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Pepper’s Scope: What’s Old Is New Again

Pepper’s Scope: What’s Old Is New Again

Sometimes something comes along that really captures your attention, not only because it is cool, but also because it is a clever re-use of things you’ve already considered to be common. Joshua Ellingson’s experiments came up in my twitter timeline recently and I was instantly enamored. Ellingson managed to somehow capture the video output of […]

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Best Maker Schools: Kent State University

Best Maker Schools: Kent State University

At Kent State University, the Design Innovation Hub is a central resource on campus that provides makespace access and connects to the other makerspaces on campus. What is unique is its focus on fashion, design and art. In this episode, I talk to J.R. Campbell, who is the Executive Director of the Design Innovation Initiative, […]

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Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Italians have a love of innovation and design and it shows at Maker Faire Rome. In this episode of Make:Cast, I look back at Maker Faire Rome in October 2019 during a pre-Covid time when live events could happen. I was guided through Maker Faire Rome by Alessandro Ranellucci, the curator of Maker Faire Rome, along with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. Maker Faire Rome 2020 is happening as a virtual event this weekend.

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Sequino Tells Time In The Most Satisfying Way: Sequins

Sequino Tells Time In The Most Satisfying Way: Sequins

You know you’ve done it. You’re walking through the store and you see those pillows covered in sequins that change color depending on which way you lay them. You swipe your fingers across the surface, for a letter, or maybe a simple drawing. Then comes the satisfying part, you swipe your had across the surface […]

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Harvesting 398 Doll’s Eyes For A Stop Motion Project

Harvesting 398 Doll’s Eyes For A Stop Motion Project

Sometimes you have a vision for a project, and the material is planted so firmly in your mind that you’ll go through extensive effort just to obtain it. Dina Amin had an idea that would require a multitude of doll eyes. Instead of finding an online supplier and buying a whole bag of brand new […]

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Use Fuel Injection Solenoids To Make a Street Writing Robot

Use Fuel Injection Solenoids To Make a Street Writing Robot

We’ve had a few variations of street writing robots at our Maker Faires and they always attract the attention of those near by. There are multitudes of ways to write on the road, but often the materials used can last longer than you want, or even be permanent. Instructables user Charles Glorioso shares a very […]

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Printmaking Using Nothing But Plaster?

Printmaking Using Nothing But Plaster?

A method for creating unique prints casts in plaster.

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