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7 Fun and Easy DIY Spy Projects To Turn You Into 007

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Maybe you’ve always dreamed of being a CIA operative. Or maybe you’re really into into 007. But whatever the reason, you’ve always had a thing for spies and those high-tech toys they have up their sleeves. Well, now you don’t need all that formal training, not to mention all that danger. […]

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Posted by | March 4th, 2015 4:46 AM

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Frequency Management: Don’t Wreck Your Neighbor’s Drone

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As the FPV drone flying grows and grows, it’s easy to expect more people showing up at your local gatherings. In general, that’s great for the community, but it can result in some serious difficulties keeping the radio waves clear for active pilots. Poorly managed frequencies can turn any FPV meetup […]

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Posted by | March 3rd, 2015 3:12 PM

Categories: Electronics, Robotics | No Comments

TIE Fighter Drone Mod is Coolest Since Millenium Falcon

Oliver, the maker of the incredible Millenium Falcon quadcopter we shared recently, is back with yet another impressive creation. This time he has tackled the iconic Tie Fighter Interceptor. Much like the Millenium Falcon build, he’s using foam to loosely represent the shape. When flying around, the illusion is quite […]

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Posted by | March 3rd, 2015 10:07 AM

Categories: Art & Design, Hacks | 1 Comment

Thinify Your Project Enclosure Using Layers of PCB

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Enclosure design can be a daunting task. Unfortunately, it is a task that nearly every project will require. A forum user at the EEVblog has taken a very elegant approach to his enclosure design by constructing the entire thing from PCB. One possible benefit from this design is that getting […]

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Posted by | March 3rd, 2015 9:50 AM

Categories: Crowdfunding, Energy, Maker Pro, Open Source Hardware | 3 Comments

X-Carve: Inventables Launches New Line of Workshop CNC Machines

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Inventables is known for the open-source, easily-modded Shapeoko 2 CNC machine. Today, they break ways with that brand as they launch their own machine, dubbed X-Carve, and with it bring a number of upgrades and new features to the DIY subtractive-manufacturing community. The Shapeoko line began with Edward Ford’s $300 CNC machine […]

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Posted by | March 3rd, 2015 7:43 AM

Categories: CNC Machining, Computer-Controlled Cutting, Electronics, Tools, Workshop | No Comments

Unreal Miniature Dioramas of Batmobile, Urban Decay

The scale models and dioramas of Tokyo-based artist Satoshi Araki are so incredibly life-like, you almost need his Gulliver-sized hand in the frame to reveal the truth behind these Lilliputian worlds. Amazingly, he uses a lot of Styrofoam to build the basic structures for his often-dark, often urban-themed dioramas, along […]

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Posted by | March 2nd, 2015 3:01 PM

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Ingenious Hive Design Gives You Honey on Tap

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There’s a new way to collect honey and it’s never been sweeter. Flow Hive may have solved the hassle of getting the honey from the hive. Father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson have come up a great solution that offers honey on tap straight from the hive.  Does […]

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Posted by | March 2nd, 2015 2:05 PM

Categories: Architecture, Food & Beverage | 2 Comments

Behind the Scenes: Drone Dudes’ Awesome Cinema-Grade Octocopter

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  The Drone Dudes stopped by the Maker Media Lab recently to show off their custom octocopter setup, and we took the opportunity to get it — and them — on camera. The crew is a group of commercial, aerial cinematographers specializing in using high-end, custom octocopters for close proximity […]

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Posted by | March 2nd, 2015 11:38 AM

Categories: Art & Design, Photography & Video | 1 Comment

Build The Best Snow Fort On The Block With This DIY Snow Brick Mold

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Building walls, forts, igloos, and other favorite snow structures just got a whole lot easier and much more impressive. This weekend, take your personal winter wonderland to a whole new level and previously unseen heights with this DIY method for making perfectly-shaped stackable snow bricks for all your cold weather […]

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Posted by | March 2nd, 2015 11:08 AM

Categories: Craft, Fun & Games, Kids & Family, Woodworking | 4 Comments

Crochet This Adorable Chewbacca

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After signing up for a craft swap, cunning crocheter Melissa Mall discovered that her swap partner was a huge Star Wars fan, so she proceeded to crochet this awesomely appropriate Chewbacca doll that she calls “The Walking Carpet.” Measuring about 15 inches tall, perhaps the best thing about this imposing […]

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Posted by | March 2nd, 2015 10:58 AM

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