Volunteer at Maker Faire

I worked as a volunteer during the very first Maker Faire Bay Area in 2006, and I haven’t missed one since! It was exhilarating, and exhausting all at the same time. In between working my shifts at the Maker Check-In, I met Suzy Pakhchyan, of Fashioning Technology, and stitched my... Read more »

How-To: Make a Silicone Mold

Instructables user Jenn Nelson is blowing my mind with this amazing mold making tutorial. I am swimming in the possibilities! She writes: A hard shelled mold with a squishy interior that captures and works well with undercuts. Capture the finest details from any object you wish to replicate with this... Read more »

Lady Banks Rose

Lady Bank’s Rose is a delicate evergreen rose with tiny, puffy yellow flowers. Currently one is just breaking into bloom above the CRAFT and MAKE offices. The best thing about this evergreen beauty is that she is thornless. Thornless! Lady Bank’s is a vigorous climber and flowers freely throughout spring... Read more »

Wisteria at the O’Reilly Media Offices

Wisteria is just one of many amazing plants that cover the offices and the grounds, and it is a classic flower that has long been a favorite of artists, poets, and romantics.The main entrance to each building on the O’Reilly Media campus is covered with huge clusters of flowers that... Read more »

Making LED Throwies at Yuri’s Night

This weekend the MakeMobile was on the tarmac at the NASA Ames Research Center for Yuri’s Night, a massive global celebration of Yuri Gagarin’s first flight into space. 211 parties were held across the globe, and even the astronauts on the International Space Station had one! The Bay Area event... Read more »

MAKE Flickr pool weekly roundup

This week in the MAKE Flickr pool we saw: Arduino digicam by arms22, LED lighting PCB board etching by Joel Miller, Print-your-own 35mm pinhole camera by Francesco Capponi, Improving breadboard layout through practice by mrbbking, DIY digital view camera rig by FiveseveNp90, Spiderbot walking mechanism by Richard, Beatfeat by Arturo... Read more »

MAKE Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

This week in the MAKE Flickr pool we saw: Smallest Zine In The World by The Bottomless Paddling Pool, play clothtylophone by syano, Schlitz box amp by nitdoggx, Oscilloscope + arduino by zeni666. Read more »