Fantastic Cthulhu Mask

Quirky Montreal artist and fabricator Ian Langohr's latest creation is this fantastic Cthulhu mask. Fun fact: Ian finds inspiration in (not surprisingly) horror and fantasy novels and films. But he also enjoys checking out abandoned Montreal factories and watching nature documentaries, like Planet Earth. Read more »

Using Springs as Heating Elements

Longtime MAKE pal Raphaël Assénat wanted to recycle his stash of anti-static bags for component shipping, and built an improvised heat-sealer to do it. It's just a step-down transformer, some current-limiting resistors, a momentary switch, and a resistance wire made by uncoiling a compression spring. Read more »

Scratchbuilt: The “Swift” from “Space 1999”

Alex Dumas of Sci-High Models took Editor’s Choice in Starship Modeler’s 2010 Just Glue It contest with this 1/87 scale replica of the Swift, a spacecraft from the late-70s British TV series Space: 1999. Do not miss his wonderful work-in-progress shots, one of which I’ve included, below, to show off... Read more »

A RobotGrrl and Her Bots

I was psyched to finally get a chance to meet RobotGrrl at World Maker Faire. In this video from her table, she shows Chris Connor three of the bots she's designed. I especially love that she's already made use of the Redpark Cable for connecting Arduino with iOS via an... Read more »

Caller ID decoder

This is a well-documented solution for storing unlimited caller ID phone numbers. The site contains schematics and the software needed to decode and store the data. Some time ago, I subscribed to the Caller Id service to know who is calling me without being required to pick-up the phone. Unfortunately,... Read more »