Thursday, August 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Jar Vacuum Former

Make a plastic molder using parts from around the house.

Maker Hangar Episode 10: Maker Trainer Assembly

In Episode 10 of Maker Hangar, the second episode of the build series for the Maker Trainer, Lucas Weakley shows us how to build the plane and get it ready for electronics to be installed. We learn how to fold and glue together the fuselage, how to build the tail, […]

Build a Hackable Bytebeat Player at the RI Mini Maker Faire

The Rhode Island Mini Maker Faire is this Saturday, featuring dozens of makers alongside the usual music and shenanigans of AS220′s annual Foo Fest. Each year we run a soldering workshop as part of the Faire; this year we’ll be making a hackable bytebeat player from Modern Device, the Byteseeker […]

Meet Detroit Maker Carlos Neilbock

If you went to Maker Faire Detroit or looked at pictures of almost anyone who attended, then you have glimpsed Carlos Neilbock’s work. His first piece was prominently installed and towering — a large windmill made from discarded items including a collection of repurposed satellite dishes, a truck axle with […]

12 Surprising Details About Lego Mindstorms EV3

Yesterday I unboxed the new Lego Mindstorms EV3 set, and even before powering on the microcontroller brick, I'd noticed a number of interesting changes, both great and unfortunate, as compared with the previous set, called Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0.

BPOW Festival Celebrates the Art of Salvaged Sound

The BPOW festival in Portland, organized by Molecule Synth's Travis Feldman, celebrates circuit bending and electronic music.