Cast Iron Skillet Map of the U.S.


Back in the old days, pioneers traveled with round cast iron skillets. You could make round pancakes, round eggs, and throw some rectangular strips of bacon on the side. But today, thanks to Alisa Toninato of FeLion Studios, you can cook a quiche in the shape of your home state. Read more »

Laser Kaleidoscope


Pete Prodoehl’s Laser Keleidoscope is simple-seeming and elegant project he built for a gallery event. I love the 3D-printed knobs, motor holders, and mirror holders! When I was at Maker Faire Detroit back in July I saw this laser spinner thingy called “The Interociter” and decided I had to have... Read more »

Milwaukee 3D Printer Meetup


Remember that 3D Printing Meetup we had? You probably read all about it. Well, people liked it, so we’re doing it again. If you’ve got a MakerBot, RepRap, Mendel90, Solidoodle, Bukobot, Quantum ORD Bot, or some other oddly named CNC machine that spits out melted plastic, pack it up and... Read more »

Cell Phone Glove


I love this project by Milwaukee artist Bryan Cera. Called Glove One, it’s a mobile phone in glove form. The project page is fairly sparse, but Bryan says a DIY tutorial is forthcoming. [via Ponoko, which has a great interview.] Read more »

Arc-O-Matic, an Arduino-Controlled Art Bot


Pete Prodoehl, inspired by this robot, created an art bot — the Arco-O-Matic — with servos hot glued to dowels, and a clothespin holding the Sharpie. So to make it all work we start by putting an 18″x24″ sheet of paper down with a few pieces of tape, and then... Read more »

Following the Ten Rules for Maker Businesses


Pete Prodoehl of Milwaukee, WI, who runs a web development company, is branching out into the DIY biz by selling his Button kit, which creates a one-button keyboard used for, among other things, triggering photobooths. Along the way he’s blogging his experiences following Chris Anderson’s Ten Rules for Maker Businesses:... Read more »