MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other. Read more »
The Raspberry Pi is a multifaceted device that can use a host of skills. While this single board computer was made with education in mind, it is not what I would call "easy to use" and can challenge even the most savvy maker. Fortunately, with a thriving online community and... Read more »
Soldering is one of the the most useful skills in a maker's arsenal. If you're looking to learn to solder or perhaps brush up on your skills, consider checking out our Getting Started with Soldering Kit in the Maker Shed. It has just about everything you need to get soldering... Read more »
Designing ATOMS: How Do We Enable Young Makers, Without Hiding the Details of How Things Really Work?
Tools that help users extend their capabilities almost always abstract away the true nature of how things work. Read more »
What do you do when you want a CNC machine, but don’t have the room or the funds for a massive professional machine to build your custom parts? I found myself in the same dilemma, so I chose to scale down my purchase and invest in a manual mill that... Read more »
If you're a kit connoisseur, this gift guide is for you! Here are 12 awesome craft kits that are sure to knock a few names off your holiday to-buy list! Read more »
How much time and effort do you put in to choosing the perfect Christmas gift? If you're like my wife and I, it's far too much. It is practical? Will they use it? It's a never ending guessing game that typically ends up with a polite "thank you" card. This... Read more »