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This Week in Making: Waterjet Jack-O’-Lanterns and the Truth About Wireless Power

Join our Halloween contest! Or don’t! I can’t tell you what to do. If you decide to submit a project, we’re offering prizes. Even if you don’t submit there are still ways to participate: look at other people’s projects, give respects where it’s due, and help your favorites win.

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We definitely side-eyed the headline of this article that calls carving a pumpkin with a machine that costs upwards of 100 grand a “life hack” (whose life?), but it’s still neat to see a waterjet carve out this pumpkin in less than a minute.

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One thing we’ve always been impressed with at Make: is the way the maker community comes together to collaborate, form friendships, and, in the words of Bill and Ted, “be excellent to each other.” One of the ways we’ve seen this in action is in the camaraderie between Makers on YouTube.

The Museu de la Tècnica, a small, nondescript museum in the Spanish town of Figueres, houses a treasure trove of stunning antique typewriters. You have to read the twitter thread from @mwichary from start to finish. The machines are stunning.

Soizic Pénicaud, an educator learning hands on about EdTech and the Maker Movement in Paris, recently spent a week in a makerspace. Here’s a look at her key takeaways about how to learn by doing.

Mehdi Sadaghdar, just an everyday hero trying to keep people from cutting up their charging cords because of a popular-but-totally-bullsh*t DIY project online.

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A typical day for Lisa includes: getting up to see the sunrise, bicycling, interning at Make:, reading and writing short stories, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts for hours while working on projects or chores.

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