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Clarks 65th Anniversary Maple Suede Desert Boot

It was 65 years ago that Nathan Clark created the iconic desert boot for family label Clarks, after seeing off-duty Army officers sport a similar …

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Home Tours

$30 Gets You the Sensor-Packed, Curie-Powered Arduino 101

ROME — Today at the Rome Maker Faire, Intel and Arduino are announcing a new board, the Arduino 101, powered by the Intel Curie module. It is scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2016, at about $30.<p>(Outside of the U.S., Arduino is known as Genuino.)<p>Thanks to technology in the Curie, …

Build a Compact 4 Node Raspberry Pi Cluster

<i>Updated: This project was originally published on 26th Aug 2015 and was then updated on the 5th Sept 2015 with additional instructions on how to add a second Ethernet adaptor to the head node, and have it serve as a DHCP server for the other nodes in the cluster.</i><p>Over the weekend I sat down and …

8 Easy Bike Hacks to Build Right Now

Personalize your ride with these clever pedal projects!<p><b>1. Pedal Power Phone Charger</b><p>Give your USB gadgets some extra juice while you break a sweat.<p><b>2. Spoke Amplifier Tailpipe</b><p>Ever stick a baseball card in your spokes? Now they’ll really hear you coming with this stylish bike spoke resonator pipe.<p><b>3.</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Estimote Fixes Security Problems with Beacon Firmware

At the tail end of last week, a couple of weeks after our post outlining the security vulnerabilities of the latest Estimote beacon firmware, the company contacted us to point towards the news of their latest firmware update.<p>As we’d summarised, Estimote uses a completely different beacon …

Information Security

Make a Simple Wall-mounted Battery Organizer

When learning a new skill, like woodworking, it’s always nice if those first few projects produce practical, everyday things that become part of your daily life. Seeing them, using them, taking pride in them, inspires you to delve deeper into the skill and its greater rewards.<p>Here’s a basic …

Homemade Motion Simulator Is Like a Spaceship in Your Living Room

DIY flight simulators have been around since the desktop PC became affordable. Some hobbyists go all out and build a recreated cockpit using large displays as windows to simulate flying, which is incredible in itself but doesn’t really give the pilot that feeling of flight.<p>To get that feeling you …

Create an Enclosure for a 6-Node Raspberry Pi Cluster

The Raspberry Pi is a great education platform for learning data science. The fact that the Raspberry Pi is relatively slow and low-powered works to your advantage, allowing you to see data manipulation methods unfold at a human time scale. Even for experts, one of the best way to write quality …

Open Your Garage Door with a Smart Phone and Particle Core

Old garage doors often have large, clunky remote control clickers. While purchasing additional remotes for old systems is possible, it’s a bit of an affront to my Maker spirit.<p>Rather than buy, I decided to brainstorm a DIY solution. I have a few basic system requirements.<p>Use in multiple …

You Didn’t Know it, but Max Is the Software Behind a Ton of Great Maker Projects

Today, Cycling ‘74 celebrates their thousandth user-created Max software project with a cool microsite (available here) that serves as an archive for all 1,000 projects.<p>For those of you not familiar with Cycling ‘74, the company is best known for producing Max (formerly Max/MSP), a Mac and PC …

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Ferrofluid Clock Moves Like Elegant Little Caterpillars

It squiggles, collects, and disperses. Amalgamous fluid blobs zip along what appears to be a predetermined path. This substance is magical and uncanny, behaving almost like a living creature. In short, this clock is mesmerizing. So how does it work?<p>Created by designer Zelf Koelman, Ferrolic is a …

Learn About Hand-Lashed Kayaks at the Shreveport Mini Maker Faire

I visited the Tyler Mini Maker Faire in April, 2015, in preparation for our first Shreveport Mini Maker Faire in September. I saw many exhibits and programs that I’ve grown to expect from a Maker Faire, such as 3D printing, robotics, and a Rube Goldberg device. But when I stumbled upon Don Fraser’s …

Now on Sale: The Official Raspberry Pi 7″ Touchscreen

The Raspberry Pi Foundation announced today the launch of the official Raspberry Pi 7″ Touchscreen Display. It is the first, and only, display to use the DSI (Display Serial Interface) port on the Raspberry Pi.<p>The display is <b>on sale right now</b> at a very attractive price: It’s only ​$60, or roughly …

Design and Print a Passive Speaker for Your Phone

We all like to enjoy music in our house or at a show with our friends. Still, unless you have an expensive Bluetooth speaker or you are driving in your car, it’s hard to enjoy music while you are out in the world. What if you want to go out to the park and have a picnic with your date and listen to …

Android Phones

Man Builds Crazed 54-rotor Flying Vehicle

A British man, YouTuber “gasturbine101,” has posted a video of the first test flight for his “Swarm Manned Aerial Vehicle Multirotor Super Drone,” a “pentacontakaitetracopter” (aka a multirotor with 54 blades). The flight for this over-the-top flying vehicle lasted for about ten minutes and it …

Modular LED Lamp Makes Your Whole Living Room a Lightshow

Ever wanted make your own LED light show? Thanks to the ingenuity and generosity of Maker Andreas Hölldorfer, you can! Using a 3D printer and some RGB LED modules, Hölldorfer built a modular light he calls the “StarLight.” In his video below, Hölldorfer gives a detailed description of all the …

Living Rooms

Coin Cell Sized MetaWearC Packs Power to Target Wearables Market

Despite being talked about heavily for the last few years, wearables haven’t yet taken off. However it’s possible that the appearance of the Pebble Smartstrap, and Seeed Studio’s new RePhone, might change that. It’s possible that this year, or next, we’ll finally see a breakthrough year for …

Microsoft Partners with Adafruit for IoT Starter Kits

Windows 10 IoT Core is a stripped down version of Microsoft’s flagship Windows operating system aimed at simple, Internet of Things-oriented devices. Today, the software giant announced that it will be teaming up with Adafruit to produce a kit to highlight the new operating system’s …

I Left My Heart in… Lisbon!

A San Franciscan can feel pretty at home in Lisbon. Bright yellow trolley cars are a Lisbon icon — a near twin of SF’s red ones. Hills and buildings drop to a twinkling bay. The science museum filled with exhibits from The Exploratorium. A doppleganger of the Golden Gate Bridge spans the mouth of …

Maker Faire

The $9 Computer Is Shipping Today

The $9 CHIP computer is shipping. According to Dave Rauchwerk, CEO of Next Thing Co., single units will go out to early backers in 5 to 9 days; additional orders will arrive in December. But if you backed the project at the Kernel Hacker Backer level on Kickstarter, you will receive two CHIP …

Build Your Own Satellite Ground Station

The quickly dropping cost of access means that the number of small amateur satellites in Low Earth Orbit is increasing rapidly. However access to the data they’re transmitting isn’t necessarily getting easier. The Deep Space Network that NASA uses to talk to its spacecraft and probes isn’t …

Prop Up Your Dev Board with These Cute Rubber Feet

When working with Arduino and other boards, most people just set the bare PCB down on the bench, hook up cables and components, and go. As long as your benchtop isn’t made of metal, and as long as you’re careful, this can work fine. But it’s not ideal.<p>Clipped leads and other random metal bits tend …

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Amazon Just Made it Easier to Use AWS for Your Next IoT Project

Today Amazon announced Amazon Web Services (AWS) Internet of Things (IoT), a system designed to simplify connecting embedded development boards to Amazon’s cloud computing system.<p>Getting starting with AWS IoT is fairly straightforward. Simply head on over to Amazon and create an account. Once …

11 Ways to Build Your Own Space Program

The promise of space exploration has always been a promise, not from a nation to its citizens, but from the people of this planet to our fellow inhabitants. And even as government-funded space programs move in and out of political favor, the dream stays alive. Here are a few impressive ways that …