Use Fuel Injection Solenoids To Make a Street Writing Robot

We’ve had a few variations of street writing robots at our Maker Faires and they always attract the attention of those near by. There are multitudes of ways to write on the road, but often the materials used can last longer than you want, or even be permanent. Instructables user Charles Glorioso shares a very […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Wooden Globes, Expressive Robots, And Learning

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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Don’t Miss Our “Robots 101” Live Seminar This Thursday, Hosted By Saura Naderi

This week, Saura joins us again, this time as a host of our latest Live Learning session — Robots 101, What you need to know to build robots. This 2-3 hour seminar for Make: Members will help guide the new maker to an understanding of what qualifies as a robot (or robotic mechanism), how to use various robotics components, and give a hands-on experience for designing and building your own robot.

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A Quick And Easy Way To Automate That LEGO BB8

The folks at Brown dog Gadgets have published this fantastic guide to convert a plain ol’ LEGO BB8 model into something a bit more exciting. The brains inside this project are Crazy Circuits, which happen to interface with Lego quite nicely (you can get a few of their kits in our MakerShed). We absolutely LOVE […]

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Building a Life-Size Bumblebee Transformer

Sci-fi robot engineer extraordinaire, James Bruton, attempts to build a real Transformer.

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Gordon McComb, Father of Hobby Robotics, Has Passed Away

A well-known, pioneering maker, roboticist, and educator has died.

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