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At the Atlanta Maker Faire on October fourth, I was happy to meet Payam Ghobadpour and Madeleyne Vaca who were showing off a prototype sign language translation glove called the Sign plus plus. They, along with Kelley Sheffield abd Andrew Thieck came up with this device at a HackGT hackathon... Read more »

Maker [Tim] used OpenSCAD to design his parametric peristaltic pump printed in one piec

The parametric peristaltic pump pushes fluid through tubing using a squeezing process making it perfect for IVs and bypass surgery without the threat of contamination. Its 3D printed already assembled, only the tubing needs to be inserted and it’s ready to roll. Read more »

Kaylin Broussard is seen here showing off her and fiance Chris Bartlett's work on a rather unique recumbent tricycle. Also seen in the background is a bike with what look like the most dangerous wheels I've ever seen.

Although I wasn’t able to photograph everything I saw at the Faire this year, here’s a few of the things I saw that were really great. From robots, to a little hovercraft, the many exhibits there made for a really entertaining and possibly even educational day! Read more »

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Media artist Julia Christensen is interested in what happens to "techy trash" like old phones when we're done with them, so she made a work called BURNOUTS from upcycled iPhones. Read more »

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Remember the spell book from Hocus Pocus with the creepy moving eyeball? Since it is the season of Halloween-movie-replica-prop-making, I’ve found a great DIY tutorial that covers the steps required to make a pretty accurate copy! This tutorial doesn’t include how to make the eyeball actually move, but I would... Read more »

A software engineer turns a cheap $5 Halloween decoration into an animated nightmare. A Digispark development board controls the LED eyes and knocker actuator for haunting effects. Read more »

Big Hands and Foam Head Frankenstien's Monster Costume by Scott Sauer

All Hallows Eve Every October I make Halloween costumes for my kids. Through past costume builds I have learned two main things: eyesight is very important and keep the feet free to easily conquer sidewalks, uneven yards, and stairs.  To ensure the night of trick-or-treating is a treat, keep the... Read more »

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