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Month: February 2013

Robotics | IoT

Comic Books Go Digital

Can Your Paper Version Do This?

5, 4, 3, 2, 1 Things About Bob Knetzger

Bob Knetzger has been a toy designer for over 30 years, and has created hundreds of toys and games for companies like Mattel, Hasbro, Simon and Schuster, CBS, Quaker Oats, Funrise, Spinmaster, and more. He’s designed and invented everything from …

Soluble Support 3D Printing Experiments with HIPS

Check out Matt Stultz’ experiments with HIPS (High Impact Poly Styrene), which can be printed along with ABS and dissolved away with Limonene, letting you make complicated models and parts.Read the full article on MAKE

BigDog Throws Cinder Blocks with Huge Robotic Face-Arm

I don’t know why BigDog needs a fifth limb to throw cinder blocks, but it’s incredibly awesome

Video Friday: Robot Fish Cars, Kibo in Zero-G, and Roboy Says Hi

Of all the robotic kids we've had the pleasure of meeting, Roboy somehow manages to be one of the least creepy. Even if he is, you know, skinless. But hey, at least he looks friendly-ish, doesn't he? Maybe not-spend-time-with-him-alone-in-the…

Ice Tube Clock Kit – Surplus Soviet Goodness

In Soviet Russia you don’t tell time. Time is told to you with a vacuum tube! Relive the Cold War (at least the neat tech part of it) with Adafuit’s Ice Tube Clock Kit. It’s this week’s Deal of the Week in the Maker Shed so don’t miss out!Read the full…

Creating Impressive 3D Effects with the Lynx A

What happens when a few of the engineers at Lynx Laboratories decide to enter a statewide hackathan and make a real-time, interactive music visualizer with our device? Well, we pumped up the Daft Punk, invited some friends over, and ended up with a pre…

Join us for an Editors’ Hangout on Air

It’s still only February, but here at MAKE HQ if feels like spring has sprung. The days are warmer, flowers are blooming, and everything feels new again. Inside the office, there’s a feeling of newness, too. We’re launching a resign of our website. We’…

Maker Pro: Building Community at Scale

Shared workshops can have a feeling of community. I used to think it was a matter of scale, that the larger groups would have more community. I now realize it’s more a matter of how much people will linger. The more people engage with each other …

Maker Pro News: Live and Online

This month we launched the Maker Pro Newsletter, an e-newsletter aimed at analyzing, educating, and catalyzing emerging business opportunities for makers. In addition to the newsletter, we’re covering the maker pro space with video profiles and live …