How The Heck Do Eink Displays Work? Let Collin Explain

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Eink displays have been getting more and more readily available. Now is a better time than ever to include one in your project. They come in lots of different sizes and even now have multi color options. Collin, in the conintuation of his “Collin’s Lab” educational series, tackles this display […]

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Maker (Faire Producer) Spotlight: Ian Cole

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Ian Cole has been at the helm of Maker Faire Orlando, and its parent organization The Maker Effect Foundation, since its inception. While this spectacular, volunteer run event did not take place in November as usual, Ian has been no less busy manifesting maker experiences for others. Florida has more […]

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Making And Testing A Cheap DIY Heat Box For Sanitizing Masks

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Over the past few months, a group of committed volunteers from the Philadelphia Makers Meetup have come together to address the shortage of lifesaving face masks.  Our objective was to design a practical, DIY device that could sanitize reusable PPE in accord with the following 6 criteria:   Quick, cheap […]

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You Could Play With Some Serious Industrial AI In Make’s Latest Contest

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It isn’t every day that makers get to take a $5,000 industrial AI platform to pull off their dream project. Yokogawa, a world leader in industrial automation, reached out to us because they want to see what makers can do with the E-RT3 Plus. After years of seeing incredible projects […]

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This Giant Arduino Actually Works… Kind Of

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Any maker who loves their Arduino wishes they had more. Typically though, they don’t simply mean BIGGER. Zach, however, did mean bigger: 12 times bigger! Zach’s giant Arduino is mainly comprised of wood, cnc milled to look like the tiny blue board. A fresh coat of paint and some 3d […]

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Make:cast – Machine Learning for Beekeepers

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You can learn a lot about the health of a hive by listening to the sounds that bees make, as a beekeeper would do. The developers of the LongHive project, featured in Make Magazine Vol 75, tell us about their efforts to use machine learning to detect the presence of the queen bee by recording the sounds of the bees in the hive.

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Plan C Live: How Maker Educators Adapted During This COVID-19 Semester

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Education has been turned on its head this year and the struggle to teach and learn virtually is real for teachers and students of all ages and their families. For educators whose focus is on hands-on learning the disruptions are doubly challenging: They face the same transition to a virtual […]

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Tis The Season For Maker Contests: Space Plants and Holiday Decorations

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With holiday vacations coming up, what better way to spend a little time away from work than with a maker contest? We are very happy to announce a pair of fun and inventive competitions happening right now on Make: Projects. Growing Beyond Earth Maker Challenge NASA has proposed an interesting […]

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These Blobs Are Actually Clever Data Visualizations

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I met John Kuiphoff a couple years ago and was blown away by some very clever data visualizations he shared based on people’s youtube channels. John’s back, and this time with another very creative approach to data visualization. In this project, John is wanting to display how much sunlight hits […]

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Learn Skills From Fellow Makers This Holiday Season With Maker Campus

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One of the most powerful aspects of having a local makerspace is how much you can learn from other makers. No matter what your interest, there’s likely someone out there somewhere, who can teach you the tips and tricks you need to get going. Sadly, many of us either don’t […]

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Plan C Live: Covid-19 As A Global Test Bed For Distributed Design

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“While the [pandemic] has illustrated the many opportunities in collective intelligence by using new combinations of people, technology, and data to tap into our shared capacity to develop solutions to the crisis, it has also highlighted the challenges in getting the design of collective intelligence right.”

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Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

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Italians have a love of innovation and design and it shows at Maker Faire Rome. In this episode of Make:Cast, I look back at Maker Faire Rome in October 2019 during a pre-Covid time when live events could happen. I was guided through Maker Faire Rome by Alessandro Ranellucci, the curator of Maker Faire Rome, along with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. Maker Faire Rome 2020 is happening as a virtual event this weekend.

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3D Printing Upgrades For Use Outdoors

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When I bought all this land I didn’t realize just how much time I’d be spending doing maintenance to keep it nice and usable. I have over a mile of trails that I keep mowed, trimmed, and basically just clear enough for casual walking. One of my favorite things is […]

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Buy Small For The Holidays – And Beyond

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As 2020 winds down, let’s celebrate makers differently than before. Makers provide a path for America’s economic recovery because many makers turn their creations into businesses. New businesses like those account for nearly all job growth. That’s particularly important because COVID-19 has led to the shutdown – at the peak – […]

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Open Source Hardware Certifications For November 2020

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November was another big month for open hardware certifications; with close to 73 new projects certified from a variety of domains. The certification website and API have been up for a while and there is a growing awareness about just how easy it is to certify your project. While there […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: 3D Printing Shoes, Cake Icing, and Detecting Print Failures

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We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our […]

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Bring The Force To Your Holiday Celebrations With These Star Wars Crafts

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This year for the holidays, we know that a few of you have Star Wars on the brain.  Here are a few projects to bring the force into your holiday celebrations. Lego Holiday Special Wreath The Star Wars Holiday Special lives rent-free in many of our minds. If you haven’t […]

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