Craft & Design

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This Instrument Uses The Most Powerful Musical Chord Progression To Make You Rock

This Instrument Uses The Most Powerful Musical Chord Progression To Make You Rock

Studying an instrument is a lengthy and worthwhile process, but what if you want to rock out today? I made the Instant Star Guitar so that I could get right to the fun part of playing music. You might remember a video by the band “Axis of Awesome” (some cussing) who famously pointed out that the same 4-chord progression […]

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This CNC Machine Uses The Sun Instead of a Laser

This CNC Machine Uses The Sun Instead of a Laser

We’ve all seen people goof around with a magnifying glass in the sun, but this project takes it to a new level. Cranktown City has uploaded this fantastically amusing project that is sure to impress. He built a cnc controlled engraving machine that uses the sun instead of a laser tube. As he explains in […]

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Magnetic Molds: A Clever Way To Make Casting Easier

Magnetic Molds: A Clever Way To Make Casting Easier

I finally got around to using my Magnetic mold box system to mold some parts. I originally made a video about the magnetic system in 2020  The mold box uses magnets to hold itself together. The magical magnetic system makes molding so much easier, no hot glue, no rubber bands, no screws. This makes the […]

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Fearless CNC

Fearless CNC

You might say that CNC is a stepchild in the digital fabrication family, not the friendliest or easiest tool to get to know in the makerspace. Yet CNC is not something that most makers should be afraid of. New software tools like Fusion 360 allow you to see in simulation what the CNC machine is […]

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Meet Leto, a 45′ Shai-Hulud Sandworm Cosplay

Meet Leto, a 45′ Shai-Hulud Sandworm Cosplay

Among the litany of great science-fiction books, Frank Herbert’s Dune stands out as one of the most beloved and successful, leaving behind an almost 60-year legacy of sequel and prequel novels, radio dramas, film adaptations, and, more recently, a massive 45-foot sandworm constructed by Michele Cotten and her team of community makers in Huntsville, Alabama. […]

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Making An Open Face Silicone Mold

Making An Open Face Silicone Mold

This week’s video is about making a silicone mold for a 3D printed electromagnetic coil ring retainer. I 3D print a coil ring retainer from the CAD data supplied by my client.Next, I use the 3D printed part as the master part to make a silicone mold. Once the silicone mold has cured.Then I test […]

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