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The 100+ Best Holiday Gifts of 2017

Give the Gift of Gear<p>Here it is: the ultimate 2017 holiday gift guide, compiled by our editors. To keep things simple, we’ve organized the list by …

Shopping

Storage: How to Triple Your Closet Storage Space

For any size closet!<p>By utilizing every extra inch, this organizer create tons of extra space for your stuff.<p>If you have to dig through a mountain of …

Woodworking

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Cogito Classic Watch

COGITO CLASSIC Watches are designed for the busy, social and fashionable crowd. With a stylish blend of an analog and digital display, COGITO allows …

​Get Free Airport Wi-Fi Using Chrome or Firefox's Developer Tools

With time to kill at the airport, getting online is a great—if potentially expensive—way to while away the hours. But there are a couple of tricks …

Software

A Working OLED Watch Built from Scratch

What do you do when you have a small spare organic LED display? If you’re computer engineering student Jared Sanson, you make a watch out of it, designing nearly every aspect of it from scratch.<p>This design was started at the circuit level, and after that, a PCB was laid out in Altium, which Jared …

Maker Hangar 2: 04 – Flight Controller Boards

In this episode of Maker Hangar, I teach you about flight controller boards. You learn what they are and what they do in a multicopter. I also show you how to set up your tricopter with the Flip 1.5 Multi Wii Controller board. In the next episode, I will show you how to fly your tricopter, so stay …

3D-printed body parts designed for teaching anatomy

While we might not hear much about a "worldwide shortage of cadavers," the fact is that in developing nations and other places, they <i>are</i> in short …

3D Printing

How to Remove Set In Oil or Grease Stains from Clothes

Shares 1.0M<p>Have you ever sat down to fold laundry fresh out of the dryer only to find set in oil stains or grease stains? I have solved the mystery …

Elbit extends Skylens HUD system to helicopter pilots

Helicopters are so commonplace, it's easy to forget that an aircraft that can take off and land vertically as well as hover is a tricky thing to fly …

Aviation

FCC proposal would fund WiFi networks in schools

The FCC's E-rate program has been funding classroom internet access for a while, but it's focused on wired connections; that's a bit short-sighted in an era where many laptops and tablets are WiFi-only. Agency officials are keenly aware of this need to catch up, as they've proposed a plan that uses …

Apple Reportedly Hiring Athletes To Test Apple iWatch Fitness Capabilities

According to a new report from 9to5Mac, citing sources familiar with the matter, Apple has teamed up with some professional athletes from MLB, NHL, …

Magnetic, 3D Relief Lake Map

Cartographer Caroline Rose cut this map of Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, out of wood and added Chemetal magnetic laminate to make it magnetic. Using a CNC router at the Sector67 hackerspace, she cut out the pieces in scale 10-foot intervals, screwed them together, and laminated it with the …

AirDog, A Personal Quadcopter That Automatically Follows and Films Users With a GoPro Camera

AirDog is a personal quadcopter designed to automatically follow and film users with a GoPro camera. Each AirDog kit includes the quadcopter, an …

Drones

HOME DZINE Home DIY | Restore wood finish the proper way

Restore wood finish the proper way<p>Browse the Internet and you will find plenty of hints and tips for bloggers who have transformed wood furniture …

Woodworking

Maker Hangar 2 Hovers Into Our Lives On June 24th.

Lucas Weakley is back! Last year he took us step by step through the process of completely building our own radio controlled airplane in a series we call Maker Hangar. Each step along the way, Lucas took the time not only to show what parts work, but to educate us on how they work and why he chose …

NASA's 3D Printer Launched Into Space by August

Shares 29<p>NASA plans to send a 3D printer into space by this year’s August. The U.S. space agency announced this fact last Thursday, but what does it …

3D Printing

First Look at the New Arduino Zero

Top view of the new Arduino Zero<p>Rear view of the new Arduino Zero<p>Hinted at yesterday by Massimo Banzi during his keynote speech at MakerCon, Arduino has just officially announced their latest board—the Arduino Zero.<p>On the surface the board may look very similar to the Arduino Leonardo, but there …

Motorcycle resto: the engine install

If you like to tinker with your bike at the weekend, check out this week’s YouTube Saturday Sessions clip. The Honda CB550 owned by New York agency Woods Witt Dealy & Sons is starting to come together as we install the engine into the frame, and hook up the intake and exhaust components.<p>“A bit of …

Motorcycles

My journey With Maker Faire -Does the maker movement matter?

I’ve been a “maker” my whole life. I was introduced to making by my parents through construction toys like LEGOs, Duplos, Construx, Tinker Toys, Cardboard Red Bricks, and just about every other construction toy on the market. My grandfather got me my first soldering iron and my first remote control …

Indiegogo Issues a “Maker Challenge” with Autodesk and Amazon

As mentioned in the White House Maker Faire Fact Sheet this morning, Indiegogo is celebrating the White House Maker Faire by launching a competition. The Maker Challenge gives people who have campaigns on Indiegogo a chance to win prizes from Amazon and Autodesk. Several participants from Indiegogo …

Want to Kickstart Your Makerspace?

Amongst the announcements made today by President Obama at the White House Maker Faire is the creation of a new funding category for Makerspaces by the crowdfunding site Kickstarter.<p>As part of the Maker initiative, President Obama challenged us to come up with new ways to support makers. We …

R/C Plane Flies with a Cockpit View

That’s not a jet jockey making a low altitude turn up there. In fact, the pilot has his feet planted firmly on the ground. [Reliku] has built a radio …

Intel Adopts Maker Cities to Foster Education and Manufacturing

To coincide with the White House Maker Faire, Intel has announced an initiative to adopt six “Maker Cities” across the United States to encourage education, small-scale product design, development, and manufacturing efforts in those cities. The pilot program includes Santa Clara, CA and the …

5 Basil Smoothies That Will Totally Blow Your Mind

Strawberries and dried apricots sweeten @iwokeupfat101's green smoothie, made with kale, chia seeds, almond milk, and basil.<p>Can you believe @healthylifelounge's gorgeous concoction is also good for you? It's made from watermelon, basil, frozen cherries, dates, pink salt, and coconut oil. #Delish<p>An …

(Practical) Mason Jar Gifts (and Solutions) - CITY GIRL FARMING

I love canning jars. They are my drink glasses, my craft organizers, my food storage containers and an excuse to collect way more of them then I’ll …

Seeing Spaces: Observational Tools for Makerspaces

A typical makerspace is outfitted with many of the tools needed to fabricate an object: laser cutters, 3D printers, drills, mills, welders, soldering irons, and sewing machines. Tools like these are great for putting materials together, but creators also need tools to observe how these objects …

“Raspberry Eye” Remote Servo Camera

Build a DIY pan/tilt webcam sentry, and watch it from anywhere online.<p>Webcams are a fun and useful tool. Being able to control where they’re looking remotely, though, takes their usefulness to a whole new level. Whether you’re watching your pets while you’re away or allowing friends to participate …