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These Little Robots Will Carry Away Your Car

The Avert deployment platform- complete with robots and vehicle lift.

Sci-fi movies imagine worlds where robots rebel against their creators and try to take over, but in reality there have been several studies and inventions that use robotics to help out humans in areas such as hospitals and schools. One European team of scientists has a created a team of […]

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Posted by | May 29th, 2015 8:30 AM

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Fully Functioning Giant Game Boy is Perfect for Parties

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Many of us have a nostalgic connection to the Game Boy. Sure, the screen was small and in black and white (or was it green?), but if you were a child of the 80s, this was as good as it got for portable gaming. Unless, of course, you could afford […]

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Posted by | May 29th, 2015 8:00 AM

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A 3D Printed Toy with a ’90s Transformers Style

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Assembly has long been emphasized as a selling point for children’s toys, from Lincoln Logs and Legos to Tinkertoys, Hexbugs, and K’nex. After all, what’s the fun in buying and playing with something that you don’t get to assemble yourself? In the latest iteration of such kits, artist and designer Tomoo […]

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Posted by | May 29th, 2015 7:30 AM

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Shapeoko’s Steady March Toward a Better, Affordable CNC

Shapeoko 3

Back in 2012 I wrote a piece on Shapeoko, Edward Ford, and his CNC community. At the time he was on the verge of bringing the first good quality, affordable CNC to market. Now in 2015 he’s releasing Shapeoko 3 and by all evidence his guiding principles haven’t changed. With the release […]

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Posted by | May 29th, 2015 7:00 AM

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Epic Fails: 3 Elite Makers Discuss The Upside of Failure

Photo: Lem Fugitt

Over the past few months, three notable makers have been delighting listeners with their podcasted conversations about tools, creativity, and the magic of building. The show, called Making It, comes from David Picciuto (The Drunken Woodworker), Bob Clagett (I Like to Make Stuff), and Jimmy DiResta (Discovery’s Dirty Money, and […]

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Posted by | May 29th, 2015 6:30 AM

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Watching Rube Goldberg Go Viral

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Rube Goldberg has really become an adjective, thanks to the strange, enduring attraction to his devices

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Posted by | May 29th, 2015 6:00 AM

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Google Sharing Plans for DIY 3D VR Camera Rig

GoPro JUMP rig.

Beginning this summer, Google will launch a new platform called JUMP that should make it easier for people to record, stitch, and publish stereoscopic virtual reality video. Makers will soon be given the specs needed to create their own compatible VR camera rigs.

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 2:23 PM

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Maker Made in Taiwan

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Off the coast of China, in the waters of the East China Sea, lies an island that is one of the most densely populated countries in the world: Taiwan. Situated on the northern tip of Taiwan is the capital city, Taipei, also known as the City of Azaleas, home to […]

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 1:40 PM

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Oh Deer: Make Faux Taxidermy from Perler Beads

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If hunting live game is not quite your cup of tea, but you’d still love to have a trendy head mount ornament for your wall, then this is the project for you! This kitschy little sculpture is made using plastic melting beads, a.k.a Perler or Hama beads. They are a […]

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 8:30 AM

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Weedebud, a Solar-Powered Weeding Robot

Nathan Allen first saw the need for a gardening robot when he noticed how the war against weeds was impacting his mother’s love of gardening. His mother found the volume of weeds in her garden a struggle, and as a result, gardening became less enjoyable for her. Nathan decided to tackle this […]

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 8:00 AM

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