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Raspberry Pi-Powered BMO Brings Adventure Time To Life

So many Adventure Time fans wish that they could have their own personal BMO, a quirky living game system from the show. If you’re not yet familiar, watch the video below, it will give you a quick taste of BMO’s role. Obviously based on the GameBoy, BMO is the digital friend... Read more »

By , February 27th, 2015 @ 10:00 am




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Our 3 Favorite Robots from the New York Toy Fair

Until we enter the age of companion droids, robots for the mass market will continue to be categorized as either appliances or toys. Which makes Toy Fair New York a great place to check out the new consumer robots coming out every year. Happily, many of these robots come in... Read more »

By , February 24th, 2015 @ 10:18 am



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Build Your Own Toys with ThinkFun’s Maker Studio

As I mentioned yesterday, the big theme of this year’s Toy Fair in New York is “joining the maker movement.” But to qualify as a genuine maker toy, a plaything should meet some basic criteria.  One new series of kits that fits my definition of a maker toy is the... Read more »

By , February 19th, 2015 @ 11:43 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

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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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