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Space or Nothing: USC Rocket Propulsion Lab To Attempt Space Shot For Fourth Time

On the morning of April 20th, a caravan of cars packed to the brim with more than 100 college rocket enthusiasts will make its way to Spaceport America and attempt to make history. The USC Rocket Propulsion Lab’s fourth space shot, Traveler IV, would b…

Constructing A Steel and Leather Stool

Sometimes it can be fun to take one concept and then put an interesting twist on it. Tyler Bell runs with this concept with his high quality leather and steel stool. The design is reminiscent of those cheap camping stools that unfold into the low profi…

Johnny’s Ultimate Desk Is Both Minimal and Feature Packed

So many of us spend hours and hours at our desks. If you could build exactly what you wanted, what would that be? Johnny from Johnny Builds set out to build his ultimate dream desk and his results were pretty impressive. To start off, he set a list of …

40 Laser Cutter Projects To Take You From Beginner To Advanced

Laser cutters are amazing. They’re fast, versatile, and accurate. But simply having a cutter at your disposal isn’t enough. You need to be familiar with the skills necessary to take advantage of the tool. May from Grey Lightning has put tog…

Weekend Watch: Emily’s Electric Oddities

A couple weeks ago, Donald Bell gushed about a very cool project called the “lissajukebox” during his weekly youtube show Maker Update. It was quite pretty (you can find it below), and it introduced me to Emily Velasco. Since then I crossed…

Old Meets New In This Rustic Styled Monster Of A Computer

Rick LaFaver of Wood.Work.Life had a cool concept in mind when he saw this slab of walnut. He envisioned a waterfall style desk, where the grain flows across the top and then down one side like a waterfall. He also envisioned some giant dovetails in th…

This Servo Driven Word Clock Creatively Mixes Light and Motion

  You’re probably already familiar with the term “word clock”. If not, just imagine a jumble of words, and you light up the particular ones that happen to represent the current time. It is a cool concept and we’ve seen many…

Everything You Wanted To Know About Building A Shipping Container Home

As makers, we have a tendency to escalate our vision. Each project idea seems to get a little more complex, a little more grandiose in scale. Ben Uyeda of Homemade modern is no different. We’ve followed along for years as he and his friends have …

Join Our Free Live Learning Event To Make Vegan Leather in Your Kitchen with Kombucha

Have you ever thought to yourself: “If only I could grow a material to make cool clothes and that had low impact on the environment?”
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Put Your Bike Front And Center With This Unique Storage System

Most of the bike storage systems we’ve seen on Make: have been very utilitarian. Either a simple system for hanging a bike, or a blocky wheel clamp. Johnny Lambert from JohnnyBuilds had the idea to make a functional piece of furniture that would …