Month: February 2012

Geiger Counter Project from MAKE Volume 29

Who Doesn’t Need a Geiger Counter?

MAKE contributing writer John Iovine has shared a number of his project builds on the pages of MAKE, but his specialty is Geiger counters. He’s been designing, making, and selling them for 15 years through his company, Images Scientific Instruments . In the latest issue of MAKE, Volume 29, John shares his expert step-by-step tutorial […]

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Pillowcase Dress For a Little Girl

Pillowcase Dress For a Little Girl

What a fun idea! If you have a nice pillowcase – especially if it has a pretty hem – you can turn it into a little girl’s dress, using this tutorial from Blue Eyed Freckle. She made one for her daughter, and it was well-received: “She was so happy she just couldn’t stay still,” the […]

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NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Android App Intervention to Treat Addiction

NEWS FROM THE FUTURE – Android App Intervention to Treat Addiction

“Goodbye AA, hello smartphone? University of Massachusetts and MIT researchers have developed a technology to sense the body’s biophysical changes, detecting periods when a drug abuser is most likely to use, and to offer innovative intervention. If you have a craving, the platform conjures a soothing song, video, or distracting game or app to get you through the moment.”

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Map of African Tech Hubs and Hackerspaces

Map of African Tech Hubs and Hackerspaces

A “crowdmap” of technology hubs and hackerspaces on the African continent.

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Art Car as “Weapon of Mass Instruction”

Art Car as “Weapon of Mass Instruction”

Built from a welded frame atop a 1979 Ford Falcon (a vehicle popular with the then-ruling military junta), Argentinian art-car maker Raul Lemesoff drives around the streets of Buenos Aires distributing free books…

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How-To: Paper Plate Shark Jaws

How-To: Paper Plate Shark Jaws

Concept and tutorial by Jeanette Strole Parks of Off The Cuff Cooking, written up by request for Heather Mann’s Dollar Store Crafts. [via Boing Boing] Make Paper Plate Shark Jaws More:Paper Plate Skeleton

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