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MakeShift 21 deadline May 28th

You’ve got one month left to submit your solutions for the MakeShift featured in MAKE Volume 21. The deadline is Friday, May 28. Here’s the challenge: The Scenario: You’ve had a long and crappy day at work. What’s more, it’s raining. Hard. You pile into the front seat of your... Read more »

MakeShift 19 deadline November 20th

The deadline for submitting your solution to the MakeShift challenge from MAKE Volume 19 is fast approaching. Napping in an ocean kayak is generally never a good idea, but what would you do if you stuck in this predicament? Work your brain, get creative, and win stuff! Here’s the MakeShift... Read more »

Patio cooler

MAKE commenter whitehead make this neat project that he calls a patio cooler. He turned an ordinary plastic cooler into a nice piece of patio furniture by building a frame for it out of cypress wood and spare sheet metal roofing. Read more »

MAKEcations: deadline extended!

Back to school is fast approaching, so it’s time to get in one more family project before the summer’s over. We’ve extended the MAKEcation challenge deadline to September 9, two days after you’re done enjoying your Labor Day weekend. We have $100 gift certificates to the Maker Shed just waiting... Read more »

How to build a catapult part 1

Bill Gurstelle is your MAKEcation counselor for the make-a-trebuchet Family Challenge. Build a trebuchet and post pictures tagged “MAKEcation” in the MAKE Flickr pool to enter to win a $100 Maker Shed gift certificate! Catapults are wonderful, exciting examples of technology. (I use the catapult to mean any projectile hurling... Read more »