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Archived Since:March 2, 2008

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Owl Be Back: Squirelinator 2000 Guards Your Garden

Squirrels may be interesting animals most of the time, but when they are digging up your garden, they need to be dealt with. Some might be tempted to use more lethal methods, but imgur user “metroSFVogange” decided to instead humiliate...Show More Summary

Make Magically Delicious St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispies Treats

When I was a kid, my mom used to give me breakfast cereal floating in green milk on St. Patrick’s Day, but the folks at Classy Clutter have taken their green cereal game to the next level with these disturbingly appropriate St. Patrick’s Day Rice Krispie Treats! My kiddos and […] Read more on MAKE The post Make Magically Delicious St. Show More Summary

New Project: Pool Noodle Lightsaber for Full-Contact Jedi Battles

I came up with this “boffer” style lightsaber for my kids shortly after they caught the Star Wars bug. It’s safe, fun, and easy to make out of a pool noodle and some duct tape. In my quest for the safest, cheapest DIY lightsaber, I found pool noodles to be […] Read more on MAKE The post Pool Noodle Lightsaber for Full-Contact Jedi Battles appeared first on Make:.

Beautiful Map of the World, Burned Into Scrap Wood

Pyrography, or wood burning, is an art form that has been around for nearly as long as mankind. This particular piece, a burned map of the world, however, would only have been available sometime after 1492, or perhaps earlier if you happened to live in a Nordic country. Show More Summary

7 Clever Reuses for Retro Video Game Consoles

Video game technology gets updated pretty often, but that doesn’t mean when you get sick of your old games and consoles and update to new ones that you have to get rid of them. Instead, here’s a few pretty awesome ways to repurpose video game equipment so that you can […] Read more on MAKE The post 7 Clever Reuses for Retro Video Game Consoles appeared first on Make:.

From Sweet to Savoury: 12 Pies That Will Satisfy Your Cravings and Creativity

Happy Pi Day to all. Enjoy this roundup of delicious pie recipes that will take your from breakfast, to lunch and dinner. And yes, there’s even pie for dessert. We know pies are all about the taste, but you can have a lot of fun with presentation too. Show More Summary

66 Raspberry Pi Boards Make the World’s Biggest Cluster

When you think about the Raspberry Pi board you probably don't think about GCHQ, but you might well think about computing clusters. In this instance, clusters of Pi. Read more on MAKE The post 66 Raspberry Pi Boards Make the World’s Biggest Cluster appeared first on Make:.

Have A Happy Pi Day with this Baker’s Dozen of Raspberry Pi Projects

This simple hack turns your Raspberry Pi into a powerful FM transmitter! It has enough range to cover your home, DIY drive-in movie, a high school ball game, or even a bike parade (depending on the stragglers)." style="float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;" />The Raspberry Pi is a great platform to rapidly build fun electronics projects. Show More Summary

Love Your Project Pad: Stitch a Custom Embroidered Notebook Cover

It’s a rule: the better my notebooks, planners, and project pads look, the more likely I am to use them. And, the more I use them, the less likely my project and work schedule is to crumble into a disorganized mess, so everybody wins! Is your project pad […] Read more on MAKE The post Love Your Project Pad: Stitch a Custom Embroidered Notebook Cover appeared first on Make:.

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:.

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