maker channel

The new Maker Channel recently added by IFTTT means the services is suddenly accessible, and useable, from the Arduino and Raspberry Pi. Read more »

Cory Doctorow passionately explains why the DMCA is about the worst thing ever

O’Reilly Media held its annual Solid conference this week in San Francisco. It’s an annual show  covering “Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things.” We found it eye-opening, informative, and occasionally controversial. Here’s some of what we heard at this year’s show: Synthetic Biology Joichi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab, explained... Read more »

Laying out the design for his Wave holster clip using blue layout fluid and a C-Thru ruler.

In this Tested: One Day Build video, with Adam Savage and Will Smith, Adam decides to upgrade one of his Leatherman Wave cases with a belt-borne, one-finger-access clip holster. He decides to use a scrap piece of aluminum for the build. He also plans to upgrade his previous design of... Read more »

finished disc

Make this spinning, swirling, self-contained liquid disc and mount it in your table for a gorgeous centerpiece. Read more »

carpenter-for-web

This clockwork carpenter is an automaton, which is a self-operating machine that can be made out of different materials. Evidence of them dates back hundreds of years, and I’m always excited when I see a new one pop up. I’ve mostly seen them made out of paper, but it’s a real... Read more »

Make a Floating Pool Noodle Beverage Boat

Have a plastic tub and a pool noodle? Your day at the beach/pool/lake just got a whole lot better with this floating pool noodle beverage boat! The problem with open water? Nowhere to put that much-needed beverage. The solution: Build your booze (and soda and juice) a boat! (Obviously.) Planning... Read more »

molten glass

Micron 3DP, a maker of extruders for 3D printing, has been exploring an exciting new area: 3D Printing with glass. This exploration seems like a somewhat natural transition for the company. The “hot end” of the 3D printer is the part of the extruder assembly that literally melts the plastic... Read more »