DIY

Fold Up a Jumping Origami Frog with LED Eyes

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Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. Light-up origami designs have been around for a while — but this adorable jumping frog takes it to new levels. Press the frog down, and the LED eyes start to glow. Release the frog, and it leaps across the table. If you’re lucky, ...

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Experimenting with Piping Cement to Make Decorative Objects

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I really love “permission to play” experiment videos like this one. Here, Peter Brown had the crazy idea to try making a bowl out of cement by piping the material from a plastic bag (like you would pipe frosting onto a cake). He tries out a number of experiments, all not that inspiring. Then he tries the piping technique on ...

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Sarah Duyer’s Creepy Pottery Looks Like it Will Crawl Away

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Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. Sarah Duyer’s series of teapots and cups seem as if they’ve stopped mid-crawl on their insectoid legs. This series is fittingly titled “Comfort/Discomfort.” By taking objects that are traditionally tied to feelings of warmth and comfort and adding legs, Duyer has not only ...

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Force Friday Fun: Build a 1:18 Scale Cardboard U-Wing from Rogue One

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Today is Force Friday, a global Star Wars fan celebration. The event, celebrating Star Wars: The Last Jedi and all things Star Wars, is basically an excuse to promote the film and sell Star Wars merch. But some fans are taking it upon themselves to celebrate with a little making instead of buying. When one maker started reading about fan-dissatisfaction ...

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Build Your Own Magnetic Levitating Plant

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Photos by Jeff Olson Read articles from the magazine right here on Make:. Don’t have a subscription yet? Get one today. I discovered the Lyfe levitating planter ($229) last year and thought I could make my own for less. I bought a cheap electromagnet on Amazon and posted my first creation on Reddit. Everyone thought it was pretty cool, but ...

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12 Young Makers to Watch at Boston Mini Maker Faire

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Maker Faire is the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth, and each Faire’s location sets a different stage. Like Maker Faires across the world, the Boston Mini Maker Faire showcases a diverse group of makers, young and old, from the Greater Boston Area and beyond. But, because Boston Mini Maker Faire is hosted by the Boston Children’s Museum, one unique ...

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Maker Pro News: Hiring for Hardware, Bespoke Robots, and More

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You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post. “Manufacturers are not makers’ enemies.” – Forge Greenboro’s Joel Leonard Maker Pro Stories: Joel Leonard on Creating Maker Jobs For a ...

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This Week in Making: Robot Spray Paints Mural, Adam Savage at CRX, and More

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Spray-Painting Robot Check out this massive 98-foot-tall mural painted on a chimney stack in Estonia. Can you believe it was made by a robot? The entire process took 14 hours and 40 cans of spray paint. The robot in question was invented by Mikhel Joala, co-founder of SprayPrinter. SprayPrinter is a tech company focused on redesigning traditional methods of spray-painting. In an ...

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Hacking Together A Smart Glove to Count High Fives at World Maker Faire

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This year, for World Maker Faire in New York, I thought it might be nice to do something custom. It has been a while since I’ve brought a fun circuit to Maker Faire. I tweeted out my concept and got a quick response from Joel Telling, known as the 3D Printing Nerd on Youtube. What he wanted sounded like a fun ...

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Maker Spotlight: Jason Childress

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Name: Jason Childress Home: Bellevue, WA Makerspace: My garage and basement. I would like to join a local Seattle Makerspace one day. Day Job: Game Developer at Amazon How’d you get started making? I’ve always been the type who wants to tinker with and (hopefully) improve everything I touch. MacGyver was my favorite show growing up, and it always inspired ...

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