3D Print Your Own Marble Machine

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Marble machines are fun contraptions that take marbles through crazy loops and turns. You can buy one from a toy store or you can make one yourself. There are a lot of different ways to go about it, but I’m particularly impressed with what Jazzmyn Ellsworth, 14, did. She designed various 3D... Read more »

Build Your Own Resin 3D Printer with Lego


Most 3D printers need complex motion systems to draw out the pattern of the object being printed. FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) printers need rigid x/y stages; SLA (Stereolithography) printers use galvanometers to move their laser around; but DLP (Digital Light Processing) printers don’t need any of these — they flash an entire layer at... Read more »

Motorcycle Gyromount Always Delivers Perfect Video

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If you’ve ever watched MotoGP (motorcycle) racing, you might have wondered how the camera appears to stay level even while the bike turns left and right, nearly becoming horizontal. Saftari was curious about this himself and, rather than simply answering the question, he built a gyroscopic camera rig that allows the camera... Read more »

Getting Started with Arduino Mini and FTDI

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In this episode of “Projects with Ryan Slaugh” I highlight using the Arduino Mini with the FTDI Friend. Normally, using an Arduino is as simple as plug and play into your USB. With the Mini, however, you need to use the FTDI Friend. The Friend itself is a simple device that converts... Read more »

Build Your own Biped Robot

BoB the BiPed is a cute little 3D printed robot and winner of Instructables 3D Printing and Pocket Sized Electronics contests. BoB inspired a series of copies and adaptations. Come see BoB at World Maker Faire in New York. Read more »

Charles Guan: Build Your Everything Really Really Fast


Charles Guan is an MIT alumnus, and has been making projects that have been festive and amazing over the past few years. Charles has been influential in the MIT Makerspace/club MITERS, where students create all manner of great projects. He and MITERS members have been frequent fliers at various Maker... Read more »