Build an Electronic Audio Game with a Pencil, Paper, and Conductive Ink


Figure A Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. Over the years there have been many electronic toys that let you play with and learn about electricity. Jay Silver’s Drawdio (Figure A) from 2008 combines a simple 555 timer circuit with a pencil to make squeals, beeps, and musical tones. ...

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Sewing a Personalized Leather Tool Roll


One of the great things about the maker movement is how it attracts people from different walks of life, different skill sets, a range of ages, and people from all over the world. Each person brings their own personality, interests, and style to their making activities. A great case in point is Minni, a maker from Finland. She calls her ...

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La Machine Preps Their Giant, Fantastical Creatures for Ottawa’s Birthday Celebration


La Machine, the world-renowned French street theater and machine art company, is in Ottawa, Canada to prepare for a weekend performance all across the streets of downtown. The spectacle is a highlight of Ottawa’s year-long celebration of 150 years of the Canadian confederation (#Ottawa150). It’s the group’s first full-scale performance in North America. Four days of drama are about to unfold. It starts ...

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Maker Spotlight: Lit Lao


Name: Lit LiaoLocation: ShenzhenHackerspace/Makerspace: Litchee Lab.Day job: I run Litchee Lab as an makerEd education team and also as makerspace. Lit, (far left) is the founder of Litchee Lab Litchee Lab How did you get started making? Six years ago, I joined Seeed Studio, an open source hardware company in Shenzhen, which brought Maker Faire into China. I was a product manager ...

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6 Ways You Can Spruce Up Your Kitchen on a Budget


An attractive and healthy-looking kitchen is one of the most striking spaces in the home. The condition of your kitchen can add to or subtract from the overall beauty and warmth of the apartment.  That is why for many homeowners, the kitchen is the heart of the home. But if your kitchen is looking worn and outmoded, there are several ...

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8 Projects to Do with Your Family This Summer


Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. When it comes to group projects, there is one group that is more fun to make things with than any other — your family! I grew up remodeling our house with my mother and waxing skis with my father, activities that instilled my ...

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Explore the Multifaceted, Century-Old World of Model Railroads


Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. Model railroading dates to the early years of the 20th century; artisans in Europe were building handcrafted metal toy trains even earlier. Today, more than 250,000 people in North America declare themselves model railroaders, and more can be found in Europe, Australia, and ...

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Check Out What the Maker Camp Community Is Building


click the image to find a makercamp near you! Maker Camp has been really rocking this summer! We worked hard on creating fun activities that are educational as well as amusing and it makes us so happy to see people out there building things. What better way to show our appreciation than to do a showcase of fantastic images from ...

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Junkyard Knapping: Making Arrowheads from a “Forbidden” Bottle


Knapping is a fascinating skill and hobby. In case you are unaware of what it is, “knapping” is the act of chipping away at a piece of material (often flint–hence the common “flintknapping,” chert, or obsidian) through a process known as lithic reduction. What on earth is that, you ask? Wikipedia describes it as: Lithic reduction involves the use of ...

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Your Pioneering Project Could Earn a Rolex Award for Making a Significant Impact


Featured Image: Andrew Bastawrous’ Portable Eye Examination Kit (Peek). Photo courtesy of Rolex The pages of Make: are consistently filled with creative projects provided by the magazine’s contributors. Many have practical applications, and some might lead directly, or even indirectly, to a project that could earn a prestigious Rolex Award for Enterprise (Figure A). Figure A. The famous Rolex logo. Photo ...

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