The adult citrus root weevils feed citrus leaves, but the larvae do the most damage. US Dept. of Agriculture photo by Keith Weller.

Biomimicry finds models in nature--organisms and ecosystems--that are doing what we want our designs to do. BioBrainstorming is a technique for quickly finding lots of potential models. It involves first asking the right question, based on function, then looking on, going for walks outdoors, talking to biologists, and other... Read more »


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Prep CT images to print, using open-source software. Read more »

Percussion instrument designed by students of a local Johannesburg school in collaboration with Bushveld Labs

Maker Faire Africa wrapped up this weekend with an incredible turnout. The event was held at the Sci-Bono Discovery Center in Johannesburg. As you can see in the slideshow above, supplied by Omar Soubra, there was a very wide variety of attendees and fun was had by all. Read more »


As an engineer, I tend to gravitate towards the mechanical and electrical posts for Make, but all of us (hopefully) use soap. Some days, like when doing preventive maintenance, engineers need quite a lot of it, and possibly even a new set of clothing. In the video below, you can... Read more »

EZ-Robot's Revolution Six robot.

EZ-Robot has developed an impressive set of products. They lent me one of their robots to evaluate. Come check it out. Read more »

If you remember the film The Rocketeer, there’s a good chance that you wanted a Cirrus X3 Rocket pack. Unfortunately, a working model isn’t availalble (yet), but Steve Radtke of Valor Design made one that could almost convince someone that it could take off. From the pictures, it looks flawless. If... Read more »


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