials, he discovered a pair of suspension leaf springs, likely thrown out during a trailer or vehicle repair. He recognized that they were made of high carbon steel, the same metal used in... Read more »

Mini Maker Faire Saint-Malo_Darnel LINDOR-87Final

Never underestimate the sparks that can fly when a small and dedicated group of Makers set their minds to something. Such is the story of the rapidly growing Maker community in France. It all started with one French maker’s trip to World Maker Faire New York in 2011. Bertier Luyt... Read more »