This Week in Making: Awesome Cosplays, a Desktop Waterjet, and Prepping for Halloween

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This Week in Making: Awesome Cosplays, a Desktop Waterjet, and Prepping for Halloween
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For a look at some of the cosplayers who made it to DragonCon this year, it’s hard to beat this video that also touches on why these cosplayers love what they do so much.


We’ve never seen this before. And now that we have seen it, we can’t stop watching. Flexible metamaterials combined with clever design make this 3D printed latch and handle system work without needing a bunch of interconnected parts.

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We got an in person look at Wazer’s desktop waterjet cutter. It’s the first of its kind as far as we know, and we’re pretty excited about it.


Love Halloween? Love making? Check out our special Halloween issue for more projects to scare and delight! Available now online and in print at fine retailers everywhere.

Things are going to get a little spooky around here. To give you time to prep, we’re kicking off tons of Halloween goodies. This week, we got things started with a creepy Kirigami skill builder from Paper Dandy’s Horrorgami book. Expect to see old favorites from years past, and new projects and articles to get your inner ghost going. Check in on Mondays for costumes, Wednesdays for hi-tech Halloween, and Friday for crafts and decorations. Also keep your eye out for contests! We’ll be announcing weekly Instagram contests and project contests on our new community page on Hackster. Details will be coming soon!

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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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