This 3D Printed Mass Effect Prop Folds Up Just Like in the Game


We got an interesting tip from one of our readers this week that showcased a very impressive 3D printed video game prop build. This replica of the M3 Pistol from the Mass Effect franchise is stunning, mainly due to the mechanical action that is built into it. Pick it up, hit the button, and it unfolds. Another click of the ...

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Celebrating Maker Faire Bay Area with Humble Bundle and Make: books


Even if you will not be attending Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend (May 19-21 at the San Mateo Event Center), you can still enjoy a bit of the fun and learning from afar! Whether your interests lie with drones, digital fabrication, the Internet of Things, music, history, toy-making, open source computing, or even cooking — the new Humble Bundle of ...

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The YouTuber’s Guide to Filming at Maker Faire


Maker Faire Bay Area is coming up quick, and we’re sure that there are a few YouTubers who are planning to attend and film. We’ve seen you! We actually gather around the office and share the videos you make. There’s no need to glance over your shoulder to make sure you’re being sneaky enough when you begin filming, we’re totally cool with ...

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Maker Spotlight: Michiella Padua


Name: Michiella PaduaHome: San Francisco, CaliforniaDay Job:  I am a Global Account Manager at a company called Iron Mountain. I have worked there for twenty years. Website  How did you get started making? I started sewing when I was ten and given an old metal Singer from my grandmother. What type of maker would you classify yourself as? A designer and fabricator ...

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This Week in Making: Putting Your Face in a Video Game, Being a Cosplayer, and More


This past Wednesday, I was able to attend Nvidia’s 2017 GPU Technology Conference (GTC). I expected to leave with a new wealth of technical know-how, but I had no idea I would also have such a good time. Jensen Huang’s keynote presentation left me in a whirlwind of emotions. I was stunned with how impressive Nvidia’s holodeck and new smart ...

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Make a Simple LED Flower for Mother’s Day


Looking for a quick and easy last minute Mother’s Day gift for mom? Make her special day bright with this simple but beautiful glowing flower! 1. Make the Petals To get started, cut out various-sized petals from the felt. I cut one basic shape to start, but you could also alter them later if I wanted a more detailed petal. 2. Prepare the Stem and ...

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10 Makers You Don’t Want to Miss at North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire


We are always amazed at the new and inspiring makers we encounter in Arkansas. In 2015, around 70 makers attended the inaugural North Little Rock Mini Maker Faire. That number grew to over 85 last year, and we are excited to meet the new makers attending this year that we have not seen yet. Here is our list of the ten new makers to seek ...

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Craft a Flowery Teacup Decoration for Mother’s Day


Does your mom watch The Crown? Did she see every episode of Downton Abbey? Does she like Great British Bake Off? Well then, I am sure that she would love a homemade gift that embodies all the loveliness of an English tea in a garden setting. Give her something magical or, even better, work together with your mom to make this ...

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Maker Spotlight: Yuri Kim


Name: Yuri KimCity: San Jose, CAMakerspace: DIY Terrarium StationDay Job: Co-founder of Fractal Flora, along with Sarah Lim. We’re plant moms to many Yuri (right) with her co-founder Sarah Lim How’d you get started making? I’ve always been passionate about the arts and making. I was a dancer growing up and I loved to draw and paint in my free time. ...

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This Week in Making: A Robotic Painter, Unboxing Our Latest Issue, and More


This past Thursday, we here at Make: Facebook livestreamed an unboxing video of advance copies of the newest volume of our magazine. The stream featured Executive Editor Mike Senese (@msenese), Senior Editor Caleb Kraft (@calebkraft), Art Director Juliann Brown (@Jbear), and Digital Fabrication Editor Matt Stultz (@MatStultz). The four shared stories about how the magazine’s universally loved cover came to be, and ...

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