Darrin Carrigan

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Hyperrealistic Hummingbird Sculptures From Paper

3D illustrator Jose Suris IV creates elaborately constructed hyperrealistic sculptures from painstakingly cut pieces of paper, including this series of hummingbirds featuring: the Wire-Crested Thorntail, the Fiery Topaz Hummingbird, and the Allen’s Hummingbird.

How-To: Pirate Pie

Legend of the Instructables seas Mikeasaurus created this swashbucklin’ Pirate Pie tutorial consisting of a ship-shaped meat pie in a sea of savory gravy straight out of Davey Jones’ kitchen!

How-To: Watermelon Smoothie Hack

NASA engineer Mark Rober put together an amazingly simple watermelon smoothie hack from just a coat hanger and an electric drill with some impressive results!

DIY Hacks and How To's: Building a Better Tripwire

Homemade Sugar Rocket

Cook up a solid-fuel rocket engine and let it fly.<p>Many hobby stores sell model rocketry supplies, but I think making your own rocket engine from scratch is a more meaningful and exciting experience. In this project, we’ll build on the work of rocket pioneer Jack Parsons (see MAKE Volume 13, …

One Summer Night - central Iceland

The Sun 26/5/2013 [Explored]

Trees in Dow Garden

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follow your dreams

[Bagan, Myanmar]

ArcAttack’s Steve Ward Demos the Handheld Tesla Coil

Today at Maker Faire, ArcAttack’s Steve Ward showed me why he comes to Maker Faire: to make lightning!

Fire, Stone, and Wood: the First Tools

At Maker Faire you’ll find any number of cutting edge technologies—3D printers, CNC routers, flying robots, and gestural interface devices. But the fair is also the place for primitive technologies and tools, the technologies that form the basis for every other technology that followed. The Maker …

DIY Hacks & How To's: Swiss Army Key Ring

Pirate Pancake Follows Captain Crepe

What’s an antidote to too much time spent online? Joe Sandor’s answer was making something with your hands and spending face-to-face time with friends. It was the social aspect of making and eating crepes that originally inspired the Captain Crepe Pan. That success lead this sculptor to his second …

The Metamorphosis Project

Venice, California-based artist Alex Andre delighted the masses with his simple but stunning <i>Metamorphosis Project</i> interactive installation at Maker Faire Bay Area last weekend. The kinetic sculpture has a steel base and hand crank, holding a large disc with alternating panels of clear glass and …

Use an Op Amp to Make a Self-Dimming Night Light

On Make: Projects, Jason Poel Smith uses a pair of LM741 op amps to build an self-dimming night light that turns itself off after a period of time so you don’t waste electricity.<p>The timer is made from a 741 op amp (operational amplifier) wired as a comparator. It compares the voltage across a …

How-To: Collect and Display Insects

In the midst of the current 17-year cicada emergence here on the East Coast, the good folks over at Radiolab have posted an interview with entomologist Dr. Louis Sorkin, in which he describes how to collect and display insect specimens in shadowboxes (or cigar boxes if you want that DIY</b> …