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Maker Business Spotlight: Aide Memoire Jewelry

Aran Galligan from Aide Memoire Jewelry was nice enough to give me not one, but THREE tours of her space. We had connectivity issues and then after that I completely goofed and didn’t record. Luckily, the third time was a charm because I really enjoyed this tour. I’ve always been […]

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5 Mechanical Celestial Models From Paper To Brass

A multitude of materials lend themselves to creating these mechanical orreries

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Bio Inspired: Many NASA Rover Concepts Evoke Living Creatures

This is an excerpt from Make: Soft Robotics, A DIY Introduction to Squishy, Stretchy, and Flexible Robots. Find it at here.     As NASA-funded soft robotic and compliant system concepts begin to attract attention, we jokingly refer to the rover concepts as the “Menagerie” since so many take research inspiration […]

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Easy Glass Block Night Light

There’s something very relaxing about fairy lights, but only Carrie Fisher could get away with keeping her Christmas tree up all year. This project lets you keep the festive feeling alive year-round — plus it’s a great night light or custom gift. YOU WILL NEED KraftyBlok or similar crafting glass block […]

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Where In World Is the ISS? Three Ways To Locate Humanity’s Only Space Outpost

When China’s Tiangong-1 burned up last year, it left the International Space Station (ISS) as humanity’s sole outpost in space. Today six astronauts live aboard the ISS, performing spacewalks and science experiments, filming scenes for an upcoming virtual-reality series, and unloading cargo deliveries from capsules like Northrop’s Cygnus and SpaceX’s […]

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Have You Seen Our Live Makerspace Tours Yet?

We’ve recently been doing a very fun series with the help of our partner Digi-Key Electronics. We’ve been dialing into makerspaces all over and getting a live tour! We announce who and when on our twitter and facebook ahead of time so keep an eye on them to see who […]

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A Brief History of FPGA

  In the easy-to-follow book Make: FPGAs — Turning Software into Hardware with Eight Fun & Easy DIY Projects, author David Romano details the ins-and-outs of the hyper-configurable field-programmable gate array (FPGA) boards and explains how — and why — to get started with these advanced devices. The following is excerpted […]

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