Month: October 2012

DiResta: Junk Doors

DiResta: Junk Doors

On this episode of DiResta, Jimmy is asked by a friend to create something for an auction. Given that the friend runs an organization (filmbizrecycling.org) that facilitates the reuse/recycling of props from film and TV, Jimmy created a unique storage cabinet, “junk doors,” using some of the junk drawer contents he found in her shop.

In each bi-monthly episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday at 2pm PT), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (“Dirty Money,” “Hammered,” “Against the Grain,” “Trash for Cash”) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy.

More details on the build and Jimmy’s notes here: http://blog.dev.makezine.com/2012/10/31/diresta-junk-doors/

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The Maker Spirit That Haunts Halloween

The Maker Spirit That Haunts Halloween

With all of the Halloween coverage we’ve been running over the last few weeks here on MAKE, several people asked: “Why so much? Why is Halloween such a big deal to you all?” I just saw the above image on Facebook (on director Kevin Smith’s Wall) and I think it speaks to why. Halloween is […]

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The Maker Movement Personified: Brook Drumm

The Maker Movement Personified: Brook Drumm

The phenomenon we call the Maker Movement is characterized by many things, among them the ability to cheaply and quickly prototype hardware. Open hardware principles, collaborative design, and crowd funding are contributing factors, but perhaps the most empowering is access to inexpensive computer-controlled tools and software. If there’s someone who embodies what’s possible with this array of tools, it’s Printrbot founder Brook Drumm.

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Weekend Projects – PIR Sensor Arduino Alarm

Weekend Projects – PIR Sensor Arduino Alarm

Complete instructions for this episode of Weekend Projects can be found at
http://makeprojects.com/Project/PIR+Sensor+Arduino+Alarm/72/1

This project is great for those beginning to build with Arduino, and requires no soldering. Using very few components, and some jumper wire, we’ll build a simple motion-sensing alarm. This project combines technologies we’ve used in previous Weekend Projects, including a PIR sensor and piezo buzzer. It’s great for practical jokes and doubles as an early warning system for the zombie invasion!

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Join us for our first Make: Believe HOA on Google+

Join us for our first Make: Believe HOA on Google+

Shawn Thorsson (amazing costume and prop fabricator who was our cover story for MAKE Volume 32) will be joining us to help kick off our first Make: Believe HOA on Google+. Join Shawn and MAKE’s Creative Director Jason Babler Thursday, Nov. 1, at 1pm PST/4pm EST to geek out about sculpting videogame characters (both big […]

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