Gruesome/Awesome Web-Controlled Puppet


Twitr_janus is a live physical avatar — a puppet that can be controlled remotely through Google Drive, Twitter, and Skype. Inside: an Arduino and webcam. Outside: hot glue face (shaped with a silicone latex mold) and paper mache skull (shaped over carved polystyrene). Read more »

How-To: Manual Rotocasting - Manual rotocasting

I was under the impression, before seeing this video from intrepid propcaster James Bruton of, that rotocasting was only practical if you had a machine to automatically spin the mold on multiple axes, simultaneously, for several hours while the casting material sets up. Turns out that's not the case. Read more »

555 Memorial Circuit


To mark the passing of Hans R. Camenzind (designer of the 555 timer chip), MAKE reader Jim Frize freeformed this lovely little oscillating circuit as a solemn tribute. More: See all of the posts for 555 Week. Read more »