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Month: August 2013

Robotics | IoT

When is a Camera not a Camera?

When it’s a Mac Mini? It might look like a film camera, but “the Betty” is a custom camera housing for a Silicon Imaging SI-2K Mini Camera Head and an Apple Mac mini.Read more on MAKE

DIY Baseball Tees

Hey sluggers — it’s easy to make your own batting tees for tee-ball or batting practice, using ordinary stuff from the home-and-hardware store. Follow these easy instructions to build a pair of adjustable, durable tees for half the price of store-bou…

MapperBot Charts a Simulated Asteroid at World Maker Faire

Gotham Laboratories will be at World Maker Faire next month to show off MapperBot, a drone that demonstrates mapping an asteroid with a plenoptic camera, which they have mounted on a quadcopter which will circumnavigate a 2-3 meter asteroid mockup and…

Get ready for IROS and iREX in Tokyo this November 3-9

… The Japan Robot Association (JARA) and Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun host the 20th bi-ennial iREX International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo November 6-9. More than 100,000 people are expected to view over 1,100 booths from over 210 vendors. 3% of the visitors…

Maker Pro Newsletter #26

“Mass personalization is the innovation of the 21st century.” From the editors of MAKE magazine, the Maker Pro Newsletter is about the impact of makers on business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, a…

iPad Music Desk

Turn an iPad into a studio-worthy, deep-end experimental musical instrument.Read more on MAKE

15 Fun Vines for Your Labor Day DIY Inspiration

It’s time for one last BBQ before putting away the equipment. And it’s time for one last DIY project that isn’t attached to Halloween, Thanksgiving, or the December holidays.Read more on MAKE

Joe Sandor, You Will Be Missed

This month the maker community lost a beloved maker: painter, sculptor, photographer, poet, and Chicagoan Joseph Andrew Sandor passed away at the age of 35. Read more on MAKE

Video Friday: Retro Robots, Mobile Manipulation, and Mario

It’s Mario!

DIY PCB Using Parchment Paper

How to use parchment paper and a laminator to make high quality PCB’s.Read more on MAKE