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Fire drill: can Tony Fadell and Nest build a better smoke detector?

More than anything, I’m surprised it’s a square.<p>A square <i>with rounded corners</i>, Nest CEO Tony Fadell corrects me. Then the man responsible for the iPod and the Nest thermostat beams at me and delivers the line for his newest product. “Safety,” he says, “shouldn’t be annoying.”<p>He hits the large …

Weekend Project: Electric Cigar Box Guitar (PDF)

Build your own 3-string, electrified cigar box guitar and make some sweet sounds.<br>Thanks go to Ed Vogel for the original article in MAKE, Volume 04.<br>View the PDF of this project. and then subscribe to MAKE Magazine for other great projects<br>you can do over the weekend.

Five More Awesome Projects Shared by MAKE Readers

<i>“Your Projects” is a column that features some of the awesome creations our readers have been making. These projects from our readers come from the MAKE Google+ Community and beyond.</i><p>On our Google+ page, Cliff Loresco shows off his homemade soda can stove.<p>Annette Ramos shares:<p>Had to sew on spaghetti …

OpenROV Headlines New DIY Video Series

OpenROV has been blowing people away from the get-go. Check out this lovely video that details the project, part of Driven, a video series at Mens Journal.<p>If you’re not familiar with it (and haven’t watched the video) OpenROV is an open source submersible project created by David Lang and Eric …

UAV Design Challenge for Wildlife Conservation

Posting at O’Reilly Animals, Edie Freedman let me know about the Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge: build a drone to help stop rhino poaching, and you could win as much as $25,000 and get to fly your drone in Kruger National Park, South Africa:<p>The Wildlife Conservation UAV Challenge is to design …

Columbus Mini Maker Faire Set for Oct. 13

The second Columbus Mini Maker Faire gets underway this coming Sunday, from noon to 6pm at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI).<p>Come out for 3D printing, Arduino and Raspberry Pi-monitored Hydroponics, world class robotics, blacksmithing, metal casting, laser cutting and much, much more. We …

3D-Printed DSLR Camera Gimbal

Vince Hogg’s pan and tilt system for his oct-rotor. It weighs only 900 grams including the camera, carbon rods, iPower 4008-150 gimbal motors, AlexMos motor controller and mounting bracket.<p>One fascinating aspect of the build is that Vince printed the parts with different densities, depending on how …

200-Year-Old School Hosts Their First Mini Maker Faire

This weekend, on Saturday, October 12, Emma Willard School in Troy, N.Y., will host their first-ever Mini Maker Faire, which will also be the first Faire in New York’s Capital Region. A number of the young makers from the school, along with their mentors, ran a booth promoting their event and …

Cooking a Raspberry Pie with a Raspberry Pi

Here’s an interesting idea: a microwave with a connected barcode scanner that reads and executes instructions for cooking food — driven by a Raspberry Pi. And what did maker Nathan Broadbent decide to cook in the introduction video? A raspberry pie, of course!<p>He was inspired by a Reddit thread …