Month: September 2011

How Hard Can It Be? A New Maker Show

How Hard Can It Be? A New Maker Show

“How Hard Can It Be” is a new DIYer show on the National Geographic Channel this Sunday, October 2nd, at 8 pm. The show stars Vin Marshall, Paul Carson, and Eric Gocke as they create outlandish projects like the UP house, a homemade rocket, and a robo-sub. Check out the video, it looks awe-some!

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How Humans Perceive Nonlinearity

In this vid, “mathemusician” Vi Hart and Sal Khan (of the amazing Khanacademy) discuss the difference between linear and logarithmic scales and human perception. I like their joking idea of a liner scaled piano where the keys would get fatter and fatter as you moved up the scale.

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Coffee and Banana Pie

Coffee and banana … I’ve never thought about combining the two, but now that I think about it, it sounds interesting and potentially quite delicious. This Coffee and Banana Pie from Sherlly at Ecualombian looks yummy! One thing that Colombians are proud of is having the best coffee in the world. Yes, best in the […]

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Make: Projects – Hinge-Technique Acrylic Box Construction Using a Router

Make: Projects – Hinge-Technique Acrylic Box Construction Using a Router

Recently, I posted about German firm Serrox Technischer Handel’s video showing an interesting alternative to the basic slab-joint method for building an acrylic box. Their technique, which involves cutting 90-degree V-grooves almost all the way through the plastic, has much to recommend it over the slab-joint method, with the exception that they use a very expensive custom V-shaped sawblade to cut the grooves. I wondered, at the time, whether it might not work just or almost as well with a cheap 90-degree V-groove router bit, and with some encouragement from Angus Hines, I decided to try it, myself.

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Show and Tell for MAKE at Crashspace in LA – tonight 9/30/11, 8pm

[Video Link] My friends at Crashspace are opening their doors to the public tonight for a fun event: its members are going to show me things they are working on and we are going to figure out the best way to present them in MAKE. There will be about eight 10-minute presentations. I can’t wait […]

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Abandoned Lego Victorian Houses

Artist Mike Doyle constructed these amazingly detailed—and incredibly creepy—victorian houses entirely out of Lego blocks for his Abandoned Houses series. The houses pictured here are titled Victorian on Mud Heap and Three Story Victorian with Tree, and you can find more information about each piece by visiting his site. If you’re so inclined, you can […]

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