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How To: Anodize Aluminum

Anodizing aluminum might not be as hard as you think.
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What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into Water Polymer Beads?

The Backyard Scientist strikes again and ends up producing some very cool aluminum sculptures
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Watch a Master Create a Simple Survival Tool on a Lathe

The fire piston is a simple survival tool for starting fires. Watch a master miller create one on a lathe.
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Ferrofluid Clock Moves Like Elegant Little Caterpillars

Created by designer Zelf Koelman, Ferrolic is a clock that displays time in a liquid that is controlled by magnets. Yes, really.
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This Futuristic Hunk of Machined Aluminum Is a Functional Slingshot

You can pick up a normal slingshot online or at a sporting goods store for around $10. However, this Maker decided to machine his own.
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What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into a Watermelon?

Over at The Backyard Scientist, they wanted to know what would happen if you poured molten aluminum into a watermelon. The results were surprising. And very cool. I guess the aluminum flowed into the more watery, less dense cavities inside the melon wh…

Summit Spain: We’re Going to Rewire the Way Your Brain Views the Future

There’s a story about Napoleon that goes something like this: At a state dinner, he gave his soldiers silver utensils and his court gold. But the guest of honor, the… read more

Makeblock Rocks a Robot Set

Shenzhen startup Makeblock makes and sells aluminum building sets for building everything from music robots to plotters. Read more on MAKE

Building Aluminum Guitars: The Open-Source Lobo CNC

This 3-axis CNC can go where 3D printers cannot.Read the full article on MAKE

Tux Cases for Arduino and Raspberry Pi Now Available in the Maker Shed

Aluminum cases for the Arduino and Raspberry Pi, custom CNC machined by Tux Labs, are now available in the Maker Shed. Read the full article on MAKE