This Intricately Geared 7-segment Display Gives a Gorgeous View Of Your Subscriber Count

Recently my YouTube channel  unexpectedly started to get attention, so I decided to do something special for when it finally reached 1,000 subscribers. An internet-connected live counter seemed like a great way to celebrate the event, with the added bonus that other people could build one themselves. There are already a few excellent split-flap kits […]

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Book Review: “I Make”, by Tracy Blom & Jimmy Diresta

I had a chance to meet Tracy Blom and talk about her books last year at WorkbenchCon. At the time she was just publishing a children’s book inspired by Jimmy Diresta as a child called “I Make”, and I thought the idea was adorable. I noticed you can now pick up this delightful little book […]

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Maker Spotlight: Abigail Morgan

Name: Abigail Morgan Where are you located?  Orrville, Ohio What is your day job?  Student Etsy What kinds of stuff do you make?  Polymer clay charms and snakes, assorted earrings, bulbs, charm kits, etc How did you get started making stuff?  I wanted a way to keep myself busy and start for my future. I […]

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Maker Spotlight: Michael Albert aka Sir Real

Name: Michael Albert Where are you located?  White Plains, NY What is your day job?  American Pop Artist / Author/ Businessman (I started & own a juice & jam company called Sir Real) Personal Website | Art Website | Pinterest | Facebook What kinds of stuff do you make?  I make collages from Cereal Boxes […]

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A Movie Ready P-51 Mustang Cockpit Comes To Life

Take a few minutes to watch this trailer for a book called Mustang. It may be tempting to assume that this came out of some professional production house, but what you’ll find is that the creator, Grant Hobbs, spent most of his time in a makerspace to create this. There is of course a healthy […]

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Sequino Tells Time In The Most Satisfying Way: Sequins

You know you’ve done it. You’re walking through the store and you see those pillows covered in sequins that change color depending on which way you lay them. You swipe your fingers across the surface, for a letter, or maybe a simple drawing. Then comes the satisfying part, you swipe your had across the surface […]

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Maker Business Profile: Courtney Reckord’s Topographical Jewelry

Who are you and where are you located? My name is Courtney Reckord and I live in Burlington Vermont. What do you make? I make data driven jewelry using USGS data. Each piece is an accurate representation of a different landscape. How do you make them? I start with data from USGS and import that […]

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