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Howtoons: Recognize the 6 Most Common Types of Pliers

Howtoons: Recognize the 6 Most Common Types of Pliers

Are you using the right tool for the job? Make sure you use the proper pliers with this handy snapshot guide.

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3 Comics That Teach Kids to Be Makers

Comics are often full of superheroes and fantasy. But who says they can’t also teach us the principal concepts we need to make great stuff?

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Meet the Makers of Howtoons DIY Comix

Meet the Makers of Howtoons DIY Comix

Thousands of kids are engineering their own toys and science projects — and learning how they work — thanks to Howtoons. Created by comic artist Nick Dragotta, toy designer Ingrid Dragotta, inventor-polymath Saul Griffith (a MacArthur Fellow and former Make: columnist), and self-described “big kid” Joost Bonsen, Howtoons are instructional comics that show how to make […]

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10 Years of “Tools of Mass Construction” with Howtoons

When I was a little kid, my family got a few magazines that were a bit beyond my grasp, but I still felt like those subscriptions were mine. I didn’t understand all the jokes in MAD magazine, but I still pawed through the pages, ran the Spy vs. Spy flipbook, and spent many a minute […]

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East Bay Mini Maker Faire — A Peek Back & Call for Makers

East Bay Mini Maker Faire Call for Makers is open now through September 1, 2011. Makers, hackers, tinkerers, crafters, performers, workshop leaders, and artists of all ages from the eastern San Francisco Bay Area should get their application in now to participate in this 2nd annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 16th.

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