Out of Sight: Documentary Follows Challenges and Triumphs of DIY Skatepark Building

Skateparks have become the little league fields of the 21st century, with one (or sometimes more) now in almost every community. But for those that haven’t found the municipal support or funding for their own yet, there are only a couple options — skate public sidewalks and ledges, or build […]

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13 Useful, Cheap Product Substitutions

Save yourself some money and time using these homemade substitutions for common arts, crafts, and maker supplies. Read more on MAKE The post 13 Useful, Cheap Product Substitutions appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers. […]

9 Biohacking Projects and Resources to Inspire Your Next Experiment

Whether you’re ready to convert your garage into a full blown laboratory or just want to try a few fun experiments with your friends, here are some projects to inspire and to DIY. Agent Unicorn Anouk Wipprecht designed this playful unicorn horn to aid ADHD researchers by making EEG sensors […]

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How We Can Save Our History One Smartphone at a Time

Our lives today are increasingly digital, so why isn’t our old memorabilia? As we use smartphones and the cloud more often, our pre-digital personal history is falling to pieces, likely unorganized, poorly labeled or barely even accessible. Family photographs, in particular, are some of the most cherished yet least cared for objects in our daily lives. As this paradox shows, while digital technologies are amplifying some areas of our lives—others are completely left in the… read more […]

FarmBot Will Grow Your Food For You; Just Press Go

What if you could grow food in your backyard with little to no understanding of gardening? A new robotic system may make this a reality for everybody. Farmbot Genesis is an open source, autonomous farming system that is supposed to fit virtually anyone’s backyard, greenhouse or rooftop. The makers of FarmBot Genesis say it’s as easy to set up as furniture from IKEA and controllable with most devices. All you need is an ability to… read more […]

This Glowing Pony Bike Can Reach 20 MPH for Extra Fast Whimsy

What started as a straightforward drill bike has turned into an elaborate glowing, art bike shaped like a pony made by artist Scott Blake. Read more on MAKE The post This Glowing Pony Bike Can Reach 20 MPH for Extra Fast Whimsy appeared first on M… […]

Review: Updated 3Doodler Brings a Broader Range of Materials and Accessories

A 3doodled submarine makes for some very appropriate fishbowl decor. Image courtesy of WobbleWorks, Inc.No matter what kind maker you are, practically everyone – from electrical engineers to hardcore crafters – are enchanted by the magical notion of a 3D-printing pen. So, I was delighted when the crowd-funded folk heroes behind the 3Doodler reached out to me to try out their latest offering: the […]

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Build Modular Animal Robots with the Animech Project

Moore explaining one of his robots. Photo courtesy of Jeffrey MooreFor someone without a background or education in engineering and electronics, robotics can be a daunting field. That’s why Jeffrey Moore of The Animech Project is developing robotics kits that help teach those skills in a fun and accessible way. The Animech Project, on display at this year’s Maker Faire […]

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New Digital Face Manipulation Means You Can’t Trust Video Anymore

What if you could alter a video of anyone to emulate facial and mouth movements that never existed in the source video—by yourself, at home, using a cheap webcam? Meet Face2Face. Using RGB input from one video and mapped pixels from a second video, manipulating someone’s face—including distinct facial and mouth movements—has become incredibly easy. A team of researchers recently released a video showing what this looks like in real-time. While the method is still imperfect, it has major implications for future online content. According to the team’s publication: “Our goal is to animate the facial expressions of the target… read more […]

Upgrade Your DIY Rubber Stamps with Simple, Modern Handles

Carlos from Cactus! Workshop didn’t want to just print stickers for his shop, so he built his own rubber stamp complete with a modern handle. Read more on MAKE The post Upgrade Your DIY Rubber Stamps with Simple, Modern Handles appeared first on M… […]