Custom Cross-Stitch Patterns


Almost all printed photographs are made of dots. Look closely in magazines, on inkjet pages, or even on billboards, and you can see the dots — but as you move farther away, your eyes perceive the image created by the dots. Here’s a project that applies this optical phenomenon to... Read more »

Intro to Scratch


The big video game companies create best-selling titles every year, but for the rest of us, bringing our own unique game ideas from wishful thinking into reality is notoriously difficult. Creating even the simplest functionality can take tens of thousands of lines of code. Luckily, the MIT Media Lab has... Read more »

Rocket-Launched Camcorder

Camcorder rocket

Hack a $30, single-use camcorder to make it reusable, then launch it up in a model rocket and capture thrilling astronaut’s-view footage of high-speed neighborhood escape and re-entry. Read more »

Enter a Project on Make: Projects


In addition to learning the ins and outs of working for an internationally published magazine, much of my time working for MAKE has been spent exploring the back catalog of projects and formatting them for consumption on Make: Projects. I’ve uploaded upwards of 80+ projects from MAKE magazine, and I... Read more »

Marble Adding Machine


Computers add binary numbers constantly, but we never see how. This elegant machine does the math using glass marbles. I started building marble track machines years ago using Lego. I experimented with all sorts of crazy ways for the marbles to descend. One was a rocker that shunted a stream... Read more »

The Luna Mod Looper


The Luna Mod is an easy and fun instrument that will have you making great-sounding loops in no time. Rather than sampling input like a traditional loop station, the Luna Mod synthesizes its own sounds, and you play it using two knobs and one button. Read more »