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3D Print This Mesmerizing Kinetic Wave Machine

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Over the past few years I’ve seen a few pieces of kinetic art that really stuck with me. Usually these are things that are simulating organic motion with simple mechanical structures. At some point, I decided I wanted to make a piece of kinetic art of my own. The concept I settled on was a “wave machine”. I’m not the ...

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Creating an Image of Mars with Sheets of Rusted Metal

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You may know that Mars is known as the red planet, but did you know that Mars is red because it’s covered in rust? Part-time screen printer Barry Abrams decided to take this fact and run with it. He created a print of Mars that is made out of selectively rusted sheet metal and black ink (to show the parts that ...

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Maker Pro News: Adam Savage Meets Jack White, Growing a Tote Bag Empire, 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. “While I’m a full-time mom, I’m also all of the jobs that are associated with running a company.” – Shujan ...

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Maker Pro News: Data by the Kilobyte, Hearing Aid Hackers, 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. “It eliminates the need for a doctor altogether.” – Teen hearing aid hacker Mukund Venkatakrishnan Connectivity Bedevils IoT, but Maker ...

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This Submarine Crib Looks Like it Could be Out of a Movie Set

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After building a fantastic indoor fairy tree for his daughter, Rob Adams was asked to put his skills to use once again to build a submarine crib. After 90 hours of work and $1250 worth of materials, he has something fantastic that would look at home in any nautically-themed nursery. You can see his build pictures on imgur, or an ...

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Magnificent Motion at World Maker Faire New York

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Get your Tickets Now World Maker Faire will soon have the New York Hall of Science overflowing with incredible sights and sounds. One of the most incredible Maker Faires to behold (remember, we have them all over the world!), this event is truly impressive. One of my favorite things at each Maker Faire are the items that put things in ...

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3D Print the Adafruit Circuit Playground Chess Set

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In case you missed this Adafruit video and project from 2015 (I did), in it, the Ruiz brothers show you how they designed, 3D printed, polished, and assembled a gorgeous 3D chess set based on the characters in Adafruit’s Circuit Playground series. The chess set itself is really lovely, with a fun translation of the Circuit Playground characters into chess ...

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6 Things We’re Most Excited About at Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire

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The fourth year of Chicago Southland Mini Maker Faire is on August 19th from 10am – 5pm at the Pipefitter’s Local 597 Training Facility. Not only is this Faire being hosted in a special place, there are quite a few things that we’re really excited to see! Veterans Garage Veterans Garage will have several trucks at the event this year ...

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The Retro-Industrial Wonders of the Mold-A-Rama

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When I was a little kid, I was obsessed with the Mold-A-Rama, the injection molding vending machine popular in the 1960s. For a quarter, you got to watch through the clear plastic dome as the machine made and dispensed a plastic souvenir. Gas stations, restaurants, and souvenir shops along I-95 had them. As my family traveled many summers to visit ...

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Maker Spotlight: Shujan Bertrand

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Name: Shujan Bertrand What is your day job? While I’m a full-time mom, I’m also all of the jobs that are associated with running a company. So everything from CEO and Design Lead to messenger and intern. My children come with me to the studio-factory at least 3 times a week after school. The whole family is helping grow àplat. ...

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