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The latest DIY ideas, experiments and demonstrations in the science of space, medicine, health and energy.

Will Be Better Prepared the Next Time?

Make:cast – Will We Be Better Prepared the Next Time?

Join the Conversation at RespiraCon II “So how are we going to end this thing and then prepare better for the next one? I would not want to go into the next pandemic without major changes to the way maker movements are integrated into national systems of pandemic preparedness and response.” Leith Greenslade How can […]

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Leveraging Biology to Make Things

Leveraging Biology to Make Things

Authors of “Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero”, Julie Legault and Dr. Justin Pahara talk about making genetic engineering part of the maker’s toolset.

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High Voltage! Put Safety First During Your Tesla Coil Performance

High Voltage! Put Safety First During Your Tesla Coil Performance

Spark safely with these responsible Tesla coil tips from the pros

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Steve M. Potter

The Making of a Scientist/Maker/Teacher

I first met Dr. Steve M. Potter at Maker Faire Atlanta, which was then hosted by Georgia Tech, where he was a professor of neuroengineering. He describes this field as the intersection of brain science and technology. His life experience combines the curiosity that led him to study how learning happens in the brain, the […]

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Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Soldering With A Hand Tremor: The Camera Gimbal Hack

Jonathan Gleich has developed a bit of a hand tremor, which makes soldering quite difficult. If you’ve ever tried soldering anything more complex than a through hole resistor, you’ll know that even a the normal shakiness of a hand can really be a road block to getting things done. Jonathan, being the industrious maker that […]

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The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

The What, How and Why of CO2 Monitoring

Guido Burger is the CO2 Tech Guru. He has been working on all aspects of CO2 devices used indoors to give feedback on room ventilation. Last year, he wrote the cover story, CO2 Traffic Light, for Make: Germany and since then he’s continued improving the device. In this video, he explains why monitoring CO2 is important and shows us the components of a CO2 device and guides us through the hardware and software build.

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Plan CO2 — A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Plan CO2 — A Thing or Two About Monitoring CO2

Tim Dye of TD Environmental Services is a leading expert in air quality sensors. He knows a thing or two about CO2. When I first started thinking about how we might use CO2 to measure the proper ventilation of indoor spaces, I thought of Tim and his work on air quality monitors.

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