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3D Printing Brings Schooling Home

There are two means of incorporating 3D printing into a homeschool plan. One, of course, is by getting a 3D printer for your home. (More on that later.) A simpler means is through a veritable wealth of amazing pre-made models to be found by the clever makers who post on... Read more »

By , December 16th, 2014 @ 1:01 pm


Awesome castle bunk bed created by dear old Dad.

DIY Castle Bunk Bed

  One father decided that his two little girls simply could not live without a pink castle of their own, so he created an awesome, DIY Castle Bunk Bed with his own two hands and the extraordinary power of his imagination! See the picture above for the finished product. There... Read more »

By , December 15th, 2014 @ 1:01 pm


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DIY Seinfeld TV Aqaurium

If you're a fan of shows about nothing, then you may be hard pressed to find anything more entertaining than this old television that's been outfitted with an aquarium featuring a model of the set from Seinfeld! Read more »

By , December 5th, 2014 @ 4:01 pm


Basic materials to make a gold collectible plate

Dollar Store Hack: The Hunger Games Gold Collectible Plate

Does anyone out there remember the passion people had in acquiring collectible decorative plates back in the 80s, 90s and early 2000s? Names like The Bradford Exchange, The Franklin Mint and Royal Doulton were pumping out limited edition decorative plates destined for the dining room hutch and our parents’ ‘do... Read more »

By , November 30th, 2014 @ 7:29 am


Looking back at how much you've improved over time.

13 Things That Make A Maker’s Day

When talking with friends and co-workers you may notice a tendency to bring up things that bother you. Its normal, we generally share the negative sides of things and identify and empathize over our similar frustrations. It is a really easy thing to do, to start a conversation with “I... Read more »

By , November 27th, 2014 @ 5:01 am


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From The Gift Guide: Toys! Toys! Toys!

  Toys are loved across age groups, genders, and geographical locations. There will never be a shortage of people in your life who enjoy toys. We want to make sure you’ve got the best selection of toys for the maker in your life, so we’ve put together a whole category... Read more »

By , November 25th, 2014 @ 2:01 pm


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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

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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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