Month: May 2019

How To Splice Animated EL Wire For Your Cosplay

How To Splice Animated EL Wire For Your Cosplay

EL wire is amazing, and the “chasing” el wire is even cooler. However, if you want it in several places on the costume, you end up having to figure out how to hide multiple inverters (or buy a more expensive unit that has multiple taps). The Egg Sisters come to the rescue to show you […]

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GameBender Lets Kids Hack Games To Learn Code

GameBender Lets Kids Hack Games To Learn Code

The creative geniuses behind the Drawdio and Makey Makey have announced a new kickstarter. This is GameBender, a game console that lets kids experiment and hack code in new and creative ways. Kids can start simply, by playing a game or enjoying an augmented reality experience, and with the press of a “code” button on […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Private Smart Speakers, Modular Fabrication Systems, and Sewing Circuits

Cool Crowdfunding: Private Smart Speakers, Modular Fabrication Systems, and Sewing Circuits

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our way of sharing some of […]

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Let KamuiCosplay Help You Get Started Making Armor From Foam

Let KamuiCosplay Help You Get Started Making Armor From Foam

Making armor from foam, often referred to as “foamsmithing” is a popular area of cosplay exploration. Foam happens to be perfect, you can mold it to shape and age it to look like hard, battleworn armor, but it is lightweight and easy to work with. KamuiCosplay is here to help you get started by sharing […]

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State of Arduino: Watch Massimo Banzi’s Address from Maker Faire Bay Area 2019

State of Arduino: Watch Massimo Banzi’s Address from Maker Faire Bay Area 2019

Every year at Maker Faire, Massimo Banzi gives a presentation about the latest events with the Arduino organization. These have ranged from hardware and software updates to announcements on company reconciliations, and more (peek back here at his 2014 and 2015 installments). This past weekend at Maker Faire Bay Area, his address touched on their […]

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3 Quick Table Saw Jigs To Bring Your Woodwork To The Next Level

Everyone who has done woodworking remembers the day they learned about making jigs for their table saw. For some it is old news, but for many, many others, today is the day you realize how to really get great results from your saw. A jig is a simple setup that helps you hold the wood […]

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