Make: Live Hackerspace Roadshow 11/30/11 (video)

YouTube player

Make: Live‘s Hackerspace Roadshow takes you on a virtual journey to hackerspaces around the globe. Above, makers from NYC Resistor in Brooklyn, NY demo their projects including an Inspector Gadget inspired pop up book, a TV-B-Gone NES Light Gun, remote controlled HAM radio base station, and stylish RFID-blocking wallets.

Subscribe to the Make: Live Podcast in iTunes, watch Make: Live episode 21 in its entirety (or download in m4v format). Also check out the chat room transcript!

YouTube player

Hive13 in Cincinnati, Ohio

Hive13 takes us around their impressive space and talks about their lock picking forensics group and their RGB LED window.

Three more hackerspaces after the jump!

YouTube player

Perth Artifactory in Perth, Australia

The Aussies show and tell with their 30,000 volt MIDI instrument they call the Arcophone.

YouTube player

Tokyo Hackerspace in Japan

Tokyo Hackerspace shows off their LOL Shield builds and shares how they melt lead for their radiation detection experiments. We also learn about Safecast, working to put radiation detectors on taxi roofs.

YouTube player

Ace Monster Toys in Oakland, California

These makers show us their huge 100W Exlas 1280 laser cutter, LED blinking art, and a Minecraft Creeper bot.

Show notes:

Want to show us your project? Upload a video or photos and send a link to

Next show:

Make: Live 22: Holiday Show
Wednesday December 14, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

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.

View more articles by Becky Stern


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.