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Watch The Wizard of Oz, Rearranged Into Alphabetical Order

While alphabetical order is a standard way to organize things like books and files, it's a strange way to organize a movie. Filmmaker Matt Bucy went …

Learning What Sounds Are Made of Using Sound Blocks

Over on the Arduino blog, <i>Make:</i> pal Zoe Romano posted a piece about an interesting Arduino-powered project called Sound Blocks. She explains:<p>Sound Blocks is a tool to teach children and adults what sound is made of. The project was shortlisted in the Expression category of the IXDA Interaction …

What I Learned Building a Mechanized Spinning Musical Instrument

The Hexachord is a three-foot-tall, six-chambered, motorized musical instrument. It’s an ensemble, machine, and interactive performer all in one. It’s a complex gadget that makes minimalist music.<p>You probably haven’t heard of this instrument before, as it’s my own design. It took quite a lot of …

The Animation Software That Brought You Studio Ghibli Films Is Now Open Source

Have you ever wanted to create films like Miyazaki? Or animate a series like <i>Futurama</i>? Well, the tools of the trade are about to become much more accessible. Digital Video, the makers of the 2D animation software Toonz, and Japanese publisher DWANGO have announced that as of March 26 Toonz will be …

16 Year Old Landon Kohtz Built a Kite Taller Than He Is

This season Landon Kohtz (16) will be taking his newest creation, “Indecisive” a 7′ tall kite with a 9.7′ wingspan, up into the sky. The kite boasts an alternating up and down arrow pattern that creates a neat illusion: You might first notice the blue arrows and think they’re on a white backdrop, …

Apple's Brief Hits the FBI With a Withering Fact Check

Apple's latest brief in its battle with the FBI over the San Bernardino iPhone offered the tech company an opportunity to school the Feds over their …

The Pure Chaos of Washing a Brick Inside a Washing Machine That is Bouncing on a Trampoline

Here’s a demonstration of what happens when you try to wash a brick inside of a washing machine that is bouncing on a trampoline. Here’s another …

“You Just Sunk My Copernicium!” Playing Periodic Table Battleship

Many of you will likely remember playing the tabletop game <i>Battleship</i> as a kid. Karyn Tripp, who runs the homeschooling education site, Teach Beside Me, used the basic format of the classic game to create a teaching aid for the Periodic Table of Elements. Here’s Karyn explaining how to make the game …

How to Make String from Plastic Bottles

I saw a video last year on YouTube where a Russian maker built a rather elaborate rig to turn PET plastic bottles into a flat, very narrow noodle-like “string” that proved to be surprisingly strong. In subsequent videos, he lashed together some crude furniture and showed some other useful things …

Listen to the Isolated Vocal Tracks of 12 Popular Songs

If you’ve ever wondered what your favorite singer’s voice sounds like in its purest form, the musical sub-genre of isolated vocal tracks can offer a …

12 “Made-in-Japan” English Terms that Might Confuse English Speakers

Globalization has given us such incongruous cultural mash-ups as the Hindu-friendly Big Mac and Bulgarian Music Idol, but perhaps nowhere in the …

A Supercut of Linkin Park’s Song ‘In the End’ Being Sung by 183 Different Movies

Bradford, England film critic Ross Thompson of The Unusual Suspect has created a supercut video of Linkin Park‘s song “In the End” being sung by 183 …

The Proper Names of 17 Bodily Functions

Ask an anatomist, and they’ll be able to tell you that your kneecap is really your <i>patella</i>. Your armpit is your <i>axilla</i> and the little groove above your …

The humble pencil gets a crazy makeover by third-year industrial design students

Third-year industrial design students at Israel's Holon Institute of Technology (HIT) were recently asked by their instructors, designers Luka Or and …

Industrial Design

There’s a village in Japan that looks like their version of Venice

In Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture, there’s a little-known town that has the sea as its front yard, earning it the nickname ‘The Venice of Japan’. The …

Venice

6 Fake Christmas Trees You Can Fold, 3D Print, or Wire Up at Home

There’s a lot of reasons you might not want a Christmas tree in your house. Maybe you don’t have the space. Maybe you hate trees. Maybe you don’t celebrate Christmas… But if you want the Christmas tree experience, minus the actual tree, here are a few good DIY alternatives that don’t involve buying …

10 Tips for Organizing Your Workshop

You all have likely heard the oft-quoted research about how messy people are more creative or innovative or whatever. Those of us who are disorganized by nature [raises hand] like to pass such findings around Facebook and crow (I also just discovered that I’m smarter than you because I stay up …

Artist Creates a Wonderful Animated ‘One-Punch Man’ Comic Using Three Rotating Paper Cups

Japanese artist Shinrashinge has created a fascinating animated comic, based on the <i>One-Punch Man</i> anime webcomic and TV series adaptation, using three …

HO fhtagn! Detailed model railroad layout recreates HP Lovecraft's Arkham

Model railroader John Ott has devoted years to creating a fantastically detailed, HO-scale recreation of Arkham, the site of HP Lovecraft's horror …

Fold These Amazing Geometric Animal Masks from Cardstock

If you’re ready to get crafty this Halloween, but you don’t quite feel like you have the prowess to proceed without a guide, consider making a papercraft mask from an easy to follow template.<p>These animal masks made by Steve and Marianne Wintercroft are a perfect example. You just download a …

A Magical Museum of Hyperreal Miniatures

The next time I’m in Lyon, France (OK, I’ve never been to Lyon or France, but when I do…), I’m going to plan a visit to the Musée Miniature et Cinéma. Here you will find a temple dedicated to the art of movie miniatures and props. The over 100 staggeringly life-like and highly detailed miniature …

Popular Movie Quotes Turned Into Animated Neon Sign GIFs

The creatives behind PopCorn Garage have turned a series of popular movie quotes into wonderful animated neon sign GIFs. They feature well-known …

Fight Club

This is a vinyl record being played under 1000x magnification

Music lovers, you can finally see just how your favourite record is played thanks to a microscopic image that shows what a record’s groove looks like …

Stop Motion

Moat Boat Paddle Battle Is Coming to World Maker Faire

Moat Boat Paddle Battle – World Maker Faire 2015 Teaser<p>We are excited to announce the return of the Moat Boat Paddle Battle! The second running of this exciting event will occur during World Maker Faire this September 26–27. This event was a huge success during its first run at Bay Area Maker …

NASA Ground team stands by for Pluto fly-by confirmation signal from New Horizons

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is expected to radio home any minute now. We're watching on NASA TV. The moment will end a nearly 22-hour radio …