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How a Young Maker Helped Make Barbie More Inclusive

How a Young Maker Helped Make Barbie More Inclusive

At 13, Jordan Reeves’ Maker cred is already impressive. She created her own 3D-printed, unicorn horn-shaped, glitter-shooting prosthetic that fits her left arm, which ends just above the elbow. Her Unicorn Project inspired Jordan and her mom Jen to start a non-profit, Born Just Right, to help other kids with limb differences learn to improve […]

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Fat Brain Toys Announces Kidventor Winner

Fat Brain Toys Announces Kidventor Winner

Check out Alexander, the winner of Fat Brain Toys’s KidVentor contest. He created Aeropong, a ping-pong and tetherball hybrid.

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This Week in Making: Voltron DIY Kit, Fidget Spinner Nails, and More

This Week in Making: Voltron DIY Kit, Fidget Spinner Nails, and More

This week saw the Make: team in recovery mode. Maker Faire wiped us out. Didn’t stop a lot of other makers from doing cool stuff though.

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Make a Simple Fidget Spinner with Zip Ties

Make a Simple Fidget Spinner with Zip Ties

The process for making this fidget spinner is quick and easy. You will have something to fidget with in no time.

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Extreme Fidget Spinner Toys

Extreme Fidget Spinner Toys

Fidget spinners are insanely popular right now. Here are some of the crazier builds.

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2017 New York Toy Fair: Hackable Toys

What hackable toys are at the Toy Fair this year?

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3 Robots That Help Kids Learn to Code

Knowing how to program is an increasingly important skill in the world we are making. Thankfully, it’s never been easier to learn. Block-based languages like Scratch make it simple to start acquiring the base concepts of creating software. Python, a language I personally believe should be required for graduation from high school, is now ubiquitous […]

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