Maker Faire New York: Adam Matta, Human Beatbox

Adam Matta plays his "Duchampion."

One of the coolest things I saw at Maker Faire New York was a performance by Tuvan throat singer Liron Peled and human beatbox artist Adam Matta. Tuvan throat singing is an ancient vocal technique practiced by the Tuva people of southern Siberia. Human beatboxing, imitating percussion sounds with the... Read more »

Jimmy DiResta’s Bookgun Stash


Our pal Jimmy DiResta just posted this video of him creating a hiding place for a handgun inside of an old hardbound book. We’ve covered these book safes in the past, usually made by cutting out the hiding compartment with the book still intact. Jimmy disbinds the book, creates a... Read more »

XBee-enabled SumoBots Appearing at Maker Faire

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Rob Faludi, author of Building Wireless Sensor Networks, is bringing some very cool bots to Digi’s Maker Faire Bay Area Booth: Say hello to Troy and Abed! They’re Digi International’s brand-new XBee-enabled SumoBots and they’re ready to begin training for their debut at Bay Area Maker Faire 2012. They’ll be... Read more »

Fun Skill Patches Offered by Adafruit


Phil Torrone of Adafruit sent me a bag full of maker skill patches. When my 9-year-old daughter came home from school today, her eyes popped out like a Tex Avery wolf. I told her she could have them all, but she has to earn them! I’ll work with her to... Read more »

MakerBot vs the Easter Bunny at MakerBot UG NY


This past Tuesday, April 3, MUGNY held their “MakerBot vs the Easter Bunny” meetup, which featured chocolate molds, a demo of some printed artifacts scanned from originals using Autodesk’s free 123D Catch, an intro to MakerBot’s newly launched Design Studio team, and overview of home pewtering and casting, and a... Read more »