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Aquarium Garden - Self Cleaning Fish Tank Grows Food with Aqua Biofilter™

The Aquarium Garden kit is our new product that has been developed after getting feedback from aquarium and aquaponics fans about our previous …

How to Make Rainbow Crayons

How to make recycled rainbow crayons in the microwave. A great art and science project for preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten kids!The post How to …

14 Foods you shouldn't buy - make your own!

Want to cut your weekly shopping bill in half and eat healthier too? There are some foods you just shouldn't bother buying at the supermarket. You …

This Glass Art Isn’t Blown or Molded — It’s Turned on a Lathe

Unlike many glass artists, Jack Storms likes his glass cool. Compared to more common melted glass blowing or molding, he turns his material cold, on a lathe. Besides needing additional time and expertise, this also required the artist to invent a cold-working lathe to begin with. The device was …

Watch This Imperial Shuttle Drone Hover Ominously Through the Night

Over the past decade or so, I’ve been building a new RC airplane every month or so. Some are big, some are small, but all of them are unique. Building is my favorite part of the hobby. We live at a time where the electronics and components that go into these builds are small, cheap, and capable …

Variations on the DiResta Star Key

One of the coolest aspects of makers sharing their projects here on <i>Make:</i>, on <i>YouTube</i>, and on sites like <i>Instructables</i> is how they inspire others to not only try the project, but to put their own unique spin on it. In 2013, Jimmy DiResta posted a video of him making what he called a “star key,” a …

DIY

Watch His Rocket Project for Kids, with Help from Sprout by HP

You’ve heard it said, “Hey, it’s not rocket science.” Well, rocket science doesn’t have to be rocket science either. Just watch middle-school teacher Rick Schertle take a group of youngsters through the steps of building and launching their own paper rockets.<p>In the video, Schertle shows how he used …

8 Cool Clocks Upcycled from Computer Parts

There might be a virtual clock on your computer, but who really wants to be bothered to mouse down to the lower-right hand corner to look at it? For computer enthusiasts who need to know the time as fast as one can glance up, these clocks made out of computer parts are a great addition to any …

Take a Video Crash Course in Beginner Electronics

In 2008 and 2009, <i>Make:</i> produced a wonderful series of videos, called <i>MAKE Presents</i>, done by the inimitable Collin Cunningham. The idea was to create a series of highly entertaining, user-friendly, and informative videos that would explain the rudiments of electronics — the basic components, tools, …

Arduino

Build Your Own Mouse Army: A Mouse Guard Paper Craft For Fans

It’s not hard to fall in love with David Petersen’s epic <i>Mouse Guard</i> tales. They’re so much to love about the stories, but the character designs are …

22 Raspberry Pi Media Servers from Vintage to Modern

Raspberry Pi computers have been used for many things, but one of the most common “everyday” uses is as a media server. If you’ve been on the fence about making one yourself, here’s a giant list of ways to accomplish this, including software tutorials, and lots of vintage and modern enclosures to …

Free Illustrated Arduino Newbie Guide – The Illustrated Arduino

If you know someone who is interested in trying Arduino for the first time this is a great looking friendly guide by 16Hz that will walk them through …

Smartphone Projector: DIY Cinema in a Box

Your smartphone is an extension of yourself, but it’s not very social. You can change that with the Smartphone Projector. This little, lo-fi portable …

Here's how to get unlimited adhesive in Fallout 4

You don't have to dwell in <i>Fallout 4</i>'s wasteland for long to realize that the most valuable commodity isn't caps ... it's glue. More specifically, it's adhesive, and you need it for almost every modification you'll create — and there ain't a whole heck of a lot of it scattered throughout irradiated …

Commodities

Five Excellent Jimmy DiResta Shop Tips (and Nine Nifty Tips Videos)

Have you seen Jimmy DiResta’s <i>Jimmy Tips</i> videos? I’m a DiResta fanboy, so I watch every video and show that he does, but also being something of a tips collector, I particularly love this series, which is now nine episodes long.<p>You probably already know DiResta from his popular and highly-regarded</i> …

How to turn your smartphone into a hologram projector

No longer do you need ridiculously expensive equipment to make a hologram projector.<p>Someone’s worked out how to create them with just your iPhone, …

Tupac Shakur

Make your own Febreze, no benzisothiazolinone required

<i>Instead of buying cheap, mass-produced gewgaws to give out this season, show your loved ones you care with a little DIY. During Grist’s 12 days of</i> …

Mini Spin Art Machine

This project came from my love of taking apart broken electronics and experimenting with the components. I had an old computer fan, a 9-volt battery, pens, and the gift of boredom. Next thing I knew, I was creating interesting art! Turning electronic “junk” into unexpected fun is really …

How To Make A Dancing Baby Groot

If you are one of the people who helped <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> reach its current box office total of $188.4M, then you know exactly why this project is bound to be everyone’s favorite thing right now. Baby Groot stole our collective hearts.<p>Patrick Delahanty of Durandal Cosplay decided that instead …