DIY Laser Cutter Kit on Kickstarter


Patrick Hood-Daniel and MAKE friend James Floyd Kelly are developing a DIY laser cutter and marketing it via a Kickstarter campaign. While laser cutters share many similarities to CNC machines and 3D printers (mainly in motors that control movement or software/electronics that define where to cut, mill, print, etc.), the... Read more »

Weekend Projects – Repeat After Me: A Mintronics Memory Game

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Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at Combine a MintDuino and Mintronics Survival Pack into a fun memory game reminiscent of Simon and Pocket Repeat from years past. This project will have you build an Arduino clone, program it, and hook it up to... Read more »

In the Maker Shed: Microcontroller Quick Launch Pack


Are you interested in starting out with Arduino but don’t know which kit to get? Check out the Microcontroller Quick Launch Pack from the Maker Shed! It’s the perfect “in between” kit for Arduino. This bundle includes a few more components than the Getting Started with Arduino Kit (like a... Read more »

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 14, Tamiya, Documentation

Founded in Shikuoza, Japan in 1946, Kabushiki gaisha Tamiya was originally a sawmill and architectural lumber company that made wooden ship models as a sideline. Their first plastic model, released in 1960, was a 1/800 scale battleship Yamato. Today, Tamiya manufactures R/C sea, air, and land vehicles, robots, educational materials,... Read more »