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A Conversation with Doug Stowe, Author of The Wisdom of Our Hands
Working craftsman and educator Doug Stowe has written a new book that makes a passionate case for reintegrating mind and body in both education and life. Based on his 45 years as a woodworker and 25 years as a teacher of hand crafts, Stowe argues that human beings have a natural need to express themselves […]
Playification – The Makey Makey Story
Makey Makey, a creative platform that has spread widely through education, turned 10 this month. In this episode of Make:cast, I talk to Jay Silver, the creative technologist and self-described jester, who started this product with a successful Kickstarter. Makey Makey is meant to inspire play and exploration with the things around us, including technology. […]
Lego Bricks + Raspberry Pi = Awesome Motorized Microscope
IBM research has released a project that allows you to build a motorized, high quality microscope from Lego bricks and a Raspberry pi for roughl $300. They call the project MicroscopPy, and they’ve shared the build notes on Github. As you can see in the video, the build is surprisingly simple and uses the standard […]
James Webb Telescope In Our Hearts and On Our Walls
We absolutely love the James Webb telescope, as do many folks who are even vaguely interested in space and science. Frankly, we can’t get enough of the thing. This wall art, based off the James Webb telescope by VegaWoodworks is a gorgeous way to celebrate the incredible piece of space faring science equipment. You can […]
Join Us On May 25 For Our Make: Magazine Vol. 81 Launch Party
This Wednesday, May 25, we're hosting a virtual event on Zoom to celebrate the launch of Make: Vol. 81, which tells you everything you need to build, fight and win at Robot Combat! The event is free for Make: subscribers and Make: Community members, and will consist of a panel discussion with Make: contributors and staff, followed by an after party with the panelists.
Maker Spotlight: Shanna Haden
Name Shanna Haden Where are you located? Montgomery, PA What is your day job? 8th Grade ELA and Gifted (7-12) Teacher Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace? I will be in April. What kinds of stuff do you make? The Montgomery Area Jr./Hr. School Gifted program has made multiple types of catapults, as well as a […]
This Upside Down 3D Printer Has A Few More Tricks Up Its Sleeve
I’ll admit, when I first saw The Positron 3D printer designed by Kralyn3D on YouTube, I kind of discounted it as a gimmick. It prints upside down, which is impressive if you have never seen it before. However, if you’ve been around 3D printers for a while, you’ve seen it, you’ve already asked all the […]
This 3D Printer Has The Speed of a Delta and the Automation Of...
Brian Brocken wrote us to show off a project he recently completed, and is rightfully proud of. He needed to do some small production runs of some 3D printed chain parts, and wanted to do it with a fast delta printer, so he designed and built the Delta Belt 3D printer; the best of both […]