New Year’s Eve – Virtually!

If you're staying in tonight come join MAKE and Eric Rice in the virtual world, Second Life. The party will be at Spin Martin's place (Eric Rice) - at the Spin Martin Estate in Palulop (117/231). Eric has set up numbers to call 1-818-237-5533 or toll free 1-800-978-KSSX and will... Read more »

How Clocks are Made

Pat writes "Since all will be watching their clocks tonight, (except in Australia where the Blogger's Apprentice has already rung in the New Year), here's a fitting video, we thought, of how clocks are made." Link. Stay tuned for some info about a MAKE meet up online for New Years! Read more »

NPR : Inside the World of ‘Do-It-Yourself’

Here's MAKE on Talk of the Nation, December 28, 2005 "Looking for new furniture, clothes or a remodeled house? Maybe it's time to "Do It Yourself." A peak at the curious and creative world of DIY. Guests: Shoshana Berger, editor in chief of ReadyMade magazine. Mark Frauenfelder, editor in chief... Read more »

Picture tour of the Edison-Ford Winter Estates…

Here's MAKE contributor Joe Grand (Grand Idea Studio, Inc.) and the Edison-Ford Winter Estates, 2350 McGregor Blvd., Ft. Myers, Florida. Tons of great photos. The estate is a very cool place with some amazing early prototypes of Edison's work (one of the original hardware hackers). Certainly worth a visit if... Read more »

HOW TO – Circuit Hijacking

Leadingzero writes - "Several projects on this site involve the modding of consumer electronics for new and inventive purposes. The NES tv remote for example used an old remote control as the base of the whole project. However, the circuitry inside was diverted to the controls of an old NES... Read more »

Robot fish!

Robogumby writes - "Here's a wondeful page with all sorts of different robot fish including student projects from a Tokyo university. Most seem quite simple in principle using just one or two RC servo motors. This looks like it could be lots of fun." Link. Read more »

Makers: Reviewed on Slashdot

James Alguire has a review of our new book Makers on Slashdot - "Makers: All Kinds of People Making Amazing Things In Garages, Basements, and Backyards by Bob Parks, and published by O'Reilly, celebrates the basic human desire to create, to nail together two things that have never been nailed... Read more »