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Weekend Watch: Mike Merzke Shares His “Woodshop Confessions”

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 15:00

When he's not serving his country Mike Merzke likes to work in his woodshop, blogging and filming his progress.

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Forbidden Match-Head Rocket Fun

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 19:30

Teach your kids a healthy respect for combustion and fire with these awesome matchstick rockets.

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Build a Rustic Cedar Hot Tub for Under $1,000

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 13:00

After a long day of working on the homestead, nothing beats a warm soak in a rustic cedar hot tub that was built for under $1000.

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This Artist 3D Printed a Ghostly, Life-Size Motorcycle

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:30

This ghostly-looking motorcycle was meticulously designed and carefully constructed... Oh, and it is entirely 3D printed!

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How to Use Autodesk Fusion 360 for CNC Milling

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:00

Don't get bogged down in details, just get started. Here is a basic walk-through of Fusion 360 so you can get started today.

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Man Builds and Burns Cardboard Viking Ship as Rite of Passage

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 21:33

Enthused maker marks his 30th birthday by holding a funeral for his 20s and burning a cardboard viking ship.

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Our Twitch Series “Meet the Maker” Kicks off with Jimmy DiResta!

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 20:01

Join us on Tuesday, July 19, at 11am PT, as we kick off our new “Meet the Maker” biweekly video series, live-streamed on Twitch.

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This Georgian-Style Clock Takes Popsicle Stick Crafting to a Fine Art Level

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 13:00

That's not a wood grain... that's layers and layers of Popsicle sticks! Take a look at this Georgian-style clock made from popsicle sticks.

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Check Out This Amazing Ghostbusters Proton Pack

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:30

"Why worry? Each of us is wearing an unlicensed nuclear accelerator on his back." That could be you with this DIY Ghostbusters Proton Pack!

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

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 12:00

Anubha Sacheti talks to us about her experiences on America's Greatest Makers, working in a makerspace, and creating Grush.

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Make Your Own Shop Calipers

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 19:15

More homemade tool fun with a clever set of wooden shop calipers.

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10 Spectacular Hobby Rocket Wrecks

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 23:29

A round-up of impressive hobby rocket failures, and a few perfect successes.

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This Week in Making: France, Crystals, and Comments

Sun, 07/10/2016 - 15:00

This past week (well, right now actually) we travel to Nantes, France for a Maker Faire filled with amazing creations, and we enjoyed some great comments!

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5 Fantastic Uses for Poster Putty

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 21:09

A simple and cheap mounting putty for posters has dozens of other handy uses.

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Live: Maker Faire Nantes

Sat, 07/09/2016 - 13:45

Here you will find a live feed of the sights and sounds of Maker Faire Nantes! Check back all weekend for updates and incredible sights. The newest pictures go at the top, so scroll to the bottom to find the beginning.   Before the Faire closed, I purchased a book […]

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DIY Pop-Up Bench Dogs!

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 20:30

Fashion a series of maker's best friends, bench dogs, to dutifully hold your work on the bench.

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Sculptor Ryon Gesink Masterfully Merges Metal and Fire

Fri, 07/08/2016 - 12:00

Wielding fire and metal, sculptor Ryon Gesink creates massive sculptures that illuminate the night sky with metal.

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Howtoons: Cut and Fold Platonic Mathematical Shapes

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 13:00

Platonic solids are great mathematical fun. Print, cut, and fold these shapes for homemade gaming dice — or use as templates for larger shapes!

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Summer-Long Southeast Asia Makerthon Tackles Sustainability Challenges

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:30

Vietnamese makers are making a social impact in their country! Read on to find out how they are taking making to the next level.

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This Silly Racing League Is Shaping the Future of Smart Cars

Thu, 07/07/2016 - 12:00

Racing tiny, modded power wheels is a blast! PPPRS is also a great way for kids to get introduced to practical engineering skills.

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