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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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A First Look At The Mosaic Palette At Maker Faire

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I had a chance to meet some of the members of the Mosaic team at Maker Faire Bay Area and check out the Mosaic Palette. The Palette can take up to four different colors of filament and combine them to allow them to be printed on a single extruder 3D printer. […]

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 7:30 AM

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How to Make an Awesome Death Star Piñata

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Nothing says festive birthday party love like an Imperial planet killer, groaning with goodies, for the kids to attack with a pool noodle light saber. Death to Lord Vader! Mmmmmm…. Starburst. This Death Star piñata is actually rather simple to build, using only a beach ball, strips of newspaper and […]

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 6:49 AM

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Rockstar Robots: Festo’s Giant Floating Jellyfish Bots

Festo’s AirJelly makes use of a helium-filled balloon and actuated tentacles to achieve flight.

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it. […]

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Posted by | May 28th, 2015 6:00 AM

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Jurassic Park Car Replica Is Perfect for Dinosaur Hunting

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This Jurassic Park tour vehicle replica seems like it could have been driven straight out of the original Jurassic Park movie. This awesome car was made by Imgur user scoodidabop. He started with a ’93 Ford Explorer and made quite a few changes to it. He spent about two years looking for the parts he needed and spent […]

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Posted by | May 27th, 2015 11:19 AM

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LED Stickers Are an Easy Gateway into Making

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We all recognize the power of making with LEDs. (Arduino “Hello World!” anyone?) LEDs have been the lure drawing many into the world of making. However, LED projects have remained inaccessible to many young ladies. No more! LiteSeeds LED stickers are about to change all that. While walking the aisles of Maker Faire’s Start-Up Pavilion I came […]

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Posted by | May 27th, 2015 8:30 AM

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Handmade Beauty: Hairpin Leg Vanity Table with Built-In Storage

Handmade Beauty: Hairpin Leg Vanity Table with Built-In Storage

If you’ve got a few woodworking skills under your belt and are looking for a fun and challenging springtime project to tackle, this modern-meets-rustic hairpin leg vanity table is a great way to expand your furniture-building know-how! My favorite part about this project’s design is definitely the fold-up doors that […]

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Posted by | May 27th, 2015 8:00 AM

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