DIY Smart Phone Cases

DIY phone cases

Design Sponge shows us a great way to re-purpose holiday glitz into a snazzy new iphone case. This is also excellent for me, who is a Droid user. I love the phone, but there is a serious lack of cool cases. Read more »

Intern’s Corner: My First Project


I am a recently hired intern at MAKE and I work in MAKE Labs. My first build was the "Audiobook," one of the projects for an upcoming issue of MAKE. It turned out to be fun to build and a good introductory project for me. Read more »

Easily Control Ambient Lighting with Your Smartphone


If you're looking to jumpstart an ambient lighting project and could use a controller with out-of-the-box iOS and Andriod support, you might want to check out the iGloLEDset from MEA Mobile. They've currently got a 5V kit that comes with a nice iOS/Android app to mix color gradients on-the-fly from... Read more »

Minecraft Augmented Reality App


Can’t get enough of Minecraft? Wish you could bring your creations with you wherever you go and interact with them in the real world? Now you can with the Minecraft Reality app by Mojang. That’s right–get chunky 8-bit style graphics rendered in hardware accelerated real-time 3D and mapped over your... Read more »

Cyber Monday at O’Reilly


If you recently acquired an ebook reader, tablet, or smartphone and are looking to expand your technical library with quality ebook and video titles, then you’ll be happy to know that today you can save 50% on all ebooks and videos from That means that copy of Encyclopedia of... Read more »

3D-Printed iPhone Sweater Case


Check out this cool Janne Kyttanen-inspired 3D-printed iPhone sweater case from Shapeways' Design for iPhone 5 Contest winner ArtizanWork. It's a prime example of the sort of object that can only be produced with a 3D printer. The unibody construction with both hard and soft surface attributes combined with a... Read more »