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HOW TO BUILD AN AMAZING TESLA CD TURBINE

Build a real working turbine from recycled CD’s!<p>This Tesla CD Turbine is based on the Tesla turbine, which was invented by Nikola Tesla in the early …

Turbines

Here’s how to hack an Ikea lamp and transform it into a mixed-reality projector

Do you have access to an Ikea lamp, a 3D printer, a few electronics components, and a bit of free time? If so, you could hack together a pretty …

Augmented Reality

DIY Cardboard Bear Trap

LinkIt might not be strong enough to stop an actual bear, but this pointy-toothed trap made from cardboard, a ruler, skewers, and rubber bands can …

DIY

Bridging the Skills Gap in the Manufacturing Industry

In business-speak, a skills gap is the difference between the skills required to perform a specified job, and the actual skills that employees …

Manufacturing

How to Build a DIY Wireless Follow Focus Out of LEGOs

The adult in me wants to build my own follow focus, but the kid in me wants to do it with LEGOs.<p>We all know that LEGOs are the greatest things ever …

Lego

Here's How to Make Your Own Tattoo Machine

We're not saying you should, but if you're so inclined, here are a few tips.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Italy</i><p>Quality isn't a word you tend to associate with DIY tattoos. By way of example, let's tot up the scenarios in which you might allow someone totally unqualified to take a needle …

DIY

Weekend Project: 3D Print a Mechanical Hummingbird

<i>It’s time to leave the nest and make yourself a stunning and challenging DIY desk ornament. Maker Greg Zumwalt has created a complex 3D printed</i> …

3D Printing

Overview | Custom Milled PCB Pins

Milling machines are great for prototyping your own PCBs, but they can also be used for making excellent decorative art and wearables. In this guide, …

3D Printed C02-Powered Rockets

When I was teen, a proud, card-carrying member of the National Association Rocketry, and a staunch adherent to the Model Rocketry Safety Code, I never would have entertained the idea of powering homemade rockets with C02. In fact, all of the horror stories I heard about kids blowing their fingers …

Space Exploration

How to 3D Print on Fabric

Everyone take a seat and let Uncle Jessy explain how to 3D print on fabric. True, this method has been around for a while, we’ve actually written a few articles on it, but Uncle Jessy’s video provides an excellent entry point for beginners.<p>Uncle Jesse’s video does a fantastic job of explaining the …

Using Resin to Make Faux Stained Glass

Peter Brown, for those who are unaware, has become somewhat of a resin guru. His YouTube channel is full of all kinds of interesting and creative projects usually involving some kind of resin. In this case, he pulls off an interesting take on faux stained glass, using colored resin instead of the …

This 3D Printed Arduino-Based Hexapod Robot Can Bust a Move!

I have often mentioned the wisdom of robot maker and <i>Make:</i> contributor I-Wei Huang who says that you can get away with a lot in a robot creation if you make it cute, characterful, and funny. This comes across in spades with Vorpal, a 3D-printable hexapod with real character and presence. You’ll …

Making Your Own Soldering Station

On the heels of yesterday’s post about experimenting with turning an ultrasonic cleaner into a ultrasonic cutter comes this far more successful reverse engineering of a technology to turn it into something useful.<p>On GreatScott!, Scott was lusting after an expensive JBC soldering station (which …

+- : Flatpack Wooden Table Organization Docking Station

<b>+-</b> is designed in a way that supports and helps one in organizing a better work space by placing their phones and iPad in location along with the …

Industrial Design

Homemade Mini Bend Brake

Introduction: Homemade Mini Bend Brake<p>In this Instructable I will show you how I made a Mini Bend Brake to bend some 1/16" aluminum.<p>I needed to make …

Casting Metal Parts and Silicone Molds from 3D Prints

The invention of the relatively affordable 3D printer for home use has helped bring methods used to produce parts for prototypes, samples, and even …

3D Printing

This Fancy Transforming Arcade Cabinet Uses Steam Link

David Rickman wanted to make an arcade machine, but found the idea of creating another Raspberry Pi powered system unappealing. His way of making something different was to utilize steam link, a system that lets you stream video games from your high powered computer to something else, like a TV, …

Raspberry Pi

Hex announces slick official Star Wars iPhone cases ahead of The Last Jedi premiere

Hex has today announced a brand new lineup of official Star Wars cases for the iPhone X and 8/8 Plus and 7/7 Plus. The cases are all made from genuine leather and offered in the company’s “Snap” form factor as well as its folio wallet and zipper case styles.<p>While Otterbox released its official Star …

Star Wars

Raspberry PiBoy Mixes Walnut, Carbon Fiber, and Retro Gaming

<i>Make:</i> alumni Michael Castor sent us a note to show off his latest project. He’s built a gorgeous handheld gaming system that mixes walnut and carbon fiber.<p>Michael got his hands on a drop in board called a “Super AIO” that has pretty much all the needed components for a handheld gaming system. All …

Retrogaming

CNC Cut a Family Heirloom Step Stool

As far back as I can remember there was a fixture in all of my family member’s houses: a little wooden stool. Purchased by my great uncle Frank, an engineer, from one of his co-workers for every female relative, my mother’s copy was my breakfast table during Saturday morning cartoons; the fort for …

NASA Launches Virtual Reality to Spark Imaginations

<i>Like Willie Wonka being invited to the Chocolate Factory, I received an email from the social media team at NASA informing me that I was selected to</i> …

Use Water to Track a Stylus in 3D Space

Sumit Aich is working on an interesting concept for tracking a stylus in 3D space. He’s using a tub of water! You can find all the files necessary to replicate this on his Hackaday.io page.<p>From Sumit:<p>Project Summary –<br>A ridiculously low cost sensor for real-time tracking of precise coordinates of …

jack davies' 3D printed electric skateboard solved his public transport woes

<b>when student jack davies moved from the UK to amsterdam to begin an internship at 3D printing start-up, 3D hubs, he was looking to find a faster mode</b> …

3D Printing

Quickly Build Transitional Dwellings with Shelter 2.0 CNC Templates

Shelter 2.0 is a flat-packed plywood structure that anyone can build with the assistance of a CNC router. For years my longtime Shelter 2.0 collaborator Robert Bridges and I have been shipping Shelter kits all over the world. The Shelter 2.0 project began life as Robert’s entry in a contest hosted …

Woodworking

Weekend Watch: Design and Making with Guido Vrola

This week I had the pleasure of watching the YouTube channel of Guido Vrola. Guido is an Italian industrial designer and maker who confidently covers both of these domains in his videos.<p>In the 20 videos that he’s produced over the past two years, Guido has covered design and sketching basics, …

3 Tips on Additive Manufacturing from the European Space Agency

Lightweight 3D-printed metal structure manufactured by the UK-based Manufacturing Technology Centre, which recently established a new "one-stop shop" …

Cast a Pixelated, Glowing Centipede Costume for Halloween

Last year after Halloween, our family came up with the crazy idea of making an 8-bit looking Centipede Halloween costume inspired by the movie <i>Pixels</i> and the classic arcade game. The costume would be wearable, illuminated from within by RGB LEDs, and even change colors like in the movie and video …

Formlabs Presents Free White Paper on 3D Printing and Injection Molding

3D printing is a wonderful technology by itself, but it also enhances other manufacturing technologies when combined with them. There have been many …

A Simple & Fun Game Even DIY Rookies Can Make

One of the greatest intersections of design happens when function and taste meet. Even more so is finding the sweet spot between functional …

artisanal

Britt Michelsen's 3D printed double pendulum fidget spinner is chaotic and addictive

Sep 13, 2017 | By Benedict<p>Germany-based chemical engineer Britt Michelsen has made a 3D printed double pendulum fidget spinner that she says is …