On August 25th and 26th, Arrow will give you a free Raspberry Pi 3 if you spend $100 on their site.Continue Reading
You know what they say about one man’s trash. Keep your eyes on the curbside to come up on these perfectly useful items.Continue Reading
Learners and teachers have so many free options at their fingertips, we find that fewer are buying the higher-priced software. Just like with all kinds of making, with software these days you can do a lot with a little. Years ago, the costs of new software, especially those used by creative professionals, were prohibitive to […]Continue Reading
Looking for a quick handmade Easter basket stuffer? Famed crocheter Twinkie Chan has a solution all wrapped up for you with this clever Easter Bunny Mini-Plush Crochet Pattern.Continue Reading
Let’s be honest, 3D CAD (computer aided design) is challenging to learn. Training your brain to manipulate and visualize parts in three dimensions is a learned skill. So where do you start? Thankfully, there’s a multitude of free tools available for everyone to try their hand at 3D design. And many of them don’t even require a download anymore. A simple web app will get you pretty far.
I’ve compiled the best resources I know of for dealing with 3D parts and I will list them here in two parts. This week I’m going to focus on 3D part creation and slicing, the two first steps in printing out a part on a 3D printer. Everything listed is free to use (at least to a certain extent)Continue Reading
Ron Doerfler of Rolling Meadows, IL is an engineer for Northrop-Grumman. He’s written a book on advanced mentat techniques and keeps a fascinating blog called Dead Reckonings: Lost Art in the Mathematical Sciences:Continue Reading
Too often we’re left with mountains of little balls of sock yarn. Here’s a nice and easy way to use up those leftovers bits. You can use one of two methods: 1. If you have two colors you want to use up, use one color for the cuff, heel flap, and toe. 2. If you […]Continue Reading