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Handmade helps for disabled living

Handmade helps for disabled living

Marty writes – I just reviewed a forgotten book from 1990 called “Handmade Helps for Disabled Living”. The author has a Maker’s spirit – the book is chock-full of well-designed and beautifully-sketched plans for everyday adaptive aids. It’s great reading for Makers even if they don’t happen to be disabled. Handmade Helps for Disabled Living […]

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The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin (book review)

The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin (book review)

Justin McHenry @ Citizen Scientist reviewed The First Scientific American: Benjamin Franklin And the Pursuit of Genius – looks like a great book to check out, he writes – I’ve always been a Benjamin Franklin fan, but I guess I’ve always admired the caricature of Franklin: from the rags-to-riches Poor Richard writing witty sayings in […]

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Clocky – The Alarm Clock That Runs Away from You…

Clocky – The Alarm Clock That Runs Away from You…

We featured Clocky in MAKE 03 of 2005, it’s an alarm clock that makes cute noises and runs away from you in the morning when you need to get up, it’s like an annoying pet, in a good way. It’s shipping now and we’ve purchased one to kick around (literally)… We have some photos of […]

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Not All Multimeters are Made the Same – Street Tech Guide to Multimeters

Not All Multimeters are Made the Same – Street Tech Guide to Multimeters

Our pal Gareth dovetails our podcast and pdf on multimeters with a guide to their functions! A multimeter has “multi” in its name because it contains a number of different measuring instruments for testing electronic components and their processes. Some DMMs are more “multi” than others. – Link Related: Multmeter Video Podcast – Link Multimeter […]

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Review: Winter Knits Kit

Chronicle Books’ Winter Knits Kit by Sara Lucas and Allison Isaacs is the perfect antidote to the cold weather outside. (Allison is the owner of one of my favorite yarn stores in San Francisco, Imagiknit.) The kit features 25 cozy knitting projects and also comes with a cool array of extras: size 8 circular needles, […]

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Book Review and Interview: Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond by Nikol Lohr

Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy Knits for the Bedroom and Beyond by Nikol Lohr Booksite – Link. Amazon – Link. Nikol Lohr’s Website: Disgruntled Housewife – Link. Nikol Lohr’s Blog: The Thrifty Knitter – Link. Knitting just got a bit naughty (said with Austin Powers accent) with Nikol Lohr’s fun new book, Naughty Needles: Sexy, Saucy […]

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