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Month: December 2014

Robotics | IoT

Cool Crowdfunding December 31: Smart watches, and Makerspaces

Pi Watch See On Kickstarter Omnuino See on Kickstarter LA Makerspace See on Kickstarter Desolenator See on IndieGoGo Filed under: Crowdfunding, Maker ProRead more on MAKE

Smart Garage with Spark Core

James wanted a way to monitor the status of his garage door without having to actually look at the door. Fortunately, he has a knack with electronics and knows his way around connecting different sorts of systems together with code. In the initial vers…

Women Working on the Frontiers of Technology

Are women starting companies in the most cutting edge fields and keeping pace with the future? Although many are now learning coding and engineering in school, working for global internet… read more

Flying Selfie Bots: Tag-Along Video Drones Are Here

Sports enthusiasts are clamoring for aerial robots that can record their best moves

New Project: Dame Juliana Berners and the Fishing Lure

This 15th-century English nun wrote the book on the technology of recreational fishing.Read more on MAKE

This beer makes you more creative

problemsolverbeerThe Problem Solver beer claims to help drinkers reach their creative peak, so long as they don’t drink too much.



Sepios: ETH Zurich’s Robot Cuttlefish

Take a cuttlefish and stick it in between two knifefish (one of which is upside down) and you get this omnidirectional aquatic robot

Getting Help With Your New 3D Printer

Hopefully many of you received brand new 3D printers for the holidays. If so, I’m sure there are more than a couple of you wondering, “What do I do now?”. Thankfully, there are fantastic communities that have sprung up around 3D print…

6 Inexpensive Materials, Dozens of Ideas

These posts first appeared in Education Community newsletters leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Where are the ideas? Click on any blue word to explore. Make with: Paper Paper is so readily available and versatile, making it the perfect materi…

3D Printed WiiMote Mod for People With Physical Disabilities

I was contacted by someone about a controller modification. Again, the complaint was about those pesky triggers. It seems like there is a complaint about triggers every day! I tried to think of the simplest print that would solve the problem. I came up…