Craft & Design

Transforming traditional crafts — with a shot of modern savvy!

Reusing Disposable Masks As Textiles

Reusing Disposable Masks As Textiles

While attending Maker Faire Lille, I was happy to meet Mimi, an artist that got the bright idea to use discarded face masks as raw material for fashion. Mimi saw the piles and piles of used masks that were going into landfills all over and thought that she could make a statement about disposable fashion […]

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Model Mainframe

Model Mainframe

With how important desktop and laptop computers are to the world today, it’s hard to imagine that, not too long ago, they used to be the size of refrigerators and entire rooms. However, Nicolas Temese has found a way to keep the memory of these gigantic machines alive — by shrinking them down to a fraction of […]

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Jason Pohl in his home workshop

Jason Pohl: From Designing Video Games to Orange County Choppers and Beyond

Jason Pohl calls himself a “pretengineer” because he’s self-taught. Trained as artist, his design work has taken him from creating video games to actually designing and fabricating parts for Orange County Choppers. He moved into CAD design and working with CNC machines, creating custom parts for motorcycles in-house. Jason has boundless energy and enthusiasm as […]

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A Maker Family in Lockdown Helps to Engineer a Memorial Covid Artwork

A Maker Family in Lockdown Helps to Engineer a Memorial Covid Artwork

In A Crack in the Hourglass, a media artwork by Mexican-Canadian artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, people are invited to submit a photograph and story of a loved one lost during Covid. Over a period of about 40 minutes a modified robotic plotter draws the image of the loved one using hourglass sand. Once the drawing is complete […]

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Mind Flayer - Dude Dad

Dude Dad and Stranger Things

I am a huge fan of Stranger Things. So when one of my favorite YouTubers, Dude Dad, built a 14-foot mind flayer and a life-sized Demogorgon 20 miles away from me, I knew I had to go check it out!

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The Fantastical Cardboard Cosplay of Praise Kelechi

The Fantastical Cardboard Cosplay of Praise Kelechi

Name Praise Kelechi. Where are you located? Nigeria. Website | Facebook What kinds of stuff do you make? Cardboard arts, Props and Cosplay. How did you get started making stuff? It all started when I was 11 years old, I always love to fiddle with things and try to figure out how they worked and […]

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Mimicking Nature Via Analog Circuits: Kelly Heaton

Mimicking Nature Via Analog Circuits: Kelly Heaton

At Maker Faire Rome I was lucky enough to get to see the work of Kelly Heaton first hand. She took a little time to talk with me about her work and her goals for the future. . For those who aren’t already familiar, you’ll typically see her art as birds (and other natural things), […]

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