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Making on Vacation with littleBits

My idea of an ideal vacation includes time with my family – exploring and learning about some new part of the world, with a little time to play with new Maker toys. Last year, I took our Fireball HD pinball electronics to the beach along with a bunch of new connectors.... Read more »

By , August 14th, 2014 @ 3:01 pm


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Adore Aardman? We Do Too!

What maker cannot help but love Aardman Animations? Today, you can meet a few of the brilliant artists who bring Aardman’s irresistible characters to life during our LIVE Maker Camp Hangout on Air at 11am Pacific time (2pm Eastern) on makercamp.com or the Maker Camp Google+ Community. Aardman produces a... Read more »

By , August 11th, 2014 @ 5:00 am


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7 Awesome Backyard Builds

If you’re privileged enough to have a backyard, especially one without excessive deed restrictions, there’s a good chance you’ve thought about building something there. After all, you are reading Make’s website! You could buy a playset kit from your local hardware or toy store, but what’s the fun in that?... Read more »

By , August 9th, 2014 @ 8:01 am



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Loops, Boops, Dips, Zaps, and Blue Men

We’re playing around with DIY Music at Make: with our best week yet, full of the best of everything you could imagine: Loops If you missed yesterday’s fantastic, phenomenal, “best-hangout-ever” with the one and only Reggie Watts, don’t despair! We’ve tucked it away in the Maker Camp Hall of Fame on YouTube... Read more »

By , August 5th, 2014 @ 8:25 am


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Cool Projects for Kids of All Ages

Find these and other awesome summer projects in our Ultimate Summer Fun Guide, which features tons of 3D images and over 50 projects to make right now. Plus the magazine comes complete with 3D glasses!

Build a Zipline

Build a Zipline

You could buy a dinky, ready-made kit just for kids, but why not make your own industrial-strength zip line that will support the heaviest of neighbors? It’s a fun project you can tackle in a weekend, and you can order all the parts online for less than $400.

Start a Band

Start a Band

Get jamming with your very own cigar box guitar, and then hook it up to this inexpensive cracker box amp to crank it up. Grab your friends and make some noise!

Launch a Rocket

Launch a Rocket

Paper, tape, compressed air … lift-off! Blow your friends away as you send this 25-cent rocket hundreds of feet in the air. Build this easy launcher and rocket with common hardware store items in an afternoon or get the complete kit in the Maker Shed.

3D Print your Head

3D Print your Head

Get started with 3D printing — create a 3D model of your own head and then print it out in solid plastic! Take some simple pictures, use the online tool to create the 3D file, and then print out. If you don’t have a 3D printer at home, no worries, you can send it to a service that will mail it right to your door!

Featured Maker

Super Awesome Sylvia

Have you checked out Sylvia’s Super Awesome Mini Maker Show yet? There’s so much to learn, and she’s an awesome teacher and very cool young maker.

Attention Campers

The Fun Continues!

Maker Camp has come to an end, but never fear! You can relive it all on YouTube. Don’t miss out: follow MAKE on Google+ to come on all the field trips we’re going on this year.

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