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An Early Maker Story From Holland


We think of the maker movement as a modern phenomena propelled by the internet, growth of makerspaces, and increasingly affordable digital technology. But making, of course, is anything but new. It's part of what it means to be human. Dutch lutier Jan van Cappelle's career as a maker began when... Read more »

Simple Machines: The Lever

Make a Lever to Demonstrate Simple Machines

The lever is one of the six classic simple machines. A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes a force's direction or magnitude. The other five simple machines are the wheel and axle, the pulley, the inclined plane, the wedge and the screw. Explaining simple machines to kids can... Read more »

Dinotopia: An Interview with James Gurney

I've had the intention to cover and post about my favorite artists for a long time now, finally getting off my lazy butt to do it. No better way to kick it off, than with a living legend, James Gurney. James is best known for the Dinotopia series, where he... Read more »