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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 »

Kinohaguruma’s wooden robotic arm functions using a series of gears and levers

The Wooden Robotic Arm uses a series of gears, pistons and levers to actuate in 4-DOF, all of which were crafted by hand. No, the artist isn’t offering his design for sale. Read more »

A Titan II in the Rocket Park at the New York Hall of Science.  This former ICBM was the launch vehicle for NASA's Gemini space program.

In 1964, a student asking for advice about what field to go into probably would have been given the one word answer “Space”. Fifty years ago, predicting that mankind would continue to expand our exploration of space was as obvious as saying the Sun was going to rise in the... Read more »


Two years ago last weekend I was in New York City at the World Maker Faire and although I had been once before at the inaugural Montreal Mini Maker Faire it was still like the very first time. At this point I have been to four and have some thoughts on what keeps... Read more »


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