Art & Sculpture

Where to Get Started in Digital Sculpting for 3D Printing

Where to Get Started in Digital Sculpting for 3D Printing

Digital sculpting isn’t as hard as it looks. At least, getting started isn’t that hard. You’ll still have to put in some serious time to get GOOD, but don’t let that scare you off. You may be surprised by how easily you can get something to be proud of, even as an absolute beginner. There […]

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These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

When you think about all of the sensory delights you’d find at a music festival, a mirror doesn’t really pop to the top of your mind. However, this team of architects Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek came up with a way to make mirrors the most fascinating thing there. This art installation called “Reflection” was born out of a […]

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Sculpting A Giant Troll Head For Your Mantle

Sculpting A Giant Troll Head For Your Mantle

As a television series adaptation of the Pre-Lord of the Rings story is being eagerly awaited by millions around the world, I thought it apt to stir the imaginations of those who have yet to taste the magic of JR Tolkeins world.   I was thinking of all the iconic imagery of The Hobbit and Lord […]

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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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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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This Giant Arduino Actually Works… Kind Of

This Giant Arduino Actually Works… Kind Of

Any maker who loves their Arduino wishes they had more. Typically though, they don’t simply mean BIGGER. Zach, however, did mean bigger: 12 times bigger! Zach’s giant Arduino is mainly comprised of wood, cnc milled to look like the tiny blue board. A fresh coat of paint and some 3d printed connectors and chips bring […]

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Tis The Season For Maker Contests: Space Plants and Holiday Decorations

Tis The Season For Maker Contests: Space Plants and Holiday Decorations

With holiday vacations coming up, what better way to spend a little time away from work than with a maker contest? We are very happy to announce a pair of fun and inventive competitions happening right now on Make: Projects. Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge NASA has proposed an interesting problem to solve: growing plants […]

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