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Month: November 2012

Robotics | IoT

Print Instagram Photos with Cheapstaprint

The folks at Creature have offices in Seattle and London, and wanted to collect Instagram feeds from both offices in one place. Of the mind that a collection of printed pics would be cooler than a digital feed, they created the Cheapstaprint. Basically…

Make a Kusudama Origami Ball

When she’s not busy helping her kids become the architects of tomorrow, Julie Hudy honchos our Maker Mom program. And when she’s not busy with all of that, she makes these amazing origami constructions.Read the full article on MAKE

Is the Internet Changing What We Are?

Robots are Entering Your Workplace and This is a Good Thing

“Many of us will live to see the day where we have physical, non-human colleagues,” says Matt Beane, a researcher at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. Beane believes robots will enter retail, security and remote supervision of manufacturing opera…

Holiday 2012 Gift Guide: Arduino

If you want to buy a present for someone just getting started with Arduino, or create an exciting project that will bring a smile to any Arduino enthusiast, or even yourself, here is my list of great Arduino gifts.Read the full article on MAKE

Making Paper Bricks in India

At MAKE we have covered a type of paper brick before, but it was used simply as a fire starter. Professors Rahul Ralegaonkar and Sachin Mandavgane of the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in India (VNIT) have come up with a process to make …

Rewriting the Constitution on Facebook

The Icelandic Constitutional Assembly relied on social media in drafting a new constitution

Embroidered Circuit Boards

handstitch, also known as Flickr user sisyuinu, embroiders replicas of electronic devices with a breathtaking eye for detail. The above image is of a NeXTcube board. Check out sisyuinu’s Flickr page to see more of her work. Found on the MAKE Flic…

Robot Videos of This Week

The robotic equivalent of a Swiss army knife (w/ video)

The device doesn’t look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range possibilities it represents, are quite rema…