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Creating a Custom Linux Kernel for the Edison (release 2.1)

In this post, I will go over how to create a custom Linux image for the Intel Edison using the Yocto Project Edison source code release …

The CAD Setter Out's Top Ten CAD Blogs

<b>10.211 FANS</b><p>Here’s my Top ten Computer Aided Design Blogs* in order of personal preference.<p><i>Mark Randa’s Inventor/iLogic/Woodworking Blog</i><p>Mark is one of …

Essential Woodworking Tools and Skills with Projects

Over the years, <i>Make:</i> has featured tutorials and projects by woodworker Len Cullum, both here online and in the magazine. Len works a lot in the Japanese woodworking tradition. Below I have chosen some of his best skill builder posts and woodworking projects. The great thing about these projects is …

Woodworking

Build a Tron-Inspired Coffee Table

So many Maker projects are really just about one discipline — woodworking, machining, electronics, you get the idea. I wanted to build a piece of furniture that blended two different concepts — electronics and woodworking — and build a unique looking coffee table that’s one part rustic design, and …

Woodworking

Education Technology Guides

Articles and Resources: Learn about fifty states project, personalized learning, blended learning, getting an edtech job, purchasing products and …

Pozyx: accurate indoor positioning for Arduino

Pozyx in the press<p>popular mechanics | elektor | engadget | geeky gadgets | fabcross (jp) | EEtimes europe | postscapes | kickingitforward | …

App note: Why that 47 uF capacitor drops to 37 uF, 30 uF, or lower

App note from KEMET about the decreasing value of capacitance with respect to its rated value. Link is hereThere are a couple of reasons why the …

Security

High Power LED Driver Circuits

Introduction: High Power LED Driver Circuits<p>High-power LED's: the future of lighting!<p>but... how do you use them? where do you get them?<p>1-watt and …

To Guide

The Edison initially already has a Linux operating system (Yocto Linux v1.6) installed on its flash drive which is fine for the first try. However, …

At home DIY Printed Circuit Board Fabrication - Blogs

I make prototypes of single sided PCB's at home before i send them over to a PCB maker , So here is a quick Tutorial of what i do ...<p>Things you need …

Arduino Board Comparisons: Picking the Right Board

<b>Picking an Arduino is as easy as Uno, Due, Tre!</b> What better time than Arduino Day to take a closer look at the company’s extensive lineup of Atmel …

Arduino

Build a Raspberry Pi Powered Home Arcade

Play all your favorite 8-bit video games with MAME and an Arduino Esplora controller.<p>The Raspberry Pi is great for all sorts of small computing applications — 3D printing servers, in-car computing, and more. But the Pi can also be the beating heart of a classic video arcade machine. And who doesn’t …

Raspberry Pi

Learn About PSoC and BLE in Upcoming Online Tutorials

<i>Make: Basic Arduino Projects</i> author Don Wilcher recently dove into the PSoC Maker pool, acquiring a PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer Kit from Cypress Semiconductor. This new development board is the core component of our current PSoC Pioneer Challenge presented by Cypress and Arrow Electronics. This contest will …

There’s Only A Month Left in the Pitch Your Prototype Challenge

There’s just over a month left to submit your own project to the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, a collaboration between <i>Make:</i> magazine and Cornell University with the goal of digging up promising prototypes from the Maker community. The individual or team that wins the challenge will be awarded …

Make an Arduino Voltmeter

Introduction: Make an Arduino Voltmeter<p><b>This is a very simple project for microcontroller beginners.</b><p><b>Board I'm using in this tutorial is Arduino Uno</b> …

Custom Project Enclosure

Apple's ‘force touch’ and 'taptic engine' explained

The new MacBook trackpad and haptic feedback technology could be coming to the iPhone next year and represents the next evolution of touch input<p>Apple’s new super-thin MacBook comes with a new trackpad technology that detects the force of a tap or press and is expected to be added to the iPhone next …

Smartwatches

Deadline to Enter the PSoC Pioneer Challenge Extended

March is officially here and that means it’s crunch time for the PSoC Pioneer Challenge! One lucky maker will win $2,500 for travel to Maker Faire Bay Area in mid-May. Over the past few months, we’ve conducted several giveaways of the new PSoC 4 BLE Pioneer Kit from Cypress, which includes native …

Ingenious Hive Design Gives You Honey on Tap

There’s a new way to collect honey and it’s never been sweeter. Flow Hive may have solved the hassle of getting the honey from the hive. Father and son team Stuart and Cedar Anderson have come up a great solution that offers honey on tap straight from the hive. Does it sound too good to be true? …

The Bizarre Working Boombox Creations Of Tom Sachs

Infamous art world prankster and DIYer Tom Sachs has been making homemade boomboxes since childhood, often from unorthodox materials such as cinderblocks, plywood, and most recently, porcelain. Now you can see all his amplified artworks from the past 15 years in an exhibition at The Contemporary …

Art

Rare 'Missing Link' Black Hole Apparently Found

A newfound cosmic object may be a long-sought missing link that could help flesh out the black hole family tree.<p>The object appears to be an …

Black Holes

We Love This Guy: Chinese Farmer Builds Robot Horse From Scrap

Inventors come up with some unusual creations to help better their worlds and Su Daocheng of China’s Hubei Province is certainly one of them. The inventor designed the robotic horse to replace the real thing for plowing fields, which was inspired by military strategist Zhuge Liang’s ‘wooden ox and …

Karting

First Look: Tessel 2 Embeds Node.js in Your Project for 35 Bucks

Earlier today Technical Machine, the people behind the Tessel, released the Tessel 2, their next generation board. We’ve taken a look at the original Tessel—along with the Espruino board—before, and as I’ve said elsewhere I think these new Javascript powered boards are rather intriguing.<p>The …

Smartphone Microscope

The latest ‘kidtech’ kits: tried and tested

Children should have the opportunity to be creators, not just consumers of technology. I learned how to code when I was a kid and I’ve been doing it ever since. But introducing your kids to what’s possible with robots, electronics and computers can feel daunting, and I’m someone who has studied …

Raspberry Pi

MakerBot Launches Starter Lab to Make 3D Printing Accessible

MakerBot announced today its new initiative called Starter Lab. The aim of the project is to make 3D printing more accessible to schools and organizations.<p>The lab kit consists of MakerBot’s Replicator 3D printers, a Digitizer Desktop 3D scanner, MakerCare protection plans for the hardware, parts …

3D Printing

13 One-Hour DIYs To Upgrade Your Home Office

If you've got an hour and a dull home office, these 13 projects will make a huge improvement.<p><b>1. Cork Trivet Pencil Holder</b><p><i>Design for Mankind</i><p>Keep losing your pens? This cork trivet DIY from Design for Mankind will keep your favorite pens and pencils front-and-center. You'll need a drill, but beyond …

Analog Word Clock

Introduction: Analog Word Clock<p>Grand Prize in the<br>Papercraft Contest<p>View Contest<p>This project is a mash up of my two favourite clock Instructables, A …