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Build a Rechargeable Rocket Launcher That Shoots Over 300 Feet

This rocket launcher is portable, rechargeable, powerful, and awesome looking! Watch as it launches rockets 300 feet away. Read more on MAKE The post Build a Rechargeable Rocket Launcher That Shoots Over 300 Feet appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

To Absalom, and Beyond: Interviewing James L. Sutter about Starfinder

A few weeks ago, Paizo announced it was making a new game: STARFINDER. With an exciting science fantasy setting, an OGL license, crunch building on the Pathfinder system, and a great team spearheading the effort, Starfinder looks likely to please plenty of Pathfinder veterans and new converts alike. However, we won’t be able to get our grubby hands on […]

Long Way to Go

Alex Vratsanos spins a Tuesday puzzle for us.

Jordan Ellenberg: The Lottery Scheme

Ten years ago a group of M.I.T. students cracked the Massachusetts State Lottery. Can you figure out how they did it? A challenge from superstar mathematician Jordan Ellenberg.

Play Pinball in Virtual Reality with Real Haptic Feedback

Build the “PinSim” cabinet controller and play VR pinball with real flipper buttons and an accelerometer-based nudge system! Read more on MAKE The post Play Pinball in Virtual Reality with Real Haptic Feedback appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Test Your Grip Strength with a DIY Carnival Game

Build a carnival-midway strength tester game using strain gauges and a comparator chip Read more on MAKE The post Test Your Grip Strength with a DIY Carnival Game appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Race Tiny RumbleBots with a Hand-Cranked Raceway

Inspired by a Make: article, here’s a hand-cranked classroom science project that’s also a lot of fun. Read more on MAKE The post Race Tiny RumbleBots with a Hand-Cranked Raceway appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

How to Prank Your Friends with Moldable Plastic

Use moldable plastic to create great new practical jokes! Read more on MAKE The post How to Prank Your Friends with Moldable Plastic appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Create a Raspberry Pi Photo Booth for Your Next Party

Use the new Pi 3 to make a touchscreen photo booth that instantly uploads to Google Photos! Read more on MAKE The post Create a Raspberry Pi Photo Booth for Your Next Party appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

A Sampling of RPG Podcasts

Today’s guest article comes from Keith Garrett, an avid Gnome Stew reader, oft times guest article contributor, and he has now outed himself as a podcast listener. If you like podcasts, check out the Gnome Adjacent podcasts – Misdirected Mark (Chris, Phil, Bob), She’s a Super Geek (Senda), and Talking Games (Send and Phil). […]

I'm Stealthy, Like The Ninja

It's been a good week. Monday and Tuesday I had the house to myself in the evening while The Wife was in Germany, so I spent the time getting a decent chunk of functionality into German language phone app. Wednesday I managed another Games Night (work commitments are cancelling a disturbing proportion of them at the moment). Show More Summary

Sports Page Headlines

Priscilla Clark makes her New York Times Crossword debut, assisted by Jeff Chen.

Variety Puzzle: Acrostic

The acrostic puzzle by Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon.

Pandemic: Legacy

Plays: 4P x 17. I need to use a different format to write about Pandemic: Legacy, because there will be spoilers, and I don't want to spoil the game for those who have not yet played it, or have not yet completed it. I will split my post into two halves. Show More Summary

The GM’s Agenda and Principles

I’m in a position I’m sure anyone who has run a game has been in before: my group is probably going to move on from the Deadlands Fate game that I’ve been working on. And honestly? I’m fine with that. Since I started that Deadlands game, I’ve found that I have a strong preference for […]

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