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Build a clever timer circuit that draws no current at all between cycles — zero power! Read more »


Learn how to heat-treat and toughen the metal that built our world: carbon steel. Read more »

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Rogan Brown makes four-dimensional paper sculptures of microbes. He calls himself a scientific surrealist, and the fourth dimension is time. Read more »

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Here’s a fun and easy project for summer: Hack a pair of flip-flops so they make designs in the sand as you walk. Just add a bit of Sugru to your sandals and start stamping! Read more »


Traditional methods for building cars are full of wasted materials and wasted energy. 3D printing offers a greater level of customization along with the ability to easily make complicated parts. The team from Divergent Microfactories set forth to use the power of 3D printing to help make a car — and... Read more »

Keys have a very clear daily purpose in our lives; they give us access into a particular space, but what about the idea of keys? Within our culture, keys hold a larger symbolic purpose that grants them access to memories, control, explanations, interpretations, and access to whatever is being protected or hidden. The... Read more »


There are very few things that will fire-up the creative minds of the world like a good movie. This summer’s hit, Mad Max: Fury Road, is proving to be full of inspiration to at least a few Makers out there. Here are seven designs inspired by the movie that you... Read more »