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17 Sunny Day Flatbreads and Pizzas for Summer

Pizza all day <i>every day</i>, amirite? This (genius) thought process shouldn’t disappear in the summertime just because everyone and their mother wants to grill burgers and tacos. After all, there are plenty of ways to put a summery spin on your fave pizza pie. Think fresh produce, herbs, and grilled …

Cooking

Source Parts on TaoBao: An Insider’s Guide

For hardware aficionados and Makers, trips to Shenzhen’s Huaqiangbei have become something of a pilgrimage. While Huaqiangbei is a tremendous and …

DIY Thermal Camera That’s Better And Cheaper Than a FLIR

A few years ago, FLIR unleashed a new line of handheld thermal imagers upon the world. In a manufacturing triumph, the cheapest of these thermal …

Unmanned Aircraft

Getting Started With VR: The Best Software Tools Are Free

Now that you’ve figured out which headset you are going to get, you’re going to have to interface with some software. As you venture into making things for the world of VR, there are two main pieces that you’ll have to work with most likely, and those are real-time engines and modeling software.<p>You …

Game Development

Don’t Glue Anything Without This Handy Reference Chart

For years I wondered why all my beautiful small-scale models kept falling apart. I underestimated the most important factor: adhesive. You can glue almost everything with super glue — but some materials just won’t stay together. Is it possible to glue rubber to glass? Will plastic stick to wood? …

Woodworking

Create High-Quality Art with This New, Hackable Draw Bot

Make: friends Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories have continued their great history of bringing amazing drawing robots to Makers everywhere with the AxiDraw. The AxiDraw joins the EMSL line that includes the always popular Eggbot and WaterColorBot. The AxiDraw is a flat pen-based drawing machine, …

Sometimes You 3D Print a Nut, Sometimes You Don’t... Now You Can 3D Print Any Nut or Washer You Choose

We’ve all seen the 3D printed nut and bolt file that 3D printer manufacturers like to show off as an example of their printers’ resolution …

3D Print Your Own Flex-Neck Lamp

Lamp3D is a small, repositionable, gooseneck-style LED lamp. It’s a fun and easy introductory project for those just starting out with 3D printing, electronics, and soldering.<p>The minimalistic design of this lamp was inspired by the Loc-Line modular hose/pipe system that’s been used for everything …

Arduino

KiCad Script Hack for Better Mechanical CAD Export

Open source EDA software KiCad has been gaining a lot of traction recently. CERN has been devoting resources to introduce many new advanced features …

3D Printing

oven fries

I am staunchly of the belief that if you really really crave something — I mean, if you’ve tried very hard to move on or distract that part of your …

Celebrity Chefs

Star

Latest<p>Get The Sonic Forces Bonus Edition For Super Cheap With Special Code<p>Sonic Forces 8 hours ago<p>Sonic Forces<p>This ‘Harry Potter’ Nimbus 2000 and …

Raspberry Pi AirPlay Speaker

The Raspberry Pi is a full Linux computer that’s about the size of a credit card and sells for $25–$35. It has a 700MHz ARM CPU and 512MB of RAM. Because of its capabilities and its low price, it has become wildly popular with the hobbyist market. Some people have done ingenious things with …

Raspberry Pi

Need Timing Diagrams? Try Wavedrom

When working with anything digital, you’re going to end up reading or writing a timing diagram before long. For us, that’s meant keeping (text) …

Ultrasonic Misting Vapor Polisher for 3D Printed Parts

If you’ve ever seen 3D printed parts form an extrusion type printer, one of the first things you’ll notice is the texture. It’s caused by the printer …

3D Printing

Simple Silk-Screen Printing Using a Vinyl Cutter

With this technique, you can make your own custom silk-screened T-shirts or posters without any darkroom or chemical access.<p>The one specialized tool you need is a vinyl cutter, but you only need access to it for one step. The vinyl stencil can last for years and allows you to print dozens of images.<p>…

DIY

Understand 1,700 Mechanical Linkages with these Helpful Animations

Mr. Đức thắng Nguyễn (Duc Thang Nguyen) is an engineer from Vietnam. Since his retirement in 2002, he has being working on an amazing animated 3D catalog of mechanical contraptions.<p>Using Autodesk Inventor as a tool, he has documented over 1,700 mechanisms. All from gears, couplings, clutches, …

Engineering

How To Build A Soft Robot Hand

Use it to wave hello or flip the bird<p>In the field of soft robotics, engineers use squishy materials to make robots durable, flexible, and safer to operate around humans. Now intrepid DIYers can also bring life to squishy machines: Last September, Harvard University published an open-access Soft …

How to Build a Thermocouple Amplifier

A Thermocouple is a terrific way to measure temperature. The effects of temperature change on dissimilar metals produces a measurable voltage. But to …

USB PIDs For All

The USB Implementers’ Forum doesn’t make things easy for anyone building a product with a USB port. To sell anything with USB and have it work like …

Python

A curated list of awesome machine learning frameworks, libraries and software (by language). Inspired by awesome-php. Other awesome lists can be …

Machine Learning

18 Lessons in Smart Prototyping From a Self-Made Billionaire

Dan Gelbart made a fortune in R&D for his company Creo. His prototyping was done at home, in his basement, using tools on par with what many of us have access to at our local hackerspaces and universities.<p>In his spare time he has put together a short YouTube course on “how to build stuff” for …

Prototyping

Autodesk Acquires 3D Figurine Design Tool Modio, Re-Launches as Tinkerplay

When Wayne Losey left his job with a big corporate toy company, he had a dream to bring the kind of toys that he loved as a kid to market. Wayne wanted to combine the fun and adventure of action figures with the customizability of Legos. He realized that 3D printing could be used to help him make …

Windows Mobile

Open-Source Robotic Arm Now Within Reach

For anyone looking for a capable robotic arm for automation of an industrial process, education, or just a giant helping hand for a really big …

Save Your Breath and Blow Better Bubbles with the 3D Printed Bubble Box

I have a one year old son, and there is nothing he enjoys more than watching Mommy and Daddy blow bubbles outside. He usually runs and stumbles, …

Micro Letterpress Printer Creates Unique Business Cards With 3D-Printed Plates

<b>Stampomatica</b> is a “3D letterpress” that brings vintage printing techniques together with 21st century technology.<p><b>Described as</b> “analogic …

Copper Electroplating/forming 3D Prints

My good friend and studio mate Aaron (De Land Tree) - his work is pictured above - has been doing a lot of work with electroforming copper …

Build your own Oddbot, a 3D printable omnidirectional robot

Dec 28, 2014 | By Alec<p>Olaf Diegel has created a very cool 3D printing project that is specifically designed to be 3D printable on almost every type …

Slic3r - Advanced perimeter tuning - 3D Printing tutorial

Sometimes you need to have more control over the way your 3D printer wants to print an object. This tutorial provides an example of how to change and …

Measuring the Planck Constant With Lego

For nearly 130 years, the kilogram has been defined by a small platinum and iridium cylinder sitting in a vault outside Paris. Every other unit of …