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Making A Functional Lego Computer Is Even More Complex Than You Think

Making A Functional Lego Computer Is Even More Complex Than You Think

Playing with Lego is a time honored tradition of both young and and old. This build however takes things a few steps beyond simply plugging in the correct shapes to make your structure. Ancient James has designed and built a functional version of the little computer brick. It turns out that making one of these […]

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Watch The Ever So Amusing Secret Santa of Makers On Youtube

Watch The Ever So Amusing Secret Santa of Makers On Youtube

For the past few years the holiday season has been made thoroughly amusing by a series of collaborations put on by the youtube channel Kids Invent Stuff. They reach out to these channels and organize a secret santa exchange where you have to make the gift you’re sending to another maker on youtube. This year, […]

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I started my own repair business in eighth grade. Now, in my retirement, I’m part of the global fix-it movement.

I started my own repair business in eighth grade. Now, in my retirement, I’m part of the global fix-it movement.

Fixing broken things was just a normal part of my family life. I was born in New York City and was raised in New Jersey in a home with lots of tools, a garage, a basement workshop, and a backyard. My father was a Depression-era baby who grew up with a sense of frugality. He […]

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Emergency Prep! How Makers Can Prepare For Disruptions and Disasters of All Kinds

Emergency Prep! How Makers Can Prepare For Disruptions and Disasters of All Kinds

Responding effectively to emergencies and disasters is almost always a result of preparation. With a little forethought, know-how, and advance planning, makers with a DIY and community mindset are fantastically positioned to help themselves and others in extreme situations. But which threats should we invest in preparing for? Risk is calculated by multiplying likelihood times […]

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Cursed Objects: Jumpstart the Season With These Spooky Builds

Cursed Objects: Jumpstart the Season With These Spooky Builds

Make your Halloween the spookiest it can possibly be! There’s no way we could include all the wonderfully inspiring projects that we loved this year. Here are just a few that stood out.

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Cyber Security Prep: Harden Your Digital Domain Against Disasters and Bad Actors

Protect your online self with these basic cyber security tips.

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