This Week in Making: Minecraft, Hyperloop, and Disabling Drones

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This Week in Making: Minecraft, Hyperloop, and Disabling Drones
  • The FDA is trying to fast track artificial pancreases, but some families building their own diabetes devices now. Learn more about OpenAPS, the open source device that monitors blood sugar and automatically administers insulin for those with Type 1 Diabetes.


  • As one commenter put it, “Generally speaking, the longer and more detailed the disclaimer, the better the project.” Learn more about how drones use Wi-Fi by disabling one mid-air (but only if you have permission to do so from drone owner and it won’t hurt anyone or damage anything when it falls, duh!).


  • Microsoft announced that they will be launching an edition of minecraft for educators to use in school. In addition to the game, they have already started offering starter lessons, forums for educators, and other resources.


  • Send us a photo and caption of your DIY Halloween builds and we might feature you in an upcoming issue of the magazine or online!


  • The 1st public demo of the hyperloop technology went off well. Personally, I can’t wait for the day that I can be shot through a tube from San Francisco to Los Angeles like a 745mph spitball.

Tip of the Week:
A mouse could be very happy in a workshop space – lots of nooks and crannies for it to nest in. But if you’re not happy with having a mouse around you can build this humane trap out of a soda bottle and some scrap wood.

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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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