Coraline 3D printing

Brief, but interesting article about the rapid prototyping technology used in the new stop-motion feature film Coraline. The Objet RP Polyjet technology uses photopolymer resin that is housed in cartridges and sprayed down in extremely thin 16 micron layers, four times thinner than the average human hair. As it’s sprayed down in liquid form, UV […]

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Maker Shed weekly wrap-up

It’s been a great week in the Maker Shed. We started out with another How-To Tuesday: Arduino 101 and ended the week with a quick preview of the Gakken Gravity Clock kit. We are expecting more new kits in the Maker Shed this week, so keep on checking the MAKE blog for details. How-To Tuesday: […]

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Super Easy Super Hero Cape

Regina of Creative Kismet shares how to make these adorable super easy super hero capes for kids. What I love most is that the blank applique circle on the cape where kids can customize their own super hero emblem. Regina made these capes for her son’s recent super hero birthday, and guests decorated their capes […]

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An AVR-based logging wattmeter

Dan made an AVR-based logging wattmeter… He writes – This device monitors household power usage and logs it to an SD card. A simple analog front-end amplifies the signals from voltage and current detectors and an ATmega168 microcontroller computes the power consumption using the formula P=V*I. The voltage and current are each sampled at 9615 […]

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Roll your own stereo turntable

The thought never occurred to me: scratch-building your own turntable. Paulo Rebordao writes: This is a record player complete with a servo controlled arm that I’ve designed and built during the last 10 months. It has a few unusual features and I think it looks Way Cool!!! Besides some general info on the workings, I […]

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