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3D printing is pretty neat. Dual extrusion 3D printing is super neat. Modeling with CAD is pretty neat. Modeling with a cloud-based, version controlled, and free to use CAD program like Onshape is super neater. So, why not use both super neat things to make something awesome? Follow this guide and learn... Read more »

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 »