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The latest DIY ideas, techniques and tools for the industrial arts from metal and woodworking to CNC machining and 3D printing.

Make:cast Wyoming's Maker Pass

Wyoming’s Maker Access Pass

Tyler Kerr runs the Innovation Wyrkshop, a makerspace at the University of Wyoming. Largely because of COVID, state officials saw the potential for makerspaces in vocational rehab and developing skills in local communities. And so they are funding the build out of a network of makerspaces throughout the state. Tyler and his students set out […]

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A Quick Tour Of a Pop-Up Backyard Woodshop

A Quick Tour Of a Pop-Up Backyard Woodshop

When we moved into a new home, I needed to create a woodshop with level space, good air flow, room for power tools, and most of all, protection from the elements. I determined it would need to be 200 square feet. Unfortunately, local zoning doesn’t allow for a shed that large, or even a covered […]

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Gareth Branwyn

Shop Talk and Tips with Gareth Branwyn

DIY lifer Gareth Branwyn has compiled a new volume of his series, Tips and Tales From the Workshop, Volume 2. He joins Dale Dougherty to talk about how he collects tips — asking a person directly to share a tip is not very productive. He shares some of his favorite tips he has found. He […]

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Making Is So Elementary

Making Is So Elementary

“The Kids Are Like Me.” Until she got to college, Julie Darling didn’t realize that sitting and listening to teachers wasn’t how she learned best. She didn’t like sitting still. She had to keep her hands moving, if not her body. When she became an educator, she realized that the kids that she was looking […]

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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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Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program On Its Way to Governer’s Desk

Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program On Its Way to Governer’s Desk

Maryland’s Senate Bill 453, titled “Economic Development – Maryland Makerspace Initiative Program”, is officially on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed after passing both chambers of Maryland’s General Assembly. This is the first state legislation within the US that has invested in a public network of workshops for the people. Here is […]

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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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