The Aluminum Velociraptor


I'm not an expert on dinosaurs, but the velociraptor is one of the more respected of their ilk (so I am told) and you really do have to respect such a clever girl properly, so I grabbed this velociraptor silhouette from OpenClipArt knowing that I'd find a use for it... 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 »

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 »

Arduino-Controlled CheerLight

CheerLights is a project whereby lights the world over respond to social media like Twitter hash tags, linking the real world to the online world. Pete Prodoehl created his own CheerLight with a ShiftBrite module and Seeduino. Read more »