How-To: Color-Matching Chameleon Scarf

Flora Color Match Scarf

Another cool wearables project from Adafruit Director of Wearable Electronics and MAKE alum Becky Stern. In this design, Becky is showing off the capabilities of Adafruit's FLORA wearable color sensor. She's sewn it into a circuit with a FLORA microcontroller and 12 FLORA RGB LEDs, on a ruffled scarf designed... Read more »

Inside a Brooklyn Hackerspace with Alpha One Labs


Amidst the flurry of excitement that was Maker Faire earlier this month, one thing that got overlooked in my own NYC backyard was the Grand re-opening of north Brooklyn's community hackerspace Alpha One Labs. Thankfully PC Mag's Chris Snyder & Edward Schneckloth stopped by to interview founder Sean Auriti and... Read more »

How-To: Electroluminescent Chuck Taylors


More wearables goodness from Becky over at Adafruit. Folks have been crowing about the advent of wearable electronics for a long time, of course, and while it's easy for prognosticators and futurists to predict these things in theory, it takes folks like Becky, down in the trenches, to actually make... Read more »

How-To: Shimmering LED Skirt

Becky's latest wearables project, over at adafruit, combines three components from their FLORA sewable electronics ecosystem—the microcontroller, the accelerometer/compass module, and the RGB LED "pixels"—to create a no-solder sewable circuit that sparkles when you sashay! Read more »

How-To: DIY Welding Rod


Brooklyn-based maker Chris Hackett is founder and director of the Madagascar Institute, whose slogan is: “Fear is never boring.” Can’t argue with that! In MAKE Volume 33, Hackett shows us how to make our own welding rods. In his intro he writes: There are a bunch of DIY welder articles... Read more »