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Learn tools as you put them to use in projects from Make's new tool book

One of the things I’ve always enjoyed about Charles Platt’s <i>Make: Electronics</i> series (which I instigated as an editor at Make: Books) is his “Learning …

Super light, cheap, lossless MP3 player that drives good headphones

An audiophile pal gifted me this $22 AGPTek A02 MP3 player. It reminds me of a shrunken down version of the early Click-wheel iPods, but with higher …

5 Ham Radio Projects with Diana Eng

From 2009-2010, <i>Make:</i> had the pleasure of hosting a series of ham radio articles by fashion designer, hardware hacker, and ham radio enthusiast, Diana Eng. You may also remember Diana from season 2 of <i>Project Runway</i>. Besides writing ham radio how-tos, she also wrote about the ham scene in general, …

Portable

Guy Receives "20 Personal Coupons" From His Girlfriend That Will Make You Extremely Jealous

Here's a novel idea to celebrate your next anniversary with your partner.<p>Rather than an expensive meal, which as good as it might be lasts only one …

Girlband ADAM Gets Orgasms While Singing - Girlband ADAM Komt Zingend Klaar

Email templates for 27 of your toughest work tasks

Communication is hard work. A 2012 survey by McKinsey found that highly skilled desk workers spent an average of 28% of their work weeks dealing with …

Mobile Sun Tracking Solar Power Plant

A recent storm with horrific winds took down our electrical power. The outage was widespread, straining the power company to get everyone back …

Mobile Solar Power Plant

Doomsday preppers, hoarders, take note…<p>Electrical power can go down at any time due to natural disasters, overwhelmed power stations and, of course, various apocalypses. Still, in those times, some of the more thrifty individuals turn to gas powered generators to keep their frozen burritos cool and …

Aircraft-Inspired Supermaterial Generates Electricity from Wind

While working on new ways to generate power for high-altitude aircraft, Lockheed Martin engineer Charles Chase stumbled upon an idea for a material that generates electricity when wind blows through it.<p><b>Charles Chase has one of the coolest titles in</b> the aviation industry: senior program manager of …

Renewable Energy

This Excel Trick Will Save You A Ton Of Time When Updating Charts

Here's a really easy setup for displaying data in Excel. The key is to create dynamic named ranges. Watch the video to see how to do it in a few easy steps.<p><i>Produced by Sara Silverstein.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video:</b>On Twitter

Spurious Correlations finds the hidden, totally pointless connections between everything

Spurious Correlations is the virtual embodiment of a useful rhetorical cudgel: correlation does not equal causation. Sift through its data sets, and you'll find all sorts of statistics that can be mapped onto each other — margarine consumption and the divorce rate, crude oil imports and number of …

After Technology Destroys Capitalism

In honor of May Day, let’s think big for a moment. No, no, no. Bigger than that.<p>Consider all the furious attention paid to economic inequality of late, courtesy of Thomas Piketty and <i>Capital in the 21st Century</i>. He argues that increasing inequality is an inevitable outcome of laissez-faire …

Cooking with Raspberry Pi: Solrmatic Programmable Solar Cooker

In a nutshell, the Solrmatic is a Raspberry Pi-powered rotation device for a solar cooker allowing the solar oven to get hotter or cooler based on the program you input. You can put an off-the-shelf solar cooker on top, or even build your own. We’re excited to show off Solrmatic at Maker Faire Bay …

Kids React To Walkmans

Unsurprisingly, these children have no idea what to do with a walkman.

The Dead-Simple Esquire Fitness Program

A simple, if intimidating, workout plan created by Mark Merchant, co-owner of As One Fitness. Implement immediately. The GIFs should help.<p><i>Published in the April 2014 issue</i><p><b>Six days a week</b> for six weeks, you'll alternate between two series of exercises, increasing the amount of work you do each week. …

Pedal Power! How to Build a Bike Generator

Hey, DIY Cyclists: Bring your bike indoors and generate electricity while you ride.<p><b>I'm a cycling enthusiast, and when the</b> weather is bad I use a bicycle trainer in my apartment. But riding to nowhere has always felt pointless. This got me thinking about how I could use my pedaling to produce …

Carbon Emissions

Motion Control for the Masses: The TinyG Story

What is TinyG?<p>TinyG is an open source hardware project that I co-created to make industrial-grade motion control affordable and accessible to casual users while still powerful enough for professionals. It’s a personal project that became a public labor of love. We formed Synthetos when members of …

CNC Routing Basics: Toolpaths and Feeds ‘n Speeds

What’s a Router?<p>Before discussing or using a CNC router it is helpful to know how to use a handheld router. Your typical router has a motor (possibly a variable speed motor), height adjustment (either fixed, or plunge), and a collet, which is a tapered spring that when compressed creates the …

Resin Casting: Going from CAD to Engineering-Grade Plastic Parts

Synthetic polymers play a role in almost every single commercially manufactured item on the planet. Plastics are not just ubiquitous, but extremely versatile: some of them are incredibly stretchy, while some are hard as nails; some are crystal clear, and others come in all colors of the rainbow; …

Government Encourages Clean Energy By Creating Wind Resource Centers Around the Country

With wind energy rising to the fifth-largest electricity source in the U.S., the desire for more information and help deploying it won't be dying …

20 alberghi in cui soggiornare prima di morire

Fare colazione in una grotta di fronte al mare oppure passare una notte in una camera sottomarina, troverete tutto quello avete sempre sognato per …

Hackett's Bike Generator

Madagascar

Come trovare lavoro in Svizzera: le occasioni e i siti

<b>Capitale:</b> <b>Berna</b> <b><br>Forma di governo:</b> <b>Repubblica federale direttoriale</b> <b><br>Presidente della confederazione</b>: <b>Ueli Maurer</b> <b><br>Area:</b> 41.285 km2<b><br>Popolazione:</b></b> …

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Stanford's B-School Sensation: Plot A Takeover In Two Weeks

Halfway through business school, Rob Cherun thought he was destined to work at McKinsey & Co. The elite consulting firm spent thousands to underwrite his tuition at Stanford a few years ago, certain that the wavy-haired Canadian would join right after graduation. But Cherun changed his mind. Even …

The Six Rules of Personal Success

Of all human abilities, one stands out, the ability to see the <i>Big Picture</i>, the things that are important in life, and not to be distracted by small, trivial, and irrelevant things; the intelligence to separate the message from the background noise.<p>‘The Big Picture’ is about the grand goals; the big …