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“Firsts” from the MAKE Flickr pool

“Firsts” from the MAKE Flickr pool


What does it feel like to make something for the first time? Or to try a new and foreign project or technique? One of the goals of MAKE is to inspire you to try something you never have before. I just love the feeling of grasping a new idea or successfully implementing a new method for the first time. I found some interesting “firsts” in the MAKE Flickr pool. Please share yours with us! Above is Flickr user doublellama’s first hot-wire knife prototype.


cibomahto’s first drawbot and its first drawing


Extra Ketchup’s first computer


drinkumbrella’s first tensegrity sculpture


gordasm’s first circuit

6 thoughts on ““Firsts” from the MAKE Flickr pool

  1. Josh says:

    Drawbot looks awesome. Looks like its using some stepper motors or something. Where can I find information on how to build my own whiteboard drawer. Thats super cool!

  2. Matt Mets says:

    Thanks Josh! I have the source code on my site:

    Somehow I forgot to document the hardware and circuit, but it is basically two continuous rotation servo motors driven by an Arduino-based microcontroller. The servo motors ended up being too slow to start and stop the drawing, so I would suggest using stepper motors. Sigh, I guess that needs to be done :-D.

  3. Simon says:

    Ah, the Vic 20. My first computer too! I have very fond memories of that computer. So much so I got that as a personalised plate for the car I am restoring (and for other reasons – the car is called Vicky 2).

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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