Maker Faire Rome 2020: Where Innovation Is A Way Of Life

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Each year Maker Faire Rome brings something fresh to the event—new technology and design for interactive experiences or a commitment to be carbon neutral, as they did in 2019. This year is no exception. For 2020, the Maker Faire Rome production team Innova Camera, based out of the city’s Camera […]

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OSHW Turns 10: Lessons Learned Over a Decade of Open Hardware

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It is appropriate that, 10 years after the first Open Hardware Summit, open source hardware was a key part of the initial Covid-19 response. Engineers, designers, and medical professionals collaborated from around the world to design and deploy medical equipment to meet the world’s unprecedented need. In many ways, this is […]

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22 CAD Tips For Perfect 3DPrints

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Editor’s Note: Billie was nice enough to work with us to create a custom version of her quick guide for volume 75 of Make: Magazine. You can download our version for free here, if you like this color scheme. Otherwise, enjoy Billie’s originals, the content should all be the same! […]

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A Maker In-vent Calendar To Make Your Holiday Season LED Bright And Merry

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Anticipation is everything! Count down the days this December with our make-a-day Maker Invent Calendar. We’ve turned tradition on its head and sent you on a quest to be your own holiday elf…er…maker. Each day, a new DIY project, present, or holiday prop (today’s upcycled book wreath, for example) will […]

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Preserving Sculptures With 3D Scanning And 3D Printing

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    This raggedy old sculpture is something that I love having around. I know it looks like a pile of old tires and rusty metal bits, and not so much like a toad, but I still love it. As you can see, at one point in time it was […]

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Make:Cast – Ten Years of Open Source Hardware

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Ten years ago, a community came together around a definition of open source hardware to be clear about what it means to share designs for physical things, and doing so in a way that allows others to make, modify, distribute or use those things. This definition has been managed by the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA). In this episode, I talk with Alicia Gibb, Executive Director of OSHWA and board president, Michael Weinberg about the growth of open source hardware, its certification process and the role of open source hardware in the maker response to COVID-19.

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Plan C Live: Mind The Mask

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This long holiday weekend is expected to challenge everyone’s resolve to stay safe.  We talk with Sabrina Paseman of FixtheMask.com about wearing masks, which types of masks work best, and which do not offer the best protection from COVID-19. We’ll also talk about why masks remain the best defense against […]

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Low Tech Pewter Casting In The Kitchen

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Last month we shared an incredibly impressive example of how you can do some pewter casting with a laser cutter. Since pewter melts at a relatively low temperature, materials like MDF can withstand the heat wel enough to be a decent mold. However, that tutorial really needed a laser to […]

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Make:Cast – How Hard Can It Be?

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Tim Deagan on Flame Effects, Propane Patio Heaters and Ham Radio During Covid-19 Subscribe to Make:cast on Itunes or Google Podcasts.  You can also find it on Spotify, Deezer, Podcast Addict, PodChaser and Spreaker. Tim Deagan’s Workshop In this episode of Make:Cast, I talk with Tim Deagan in his garage […]

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4 Tips and Tricks For Faux Enamel Pins With The Xtool Laserbox

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I got really excited when I found out we were partnering with xTool, to show off their Laserbox Pro. It’s a very nice desktop laser, and you know how much I love lasers, so I was pretty pumped. I’ve also had a project in mind I’ve wanted to do for […]

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Remote Camera Doorbell And Smart Lock With Raspberry Pi

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Introduction: In the last tutorial, we went through an introduction to building a Raspberry Pi Camera Stream and viewing a live stream from any client device. We’re taking this one step further and making our own ‘DIY Ring Doorbell,’ and we’ll name this the ‘Pi Smart Doorbell.’ The Smart Doorbell […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: TWO 3DPrinters With Infinite Z-Axis, And An Educational IoT Badge

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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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This Copper Electroforming Kit Is Just Cool

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      Copper Electroforming Kit $155–$250  enchantedleaves.com Electroforming with this kit is just cool! It feels like equal parts science and magic, combining chemistry and electricity and the decorative arts to transform pretty much any small design into copper metal. In my case, it’s also a fun learn-at-home activity that can […]

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Plan C Live: Pivoting to Entrepreneurship

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A strong entrepreneurial spirit runs through the maker community. Along with artisanal makers and crafters, as well as industrial designers and mechanical engineers, figuring out how to apply your skills to produce an income is a essential reality for many in the community. In this Plan C Live, we are […]

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