Interactive Tech Art at This Year’s SIGGRAPH Conference

Take a look at this year’s SIGGRAPH art exhibit. Read more on MAKE The post Interactive Tech Art at This Year’s SIGGRAPH Conference appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas … Continue Reading →


Building a Sturdy, Steel Sliding Mount for 3 Computer Monitors

Faced with the prospect of moving three times in one year, Mitch Willing built a sliding steel mount for his 3 monitors and computer. Read more on MAKE The post … Continue Reading →


Dirk, a Life-Like Homeless Robot, Is an Interesting Social Experiment

Wandering through Maker Faire Nantes, Dirk begs for change and plays a tune for the onlookers. At a glance, people think he’s a real person. Read more on MAKE The … Continue Reading →


Charge One Phone from Another with a Custom USB On-The-Go Keychain

This custom USB On-The-Go key chain let’s you use one device to charge another. Perfect for battery related emergencies. Read more on MAKE The post Charge One Phone from Another … Continue Reading →


Artist Spends a Decade Tweaking Robot That Draws Beautifully Organic Portraits

With years of experience painting and tinkering, artist Patrick Tresset created this drawbot that produces amazing, organic portraits. Read more on MAKE The post Artist Spends a Decade Tweaking Robot … Continue Reading →


Building a Robotic Video Camera Rig Fit for a Studio

This robotic camera rig is a small-scale Milo rig with 6 degrees of control (including focus!). Perfect for creating professional videos. Read more on MAKE The post Building a Robotic … Continue Reading →


This 11-Year-Old Fit a Gaming System into an Altoids Tin

Elijah wanted a retro-game console that could be playable both on the road in hotels, guest houses, and summer venues… Read more on MAKE The post This 11-Year-Old Fit a … Continue Reading →


NASA Shapes the Future of Space Design and Exploration with its Mixed Reality Program

Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Lab gives us a peek into the future of space exploration with their mixed reality tools. Read more on MAKE The post NASA Shapes the Future of … Continue Reading →


Check Out This Amazing Ghostbusters Proton Pack

“Why worry? Each of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back.” That could be you with this DIY Ghostbusters Proton Pack! Read more on MAKE The post … Continue Reading →


What it Took to Win “America’s Greatest Makers”

Anubha Sacheti talks to us about her experiences on America’s Greatest Makers, working in a makerspace, and creating Grush. Read more on MAKE The post What it Took to Win … Continue Reading →


An Open Valve: How a Modding Community Shaped the Future of Virtual Reality

How did a traditional gaming software company end up creating arguably the most cutting-edge VR hardware on the market, the HTC Vive? Read more on MAKE The post An Open … Continue Reading →


Volt: A Traveling Companion Robot I Built with my Dad

Volt is a companion robot created by Ray Rumore (with some help from dad). He was inspired by science fiction robots. Read more on MAKE The post Volt: A Traveling … Continue Reading →


Gaze Across the Solar System with a 3D-Printed, Raspberry Pi Telescope

The PiKon telescope is an open source, 3D printed, raspberry pi telescope suppoted by a growing community of amateur scientists. Read more on MAKE The post Gaze Across the Solar … Continue Reading →


Hacking a Star Wars AT-AT to Actually Walk

This is my remote controlled Vintage AT-AT Walker toy with an Arduino Uno, Adafruit servo shield, and Xbox 360 controller. Read more on MAKE The post Hacking a Star Wars … Continue Reading →


Particle CEO Zach Supalla’s Road Map for Navigating the IoT Frontier

Particle CEO Zach Supalla’s road map for navigating the IoT frontier. Read more on MAKE The post Particle CEO Zach Supalla’s Road Map for Navigating the IoT Frontier appeared first on … Continue Reading →


Adding GPS to Your Electronic Product (and How to Scale Up)

If you’re planning on making a product with GPS capabilities here’s what you’ll need to know about available GPS modules and their relative cost. Read more on MAKE The post … Continue Reading →


Autonomous Robots, Cars, and Drones… What Will You Do with Lidar?

As prices tumble, lidar is becoming the go-to tool for autonomous robotic vision — and its applications go well beyond autonomous vehicles. Read more on MAKE The post Autonomous Robots, Cars, … Continue Reading →


Grow Crystals That Glow with Magnetic Induction

You can grow a crystal around an LED light that’s powered by magnetic induction. Read more on MAKE The post Grow Crystals That Glow with Magnetic Induction appeared first on Make: … Continue Reading →


This 4-Foot-Tall Robot Transforms into a Car in Seconds

Did you ever think you would live to see a real life transformer? This robot turns into a car, and its creators want to build one even bigger. Read more … Continue Reading →


These Custom Night Vision Goggles Don’t Even Look Homemade

We were super impressed with these custom raspberry pi powered night vision goggles. You won’t believe they’re DIY. Read more on MAKE The post These Custom Night Vision Goggles Don’t … Continue Reading →


Crush Cans Effortlessly with an Arduino-Powered Arm

Use an Arduino and an H-bridge motor circuit to build an automatic can crusher Read more on MAKE The post Crush Cans Effortlessly with an Arduino-Powered Arm appeared first on Make: … Continue Reading →


Deadpool’s Disembodied Head Shares a Catchphrase When It Holds Your Gear

Julia needed a place to rest her cool, new headphones when she wasn’t using them, so her dad made a quipping Deadpool head. Read more on MAKE The post Deadpool’s … Continue Reading →


3D Knit Your Own Clothes with Kniterate

You might say that the relationship between textile production and computing has always been a little close-knit. Read more on MAKE The post 3D Knit Your Own Clothes with Kniterate appeared … Continue Reading →


What Shape of LED Should I Use for My Project?

There’s a wide variety of LEDs on the market, in different shapes and sizes. Choose your LED with these things in mind. Read more on MAKE The post What Shape … Continue Reading →


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Rio Spends $600M to Make Its Airport More Bearable Before the Olympics

The airport gets a tech makeover, right in time for the Olympics, The post Rio Spends $600M to Make Its Airport More Bearable Before the Olympics appeared first on WIRED.


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 … Continue Reading →


Monster-B-Gone Keeps Kids Safe from Creepy Bedroom Critters

Build a (pretend) bedtime scanner to repel creepy critters — so easy a kid can operate it. Read more on MAKE The post Monster-B-Gone Keeps Kids Safe from Creepy Bedroom Critters … Continue Reading →


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 … Continue Reading →


This Week in Making: VR Prototypes, Spy Surveillance, and Leaked FAA Regulations

This past week we took a look at Valve’s VR prototypes, learned how to make a super small spy bug, and got word of possible drone regulations Read more on … Continue Reading →


Use Your Smartphone as Your Car Key with an NFC Lock

Adding an NFC unlocker to your car allows you to open your vehicle with your phone, or an NFC ring. Read more on MAKE The post Use Your Smartphone as … Continue Reading →


This Robot Monitors Avalanche Conditions So You Don’t Have To

Currently, the only way to assess avalanche danger is to hike up a snowy mountain and look at the conditions in person. Robots would be better. Read more on MAKE … Continue Reading →


Make a Teeny Tiny FM Spy Transmitter

Oh! I just realized something… they’re call spy “bugs” because they’re the size of bugs. This FM transmitter is the size of a lady bug, specifically. Read more on MAKE … Continue Reading →


Is Manufacturing in China Right for Your Product?

China may seem like the obvious answer to your mass production needs, but there’s some things you should consider before you commit. Read more on MAKE The post Is Manufacturing … Continue Reading →


The Affectionator Lets Your Dog Pet You

Sure, you enjoy petting your dog and giving Fido treats, but what if your dog wants to pet you and give you treats? Read more on MAKE The post The … Continue Reading →


Exclusive: See the Secret Prototypes We Found in Valve’s VR Lab

See Virtual Reality prototypes that Valve have never shown publicly before! Read more on MAKE The post Exclusive: See the Secret Prototypes We Found in Valve’s VR Lab appeared first on … Continue Reading →


MakerJam Energizes K-12 Education with Themed Hackathons

Amazing things happen with MakerJam, which gets kids involved in making with themed events that emphasize creativity and collaboration. Read more on MAKE The post MakerJam Energizes K-12 Education with … Continue Reading →


WOVNS Turns Digital Designs into Made-to-Order Textiles

We’ve seen print on demand knitted goods before, but WOVNS is jumping into the tech of textiles with jacquard. Read more on MAKE The post WOVNS Turns Digital Designs into … Continue Reading →


BuddyBot Is an Adorable Robot Programmed Entirely with Swift

“The biggest highlight for me is seeing how excited my daughters are getting about robotics.” Read more on MAKE The post BuddyBot Is an Adorable Robot Programmed Entirely with Swift appeared … Continue Reading →