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"All About Welding Plastics"

Lately I've been getting interested in heat-welding plastics, and so far some of the best practical, hands-on advice I've found within the tubes comes from this black-and-white Seelye Model 63 Plastic Welder manual posted over at amphibious / all-terrain vehicle enthusiast site 6x6 World. t's posted as low-to-middling resolution JPGs,... Read more »

Workshop Weekend – Turn Maker Faire Inspiration Into Action

Inspired by Maker Faire this past weekend? Workshop Weekend, happening in locations around the Bay Area this coming Saturday and Sunday, will turn that enthusiasm into hands-on education and real-life making. An amazing range of short (2-4 hour) introductory workshops will take you from knowing nothing to welding, making pens,... Read more »

Giant Machete-Shooting Slingshot

I love Cory Doctorow’s droll description of this creation almost as much as I love the thing itself: This handy gentleman has built an (arguably ill-conceived, but nevertheless impressive) rifle-cum-slingshot that fires machetes, should you find yourself with the need to fire machetes. The handy gentleman in question is YouTuber... Read more »

Coffee can radar

Whats more hardcore than making your own synthetic aperture radar system? How about teaching a class how to build their own using some breadboardable electronics, empty coffee cans, and a spare laptop? That’s exactly what radio whiz Greg Charvat did this semester at MIT, and you can see some of... Read more »

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