Blog Profile / Make: Yarncraft

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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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Northern Virginia Celebrates Making at the NoVa Mini Maker Faire

The NoVa Mini Maker Faire is just around the corner. The day brings more than 100 makers and demonstrations, ten speakers, six family-friendly activities, and food trucks to a fun-filled day celebrating the diversity of makers across the Northern Virginia area. Show More Summary

How to Make an Anvil from Old Railroad Track

With many railroad tracks now in disuse, some being converted into bike and pedestrian paths, you might be able to get your hands on a section of used railroad track. If you’re wondering what to do with a (legally sourced) piece of track, one option would be to build an […] Read more on MAKE The post How to Make an Anvil from Old Railroad Track appeared first on Make:.

Creative Ceramics Turn Guitar Amps into Art

In 2008 I relocated to North Carolina. I was jobless and living with my parents. My parents are pretty creative people, so after they retired, instead of golfing or extensively traveling, they decided that they where going to invest in a ceramic studio located in their residence. Show More Summary

Inside Look at Creating Custom Sake Holders

If you go to a nice restaurant, there’s a good chance that they have some sort of unique serving dishes or other decorations in use. Some of these have certainly been sourced as off-the-shelf items but sometimes, like in the case of Frank Howarth’s custom sake trays, they are made-to-order. Show More Summary

New Project: FPV Star Wars Speeder Bike Quadcopter Puts You in the Driver’s Seat

I got into FPV (First Person Video) multi-rotor racing a few months ago. The fast, low level flying instantly reminded me of the Endor chase scene from Return of the Jedi. This project was an obvious choice to combine my interest and...Show More Summary

Get Lucky Making These Cinnamon Fortune Cookies

St. Patrick’s Day may be coming up, but you won’t need shamrocks for good luck this year when you can simply write your own fortune with these homemade cinnamon sugar fortune cookies from A Cozy Kitchen. The real trick to this recipe...Show More Summary

Open-Source Chemistry: Autodesk Shares Formula for 3DP Resin

Last year when Autodesk announced their new Spark platform, they promised to make it open and accessible to users. This week, they made a huge step forward with that promise by releasing the formula for the resin that they use in their Ember SLA printer. Show More Summary

Boston Dynamics’ BigDog line of robots is nearly impossible to knock over, even when kicked

  While we don’t yet have the technology to build androids or other robots such as the Terminator, we do have the technology to build extremely agile all-terrain pack mules of sorts. At least that’s what Massachusetts-based Boston Dynamics calls their BigDog quadrupedal robot designed for use in rough terrain. Show More Summary

Futuristic Hands-Free Game Control with the DodecaLEDron

This unique controller was created by Indie developer Alan Zucconi. It allows players to control a virtual spaceship by only hovering their hands over a series of sensors. It was discovered on the floor in the “Alternative Input” exhibit at the annual Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015 in San Francisco. Show More Summary

Weed-Pulling Robot is Like a Roomba for Your Yard

Amaranthus palmeri, commonly known as pigweed, has long threatened cotton and soybean crops in the southern United States. More recently, it’s begun to develop a resistance to glyphosate, a common agricultural herbicide—posing a problem...Show More Summary

DiResta: Push Sticks

Many people ask me about the branded push stick I use in my videos. Read more on MAKE The post DiResta: Push Sticks appeared first on Make:.

Adorable Felt Apple Watch Runs Forever, Doesn’t Cost $10,000

New technology is certainly fashionable, so if you’re more interested in form than function when it comes to wearable tech, then why not take a page out of Hiné Mizushima’s book and make yourself a super low-tech Apple Watch? Using just...Show More Summary

Join The Maker Faire Street Team, Earn 2 Tickets to MFBA!

This year marks 10 years of the Bay Area Maker Faire. It wouldn’t have been possible without the help of our community spreading the excitement. For our 10th year anniversary, we’re hoping to be bigger than ever before and again, weShow More Summary

Glitch Art: These Rugs Fool Your Eye with Optical Illusions

A glitch, as Wikipedia currently defines it, is “a short-lived fault in a system.” In electronics, this can cause interesting patterns. It can also cause extreme frustration if your livelihood (or high score) depends on the computerShow More Summary

The Surprising Maker Backstory of Intel’s Tiny New Computer

Brian Krzanich stood in front of a packed audience at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas, backed by a sea of oversized blue display screens. The Intel CEO had just finished presenting a smartwatch and headset — new wearable...Show More Summary

3D-Print This Kickass, Snap-Together R/C Race Car

As 3D printers get better, and users get more experience designing with 3D printing in mind, we are seeing more models released that use fewer non-printed parts to accomplish the end goal. Taylor Alexander wanted a demo platform for his new Arduino compatible wireless system, Flutter. Show More Summary

New Project: Build a Sexy, Modern Leg Lamp

As vendor of new and used mannequins, I have a ringside seat for all the non-traditional ways people use mannequins. And the maker community is repurposing them to create lamps and furniture. Most people associate leg lamps with the one seen in the movie A Christmas Story. But they are […] Read more on MAKE The post Build a Sexy, Modern Leg Lamp appeared first on Make:.

Maker Pro Challenge Accepted: Use PSoC 4 BLE for Your Next IoT Project

You probably won't immediately recognise the name Cypress, but with the release of their PSoC 4 BLE kit they're doing something intriguing. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Pro Challenge Accepted: Use PSoC 4 BLE for Your Next IoT Project appeared first on Make:.

Paint the Town with Homemade Sidewalk Paints

With hints of spring in the air in so many places across the country this week, it’s definitely a good time to start planning for those warm weather activities. The next time the sun shines, make a craft date with your creative kids and spend the afternoon whipping up a […] Read more on MAKE The post Paint the Town with Homemade Sidewalk Paints appeared first on Make:.

New Project: Custom Project Enclosure

You have just finished building an awesome electronics project. Now you need to find a housing for it. You could just stick it in a plain plastic box. But project enclosures that you buy from a store are expensive and are rarely the right size. So why not build your […] Read more on MAKE The post Custom Project Enclosure appeared first on Make:.

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