It’s our Make: Online pal Sean Ragan’s birthday today, and look what his mom made him: a chocolate retro birthday computer! When I inquired as to how it was made, Sean replied:

It’s cast in a couple of molds. Apparently the trick is “tempering” it correctly to avoid a dull chalk surface. She has a non-contact IR thermometer that she uses to get it just right.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).