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Weekend Watch: Tinkering and Stop Motion with Dina Aamin

A young Egyptian product designer deconstructs and stop-motion animates her tinkering for entertainment, inspiration, and education.
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7 Ways to Upcycle Your Stockpile of Plastic Bags

If the plastic bag you use to hold all your other plastic bags is getting full, here are 7 ways to upcycle them.
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New Project: Bartop Video Arcade from an Old PC

Take an unwanted desktop PC and build a bartop arcade gaming cabinet out of the parts.
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Michael Salter’s Styrobot Sculptures

Sick of throwing out boxes full of useless, exotically-shaped, styrofoam packing materials? You could always take a leaf from artist Michael Salter’s book and construct a massive meditating robot sculpture from left-over styrofoam, which he calls styro…

Kickstart This: Recycled Fire Hose Mats

Just in time to coincide with our “Danger” issue hitting the stands, our Maker-in-Chief Sherry Huss came across this wonderful Kickstarter for household mats made from recycled fire hoses. This is your chance to pick up beautifully-designed product tha…

Toys Made From Salvaged Flip-flops in Kenya

These whimsical toy animals are the work of the Ocean Sole flip-flop recycling company in Nairobi. The toys they make are created from old flip-flops and other debris that has washed up on the beaches in Kenya.Read the full article on MAKE

Hard Drive Technojunk Enterprise Sculpt

From Etsy seller Daniel Shankalonian comes this tasty junk art delicacy. “Created entirely from a hard drive, a laptop keyboard, and various parts from a dead motherboard…stand is included, also made out of hard drive parts and broken headphones.”Rea…

Paper Plate Mandala

As a young sculptor fresh from art school, Wendy Brackman struggled with the problem of “selling out.” In the video, above, she talks about her decision to become a party entertainer. Her act involves spontaneous sculpture of weird party hats cut by ha…

15 Fantastic Project Enclosures

You spent weeks, even months, developing your circuit. Doodling. Drafting. Breadboarding. Perfboarding. Designing and etching that PCB. Your work deserves an outside worthy of all that hard work you put inside. If you’re looking for ideas, you need lo…