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Several years ago, Chris Gregg, a Tufts University lecturer and computer engineer, received a letter from his friend Erica. This wouldn’t be so unusual, except that it was typed on an actual typewriter, not a printer. Gregg is a fan of vintage typewriters, but, as with myself, makes many mistakes, […]
Posted by Jeremy Cook | July 1st, 2015 5:30 AM
Categories: Arduino, Computers & Mobile | No Comments on 48 Solenoids Transform This 1960s Typewriter into a Computer Printer
When working on any sort of project, safety should always be a huge priority. Although your shirt, pants, hair, or even undergarments might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about keeping yourself safe, they can be quite important. The following are a few clothing […]
Posted by Jeremy Cook | July 1st, 2015 5:00 AM
Categories: Health, Workshop | No Comments on Make it Safely: What to Wear in Your Workshop
Jason Alleman, aka JK Brickworks, has done some very impressive Lego projects over the years, but this might be his coolest yet. Introducing the “Bricasso,” an all-Lego mosaic printer which can scan a piece of art and then re-create it using 1 x 1 multicolored Lego plates. In this 4-part […]
Posted by Gareth Branwyn | June 30th, 2015 12:00 PM
Categories: 3D Printing, Fun & Games, Home | 1 Comment on Building the Bricasso Lego Mosaic Printer
The handsome and stately Union Station yet again provided a fantastic venue for Kansas City’s Maker Faire this past weekend for its fifth annual event. Continuing its growth year after year, the 2015 Faire brought together an incredible number of Makers and attendees for a really fantastic and interactive two days […]
Posted by Mike Senese | June 30th, 2015 10:04 AM
Categories: Maker News | 2 Comments on Arduino-Controlled Butterfly Wings and More at Kansas City Maker Faire 2015
While the loss of yesterday's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket may cause major headaches for NASA, the Dragon also carried other payloads built by numerous high school and middle school students.
Posted by Alasdair Allan | June 30th, 2015 8:03 AM
Categories: Science | 3 Comments on Falcon 9 Failure Is Second Setback for Unlucky Student Space Scientists
You may have heard about amateur or “ham” radio from a friend or maybe one of the members in your Makerspace is a ham. What is ham radio and what does it offer you? First, you’re a Maker, so you already have a lot in common with the ham radio […]
Posted by Caleb Kraft | June 30th, 2015 6:30 AM
Categories: Electronics | 5 Comments on A Maker’s Introduction to Ham Radio
Introduction If you think about tools that we use today that are passed down from ancient people, the knife, or possibly a modern version of the spear might come to mind. Lying somewhere between those two implements in the modern-day usefulness is the awl. Made out of bone in ancient […]
Posted by Jeremy Cook | June 30th, 2015 5:00 AM
Categories: Sewing, Tools | 3 Comments on Skill Builder: Using an Awl to Sew Leather and Heavy Fabrics
Don’t let the limited features of your car’s dashboard get you down. Here are nine projects that will help you customize your cockpit.
Posted by Donald Bell | June 29th, 2015 1:30 PM
Categories: Electronics, Raspberry Pi | 3 Comments on Maker’s Dashboard
When historians of the future look back on the history of giant mechanized robot warriors, they'll say it all started with BattleBots.
Posted by James Tiberius Burke | June 29th, 2015 12:53 PM
Categories: Art & Design, Maker News | 2 Comments on Over the Top: A Brief History of 21st Century BattleMechs
Sugru is a “moldable glue” that has found a place in many Maker toolboxes. Inventor Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh talks about finding her product’s niche.
Posted by DC Denison | June 29th, 2015 11:00 AM
Categories: Home, Tools, Workshop | 2 Comments on Maker Pro Q&A: Stuck on Sugru