A Quick Download From Ubuntu’s New Library Instantly Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into An “Appliance”

There are so many of us who are drawn into the world of Raspberry Pi’s and similar tiny cheap computers by the shear potential that they hold. The thoughts of having this tiny dirt cheap system that could be ANYTHING! And many of us found that we really weren’t that interested in learning to program, […]

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Caitlan’s Maker Chain Connects Over 60 WoodWorkers Around The World

We just love a good community project that brings people together. This one was thought up by Catlan the Cat, who you might recall from her Maker Spotlight. Her idea was simple. She was going to publish dimensions of a single link in a chain, to be turned from wood. People all over could create […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: DIY Scanning Microscopes, Robot Kits, And Yarn Spinning

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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Quick Look: Tanvas Haptic Touch Screen

With touch screens getting more and more prevalent, we’re seeing more experimentation with haptics. Being able to feel something other than just the smooth glass surface can be incredibly advantageous. Have you been in a car with a touch screen radio system? If so you’ll know the frustration. Tanvas is a system that adds haptics […]

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Solder Together Your Own Smart Phone, With Ringo

The Ringo MakerPhone by Circuitmess is a pretty interesting kit. The concept of making your own phone has been visited a few times, but I feel they’ve got an interesting approach. You’re basically making something that feels like an old Nintendo Gameboy, that can also make calls The kit comes with all the parts very […]

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Making Quick and Accurate Shapes With A Desktop CNC Foam Cutter

When I was last at Maker Faire Rome, I saw this really cool machine that was cutting foam boards with precision. I really liked how it gave another method of working with easily sourced materials very quickly and easily, so I kept an eye on them. They’re now ready to sell machines in the states, […]

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PLAN C LIVE: The PRINTtoPROTECT Coalition of California’s Central Valley

Date: May 28 at 4pm PT / 7pm ET Register join the live Zoom session. You can also just tune into our youtube channel to watch the panel live when it happens. This week’s Plan C Live program features PRINTtoPROTECT, a grassroots effort of local makers working with community partners across California’s Central Valley to […]

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