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3D Silhouette Light Box

In this project, I am going to show you how to turn a photograph into a 3D silhouette light box. This is done by separating the picture into different layers based on how far away the objects are in the scene. Each layer is then turned into a silhouette cutout. The layers are reassembled with …

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How to Make a Female Maker

Looking around a Maker Space or Maker Faire, how many girls do you see? Why aren’t more girls involved in the Maker movement? Increasingly, Makers around the country have been asking these questions; we at Techbridge are eager to contribute to this conversation. At Techbridge, we’re focused on …

Piper: Learning Electronics with Raspberry Pi and Minecraft

There’s no doubt that platforms like Raspberry Pi have made learning about computers and electronics more accessible for youth. But going beyond accessibility, how do you motivate and encourage young people to explore the possibilities that these platforms provide? The team behind Piper aims to do …

From The Gift Guide: The Cutest Intro To Robots Ever

If you’ve always wanted to get into robotics but found the pricing to be prohibitive, this adorable little kit is exactly what you need. Heck, even if you’ve got no interest in robotics whatsoever, you’d find this thing enjoyable as it scurries around bumping into things and backing away to find …

3D Systems vs. Formlabs Suit… Gone?

If you’ve watched Print the Legend (and if not, why haven’t you? It single-handedly justifies the cost of a Netflix subscription), you’ve heard the story of the 3D Systems action against Formlabs’ SLA implementation. Now TechCrunch’s John Biggs is reporting that the lawsuit is gone:<p>The lawsuit …

50 Digital Wood Joints Poster

Hardware hacker and artist Meredith Scheff-King laid out this wonderful poster based on Jochen Gross’ 50 Digital Wood Joints compilation. You can print it out any size you want, and it’s great to have on your wall for at-a-glance consideration of your next wood joint.<p>A large PNG is here or a PDF is …

Cyberpunk Spikes

3D-print these soft, flexible spikes and light them up with full-color programmable LEDs<p>Make your own flexible, spiky, glowing accessory using NeoPixel LED strip lights diffused by NinjaFlex flexible 3D printing filament! Magnets let you attach the spikes to anything in your wardrobe. The soft …

10 Years of “Tools of Mass Construction” with Howtoons

When I was a little kid, my family got a few magazines that were a bit beyond my grasp, but I still felt like those subscriptions were mine. I didn’t understand all the jokes in MAD magazine, but I still pawed through the pages, ran the Spy vs. Spy flipbook, and spent many a minute folding and …

Restoring an Eames-Style Plycraft Chair

Perhaps you’ve seen an Eames chair and thought you’d like one. If you’re not familiar with the brand, it’s a distinctly mid-century modern style of chair that somehow manages to still look great today. Unfortunately, this kind of classic styling and quality construction comes with a price tag in …

Boom! You’ve Got Cereal!

What’s your favorite puffed cereal? Ever wonder how it was made? You probably wouldn’t guess that for decades it was made by loading it into a huge metal cannon and subjecting it to heat and pressure until it was suddenly released with a thunderous BOOM! However, that’s pretty much exactly the way …

Drones, Augmented Reality, and Borg Bouquets at Mokena Mini Maker Faire

On September 13, Mokena Mini Maker Faire (MMMF) will open its doors for its year one extravaganza.<p>Featuring a drone obstacle course, a 10-foot-tall musical instrument, an augmented reality sandbox, steampunk accessories, a learn-to-solder class, DIY noisemakers (you can take them home!), an Arduino …

Workshop Light Doorbell

[youtube:http://youtu.be/Xz0QuQ0o8v8]<p>When I am using power tools in my workshop, I can’t hear the doorbell ring. I needed some other kind of system that can let me know when someone is at the front door, so I modified a wireless doorbell system to turn on a light in addition to playing a tone. …

3D Printshow: The Art Of Vladimir Bulatov

Katherine Hague Talks About Trends In Wearables

Katherine Hague deals with the newest wearables every day at the Blueprint, a marketplace for new and inventive tech. This exposure gives her some insight into what is really going on in the market place, and she has some ideas about where it will go in the future. Her talk at MakerCon discussed …

Arduino and Bruce Sterling Launching an Open-Source Apartment

[youtube http://youtu.be/O_gglcCWM80]<p>You’ll soon be able to rent the “home of the future” on Airbnb.<p>The project, announced today at MakerCon by Arduino co-founder Massimo Banzi, is a collaboration between the open-source microcontroller makers and futurist Bruce Sterling. Located in Arduino’s …

Painting with Plants Found Growing Wild on the Maker Faire Grounds

Artist Ellie Irons is holding a unique painting workshop today at the CUT/PASTE/GROW table at World Maker Faire. What makes her workshop special are the pigments and dyes that her workshop participants are using, they’ve all come from plants that Irons found growing on the World Maker Faire grounds …

Create Custom Light Sculptures with BlinkyTiles

Matt Metts brought 2,100 BlinkyTiles to New York and needs your help to create a giant LED chandelier sculpture. Each tile holds several digital LEDs, which have onboard controllers and are individually addressable allowing for customizable lighting effects.<p>Can’t make it to New York to help build? …

Find Fido at Night with the 3D Printed Light-Up at Night Pet Collar

11-year old Blythe Serrano made a 3D Printed Light-Up at Night Pet Collar, which she was sharing at World Maker Faire New York 2014. It has nine LED lights, a battery, and a light sensor. When it’s dark, the lights illuminate so that you can see your pet easily. She used Sketchup to design the …

The Idosyncratic Products of Stern Design Works

Rebecca and Cameron Stern of Stern Design Works create jewelry, sculptures, and toys through a mix of traditional metalsmithing, 3D printing, hand painting, mixed mediums, and plant derived epoxy resin, but what makes their work especially unique are the stories behind them. For instance, an …

Einstein’s Workshop Showing Off Educational CAD Program

Einstein’s Workshop, based in Massachusetts, has had enormous success teaching 3D design to children as young as 8 while getting them excited about math and programming.<p>Their secret?<p>They’ve developed an educational CAD program called BlocksCAD. The interface is easy for developing minds to grasp, …

DIY Roll-Up Kid’s Buckle Toy

As a young toddler, my son has zero interest in “baby” rattles but isn’t impressed by an Etch-A-Sketch or coloring yet. I’ve been busy brainstorming toys to keep his interest, and this buckle toy taps into his love of un-doing everything he can get his hands on. It’s a very simple project, and you …

Vapor Smoothing 3D printed objects with acetone

Hand Painted Signs

When you see signs today, you probably assume that someone has designed it and through some electromechanical means it was reproduced onto the billboard, automobile, or the sign that the guy on the sidewalk is waving. Most of the time that’s true, but as seen in the video below, humans, or at least …

The Beautiful Choreography of Dancing Drone Lamps

A lamp technician solders a plug, polishes his lamp for testing, and goes to turn on his latest project. It’s unclear if this is a fixer lamp or not, but when the circuit blows all of that is quickly forgotten and replaced by the need for light. A fitting metaphor for an entertainment company whose …

MakerCon: Dominic Pajak

Laser Cut Room Divider

Recently, the folks at Trotec laser moved into a new larger office. This is generally a good sign for a business, but unfortunately there wasn’t a good area for guests to wait in, just a large open hallway. Marketing specialist Kristina decided to take matters into her own hands and make one …

Every Ferris Wheel Needs An Arduino

When I was a kid I had an Erector set, Size 8 ½, and learned how to build mechanical projects the hard way. There were no step-by-step instructions, no snap together parts, no video tutorials, just a bunch of really cool drawings and 169 nuts and bolts. I couldn’t wait to build the awesome projects …

Arduino Leaks a Peek of Their Upcoming 3D Printer

Arduino, known for creating an easy-to-use microcontroller revolution, is about to launch its own 3D printer.<p>The Arduino Materia 101 made its global debut earlier today on the official Arduino twitter account with a photo of a boxy white and teal FDM printer and a note that Arduino co-founder …

Finding Starter Projects: Free Software for Making

Learners and teachers have so many free options at their fingertips, we find that fewer are buying the higher-priced software. Just like with all kinds of making, with software these days you can do a lot with a little. Years ago, the costs of new software, especially those used by creative …