Craft & Design

Transforming traditional crafts — with a shot of modern savvy!

We Can’t Stop Watching This DIY Ferrofluid Bluetooth Speaker

We Can’t Stop Watching This DIY Ferrofluid Bluetooth Speaker

Ferrofluid is a mesmerizing material, there’s no doubt about that. We’ve seen plenty of various ways of displaying it, from simply globbing it into a jar and waving magnets at it to building complex displays with microcontroller brains. In this absolutely stunning example Seung Hoon Jung has built a bluetooth speaker with integrated ferrofluid display. […]

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Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.

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The Maker Music Festival Is Looking For Musicians

The Maker Music Festival Is Looking For Musicians

The Maker Music Festival celebrates the makers of innovative, experimental and just plain unusual musical instruments.

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Cricut’s Unfair Lockdown

Cricut’s Unfair Lockdown

With their latest update, you have to pay to use more than 20 files per month. Here’s what’s up, and some alternative machines to look at.

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Cool These Oversized Chips With a Tasty Beverage

Cool These Oversized Chips With a Tasty Beverage

Software engineer Jason Coon is delighting the Internet with his slate beverage coasters designed like classic computer chips.

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A Timelapse Rig Fit For A House Plant

A Timelapse Rig Fit For A House Plant

Timelapse videos have a magical feeling to them. They give us the ability to sit back and watch time fly by lets us see patterns and movements we would normally be completely oblivious to. In this case Jordan, from I Want To Make, shows us how to create a timelapse rig for a plant that […]

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Can You Make A Wooden Canoe, Without The Wood?

Can You Make A Wooden Canoe, Without The Wood?

When an engineer gets curious about whether or not a thing can be done, typically we get some interesting results. Xyla Foxlin had previously made some fantastically beautiful wooden canoes and found herself wondering, at the fiberglass covering step, if she could forego all the fancy woodwork and end up with a somewhat clear fiberglass […]

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