Adafruit Resistor Helper

Papercrafts at Adafruit! We’re excited to share this Resistor Helper you can download and make yourself. It’s the newest tool in our Circuit Playground family– when you can’t get to your iPhone or iPad, use paper! One side helps you read 4-band types and the other side takes care of... Read more »

Luminch One

Luminch One is an interactive lamp controlled by the movements of your hand. Wave your hand over it to turn it on or off, or move your hand up or down above it to change its brightness. Inside the lamp, an Arduino hooked to an infrared distance sensor tracks your... Read more »

Printed Party Flags

Create your own foam stamp and print some simple fabric flags to make party décor that’s one-of-a-kind. Foam is inexpensive and easy to cut, with no special tools required. Combine printing with the fun of mixing fabrics and you might find yourself making a banner for every occasion! Try spelling... Read more »

Patchwork Quilt from Clothing Scraps

Quilt design and photography by Heather Cameron. Heather Cameron apologizes. Her spectacular patchwork quilt was not composed entirely from objects in roadside dumpsters — she supplemented with secondhand clothing from Swap-O-Rama-Rama, a semiannual event she produces in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she lives. A seasoned reuse artist, Cameron often challenges... Read more »

Mini Diorama

I made my first diorama when I was in elementary school, and years later, I still think they’re fun to make. For me, the best part is that the possibilities are endless. Lately, I’ve been working with cut paper illustrations, and since my projects are mostly inspired by nature, it’s... Read more »

“Magic: the Gathering” Card Game Advent Calendar

This year my son was enamored of Advent calendars – the idea of getting a little something every day from Hanukkah to Christmas. He also wanted to give them as gifts to his friends. He came up with the idea of a calendar that contained Magic: the Gathering cards. This... Read more »

La Roux Costume

Last year on the MAKE YouTube channel, commenters started saying I looked like the singer from the English synth-pop duo La Roux. Here’s how to get the Mondrian jacket look from the video for their song Bulletproof. You can also make your own “neo cameo” necklace with a laser cutter... Read more »