Month: May 2015

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week: needle felted whippet -daisy, by adore62 Blue Greens, by Cat B (RoseWoolls) flowers, by Ewa Umbrella Prints Trimmings Entry 2015 – Picnic Blanket with Free Motion Quilting, by Entropy Always Wins Super Low-Tech Apple Watches + Squid Brooches (serving suggestion), by […]

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Rockstar Robots: Festo’s SmartBird

Rockstar Robots: Festo’s SmartBird

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it. For the month of May, […]

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Pretty in Paint: Colorful Leaning Mirror

Pretty in Paint: Colorful Leaning Mirror

Brighten dreary rooms with a fun burst of light and a few eye-catching hand-painted lines with a colorful leaning mirror! A touch of paint can give your favorite furnishings a whole new look, and it definitely works wonders on otherwise plain wooden surfaces. Love what you see? Grab your painter’s tape (I swear by Scotch […]

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Stitch It: Shieldmaiden Quilt

Stitch It: Shieldmaiden Quilt

Create a beautifully modern quilt with a classic, timeless design that’s both bold and lovely with this Shieldmaiden quilt project! Simple curved flowering snowball blocks lend a delicate shape to the finished quilt that’s perfect for both practicing your curved piecing and for showcasing your favorite fabric collection. Ready to give it a try? Get […]

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Replicate Some Robots with these 3D Printing Projects

Replicate Some Robots with these 3D Printing Projects

Thingiverse is a robot lover’s dream with its wonderful collection of both decorative but also functional mechanical masterpieces. I have collected a few of my favorites to help you round out your Robot month. Some of these little guys will require you to break out your soldering iron and practice your programming skills, but don’t […]

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Rockstar Robots: Festo’s Flying AirPenguin

Rockstar Robots: Festo’s Flying AirPenguin

Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it. For the month of May, […]

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How to Keep Your PLA Filament Airtight

How to Keep Your PLA Filament Airtight

Did you know that, because PLA filament is a bioplastic, it is susceptible to moisture? That moisture can attract dirt and dust and spool it right into your print head (or the filament can even expand and jam the head). Because of this, it’s a really good idea to keep PLA as airtight as possible. […]

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