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live: world maker faire new york 2018
this is the live coverage from maker faire new york 2018! here you will find the live video stream as well as a constant flow of pictures and antics from around the faire. refresh this page often to see the latest of what is happening on the ground here at maker faire. the newest stuff will appear at the top. sundayget inspired for upcoming holidays. meet andystechgarage and learn how to make your own pumpkinstein @makerfaire —jess hobbssaturdayadam savage just can’t stop breaking stuff, in the name of science. we’re thrilled that the mythbusters jr team joined us at maker faire!another happy maker faire attendee (right) gets to control the hand of man. —jun lereachristian ristow’s hand of man gets ready to drop another car. the ground shakes when the falling car hits it — it’s very pleasing. —mike senesethe make: membership booth is looking good! a great way to support the maker community. —mike senesegame of fire — throw a ball and hit the target and you’re rewarded with an explosion of fire. —mike seneseira, by debbie moore, is a glass and stone mosaic art piece. she told us that it cost her nearly $5000 to build it. —mike senesethis is the nicest drill-powered motorbike build i’ve seen yet. —mike senesediy robocars challenges you to best their ai-driven rc vehicles around the track. —mike senesedonato millano’s creation, the mobile camera mount for motor vehicles. a wireless remote lets you pan and tilt the camera while the mount’s...
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live: world maker faire new york 2018
this is the live coverage from maker faire new york 2018! here you will find the live video stream as well as a constant flow of pictures and antics from around the faire. refresh this page often to see the latest of what is happening on the ground here at maker faire. the newest stuff will appear at the top. saturdaychristian ristow’s hand of man gets ready to drop another car. the ground shakes when the falling car hits it — it’s very pleasing. —mike senesethe make: membership booth is looking good! a great way to support the maker community. —mike senesegame of fire — throw a ball and hit the target and you’re rewarded with an explosion of fire. —mike seneseira, by debbie moore, is a glass and stone mosaic art piece. she told us that it cost her nearly $5000 to build it. —mike senesethis is the nicest drill-powered motorbike build i’ve seen yet. —mike senesediy robocars challenges you to best their ai-driven rc vehicles around the track. —mike senesedonato millano’s creation, the mobile camera mount for motor vehicles. a wireless remote lets you pan and tilt the camera while the mount’s magnetic and suction-powered base hold it tight to the top of your car. i’d use this for storm chasing. maybe. —mike seneselondon-based 5axismaker shows off their brand new machine, said to be capable of milling aluminum. —mike seneseyoung makers getting inspired by the rotomill, a 3-axis cnc lathe. —mike seneselongtime maker fair partner tormach bri...
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live: world maker faire new york 2018
this is the live coverage from maker faire new york 2018! here you will find the live video stream as well as a constant flow of pictures and antics from around the faire. refresh this page often to see the latest of what is happening on the ground here at maker faire. the newest stuff will appear at the top. saturday“death,” one of the “furreal horses of the apocalypse,” by rose byrne. each of the four animatronic horses was covered with fake plastic nails – jon christianjeff moffitt, of iron horse cinema, shows off a replica of a league of legends item he made. – jon christianmohammad malhas shows off a flexible microcontroller he’s developing at his company, mellbell electronics. – jon christianbloomengine is an automated grow chamber for plants, with auto watering, ventilation and a tiny light for photosynthesis. – jon christianwe were super impressed with this young maker’s intensity as she wrecked a car with the hand of man. – jon christian#squadgoals with r2-d2 replicas. – jon christiancassette tapes recycled into doll houses by nicole majewski. – jon christiana young maker tries out handcrafted musical instruments by maker hart industry corp. – jon christianelectric scrapeboard is a ddr-style game played on a skateboard. – jon christianbarb, from cosplay large and small, shows off an enormous wrench she built. – jon christiani’m not sure what paul jackman is carving for arbortech, but it is really fun watching him do it!  – caleb...
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live: world maker faire new york 2018
this is the live coverage from maker faire new york 2018! here you will find the live video stream as well as a constant flow of pictures and antics from around the faire. refresh this page often to see the latest of what is happening on the ground here at maker faire. the newest stuff will appear at the top. saturdaysome people know that maker faire can be overwhelming at times. napland is a place where you can go to calm down, chill in a hammock, sit around a faux fire, and maybe take a nap. – caleb krafti captured a quick phone video of one of these low tech zoetropes. pretty incredible results and a great activity to do at home. you just need to print out a template, cut slits, and tape it together. – caleb kraftlove low tech zoetropes! – caleb krafti grabbed some slow motion video of the flaming saxiphone guy! get used to the slo-mo, i love that stuff – caleb kraftgualala gadget makes these really cool tiny marble machines- caleb kraftmichelle puhl price has been making puppets for some time. her skill really shows – caleb kraftthe gates are open! the front gates were packed as last-minute makers rushed to get their gear in and set up. to keep everyone amused while we wait for the gates to open, we have all kinds of craziness happening. this is the start of the day and such a wonderful feeling each time. – caleb kraft dr. who’s canine companion woos some kids a flaming saxiphone is a happy saxiphone the star wars procession at the gates ...
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live: world maker faire new york 2018
this is the live coverage from maker faire new york 2018! here you will find the live video stream as well as a constant flow of pictures and antics from around the faire. refresh this page often to see the latest of what is happening on the ground here at maker faire. the newest stuff will appear at the top. saturdaythis massive “ski bowl” is much harder than it looks. those bowling balls are heavy and they lose so much momentum before the jump. – caleb kraftorigami 2 go, by sue hansen and family. when you absolutely need to take origami with you. there’s something captivating about these tiny cranes in a necklace bottle – caleb krafti’m such a sucker for bose’s bose build speaker system. these 3d printed bodies crack me up. i know it’s silly, i can’t help it. -caleb krafttiny planet by benjamin cowden is actually a moving sculpture. mesmerizing to watch – caleb kraftfresh off the press: jimmy diresta designed and printed his own maker faire new york 2018 postcards. gorgeous. —tyler winegarnerand the back of the diresta maker faire post card.from yesterday’s make: education forum: author ted dintersmith inspires the crowd with proposals on how to reformat education policy. —mike senesechristian ristow’s hand of man and the nysci rocket collection peer over the treetops as sunrise illuminates the morning clouds. it’s looking like a gorgeous day for a maker faire. —jess hobbs
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the humble, inspiring magic of maker faire
last night, i was at the hotel lobby bar trying to wash down the five hour drive to flushing, ny for this year’s world maker faire. spinning around on my stool i caught sight of a couple of guys doing weird things with rolls of masking tape. they would hold the end of a roll at eye height, jerk their wrist in a kind of yo-yo move, and let the weight of the roll extend the tape all the way to the floor. then they would start twisting and lifting the tape until they’d formed a long tube.neat trick. but why? they stood there, making rolls, tearing them off, and handing them out to people in the bar. my friend, dc-area artist dave mordini, who came to the show with me, jokingly asked, “do you also do balloon animals?”when dave and i walked into the faire this afternoon, we realized he does way more than balloon animals. we walked into the main entrance to the ny hall of science to see this:what we were looking at last night was no late night bar tricks. it was artist danny scheible forever at work on his massive tapigami tape city. it is a sprawling, magical, and downright jaw-dropping creation made of hundreds and hundreds of tiny tape tableau, from meadows with little magical creatures in them, to monsters threatening skyscrapers, to the millennium falcon itself.here are some other shots of the display. as i was leaving the area, i expressed my admiration for the piece. danny said: “glad you like it. maybe i’ll be able to bring the whole thing next year.” “this ...
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the humble, inspiring magic of maker faire
last night, i was at the hotel lobby bar trying to wash down the five hour drive to flushing for this year’s world maker faire. spinning around on my stool i caught sight of a couple of guys doing weird things with rolls of masking tape. they would hold the end of a roll at eye height, jerk their wrist, and let the weight of the roll extend the tape all the way to the floor. then they would start twisting and lifting the tape until they’d formed a long tube. neat trick, but why? they stood there, making rolls, tearing them off, and handing them out. my friend, dc-area artist dave mordini, who came to the show with me, jokingly asked, “do you also do balloon animals?”when dave and i walked into the faire this afternoon, we realized he does way more than balloon animals. we walked into the main entrance to the ny hall of science to see this:what we were looking at last night was no late night bar trick. it was artist danny scheible at work on his massive tapigami tape city. it is a massive, magical, and downright jaw-dropping creation made of hundreds and hundreds of tape tiny tableau, from meadows with little magical creatures in them, to monsters threatening skyscrapers, to the millennium falcon itself.here are some other shots of the display. as i was leaving the area, i expressed my admiration for the piece. danny said: glad you like it. maybe i’ll be able to bring the whole thing next year.” “this isn’t all of it?,” i gasped. “no,” said danny. “this...
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the best of digi-fab: new ebook collection
we’re proud to announce that a collection of our best 3d and cnc printing books is now available with stacksocial. from ‘getting started with’ texts that outline the essentials of digi-fab technology to advanced project-based volumes that promote hands-on learning, this trove of ebooks would cost hundreds of dollars if purchased separately. you can have them all for just $20.here’s a run-down of the books on offer. we hope that you agree that getting this much knowledge for just $20 is a steal.3d printing projects: a collection of projects from a who’s-who of 3d printing experts, including brook drumm, james floyd kelly, brian roe, steven bolin, john edgar park, john baichtal, rick winscot, nick ernst, and caleb cotter. featuring projects contributed by this roster of experienced makers, this book uses 3d printers as a starting point for a number of creative challenges.projects include step-by-step instructions and trouble-shooting alerts on projects as varied as a 3d-printed lamp, a ‘50s-style raygun pen, a smart skycam, animatronic eyes, an inverted trike rc, chauncey the flower care robot (first envisioned in 1913), and more. some you build from scratch; others take you through the process of modifying a store-bought item. all have free files for download on github.perfect for the intermediate maker with some 3d-printing, soldering, and electronics experience, the projects outlined utilize core maker skills—from electronics to soldering, software to hand ass...
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maker faire shenzhen 2018 is now calling for makers
dear makers,maker faire shenzhen 2018 is now calling for makers! apply now to secure a spot!welcome to join us at this year’s mfsz on october 12-14th, 2018 at the sea world culture and arts center, in shekou, nanshan.architecture details at  swcac, picture credit: design societyvenue: build up special bonds with local communities within the cityyou might notice that we are having it at a new venue this year. indeed it is kind of a routine for mfsz, as we change venue every year with the aim to connect our maker faire shenzhen community with various local communities and to build up special bonds within the city.birds’ view of swcac, picture credit: design societythe sea world culture and arts center (swcac) is located within sea world’s coastal city complex in shekou, nanshan district, shenzhen. it is also the first building designed by the famous japanese architect fumihiko maki in china. facing the bay, great ocean view and mountain view, we couldn’t ask for more. as it is also home to design society, shenzhen’s first design museum in the city, we believe that the venue will bring a freshness of design and art to our maker faire shenzhen community.maker faire shenzhen 2018: communicate, collaborate and co-makelast year, maker faire shenzhen leaned towards a focus on maker pros apart from the spread of maker culture. we had maker pros coming to show their cool projects and share their stories of combining tech and creativity, turning 0 to 1 (ideas to prototypes)....
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young leaders need the maker movement
students on team stria have fun while doing the serious work of designing technologies to help the blind.last fall, project invent introduced a group of high school students to jimmy, a 29-year-old man who recently became blind and was struggling with veering into traffic on his walks. these students took on the challenge of designing a solution to help blind people everywhere with the dangerous problem of veering. we didn’t tell them what to make – students decided what problem they wanted to tackle and how to best solve it.these students, and many others in project invent, have already designed impactful technologies to address everything from social anxiety to sexual assault to ptsd. and behind every team’s inventions are stories of real people in their community.in project invent, we empower young people to make an impact. every student has ideas that can make a difference. however, they are rarely empowered to bring their ideas to life.this situation is close to my heart. when i started college, i went in with the belief that creative ideas were only gifted to the select few, and i was not one of those few. a few months later, i was working on fingerreader, a camera mounted on a ring to help blind people read on-the-go through text-to-speech translation.a hand wearing fingerreader scans a page of text that is then read aloud to the blind user.i had not gotten any smarter: i had merely gotten a unique opportunity to tackle an important problem.however, the opportuni...
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building your cat a custom electric skateboard
sometimes you see something on the internet and you just have to know more about the inception of the concept. for example, watch this cat ride a custom electric skateboard. we can probably all agree that it is awesome, but i can’t help but wonder why it was built, or how the heck you’d train a cat to even do that. i caught up with kim pimmel, an interaction designer for augmented reality at adobe, and asked him about his project.why did you build this? what was your inspiration here?i like to experiment at the fringes of ux design such as immersive interfaces in ar/vr, voice ux, or ml-driven design.as a cat owner, i’ve been curious if i could create interfaces for my cat midi. my pet projects series investigates whether she can learn to use affordances such as buttons, levers and switches with a treat as a reward. so far i’ve made a robo-dog thing that gives out a treat when its nose is pulled  and a  machanical pinball machine – both of which she learned pretty quickly.the latest project, an electric skateboard i built, has a throttle lever with a hole in it where treats go. put a treat into the throttle lever, and she pulls it to get a snack and give the board a boost. it uses an adafruit feather microcontroller to sense is the throttle is pulled, and the adafruit feather dc motor featherwing to drive the motor on the board. it uses a high torque 2000rpm electric motor to move the board.how did you build it? how long did it take?the skateboard is a standard dec...
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making a lantern prop in eva foam in four hours
bill doran of punished props academy has posted a project and video for making an eva foam lantern prop with flickering (programmable) led light strips inside. bill had one day before dragoncon to complete the build and accomplished it in four hours.being a pro prop maker, bill had most of the supplies and tools he needed on-hand. he ends up using a lot of the resources of his shop, all of which you may not have, but as with many such projects, you could accomplish most or all of this with the basic crafting/home shop tools you do have. the project serves as a nice introduction to working with eva foam and is definitely a testament to how fast, efficiently, and effectively you can work when you have a fully outfitted workshop. i recently got serious in outfitting and organizing my work area for hobby game modeling and painting and i am amazed at how it has upped my game.
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5 craziest projects at the nepal, kathmandu mini maker faire
the first kathmandu mini maker faire took place in 2016 after the 2015 earthquake and had a clear humanitarian focus to solve some of the greatest challenges faced by communities there. this year, the kathmandu mini maker faire (22/23rd september) brings together makers from nepal and beyond, specifically highlighting global innovations that inspire communities to “design the future”. about 20 international makers and over 40 nepali makers will be showcasing their brilliant work.here are the top 5 craziest project to get involved in this year:get immersed in nepali culture and history in the virtual reality booth guiding you through the main nepali heritage sites. experience the unesco kathmandu valley cultural heritage site like never before.be droned out. at the start of the event, drones by dronepal will unleash confetti on an unsuspecting public. be warned! there will also be a drone flashmob and a drone making workshop.paint shipping containers with the help of local artists collective kaalo. 101. adults and children will be able to get involved and paint donated shipping containers (also doubling up as offices) and create a live work of art. all materials provided!learn about 3d printing of medical supplies with humanitarian non profit organisation field ready. after the 2015 earthquake, field ready was able to 3d print medical supplies for a cut off health clinic at the foot of the himalaya.imagine the city of the future. in this design and engineering workshop wi...
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the best of digi-fab: new ebook collection
we’re proud to announce that a collection of our best 3d and cnc printing books is now available with stacksocial. from ‘getting started with’ texts that outline the essentials of digi-fab technology to advanced project-based volumes that promote hands-on learning, this trove of ebooks would cost hundreds of dollars if purchased separately. you can have them all for just $20.here’s a run-down of the books on offer. we hope that you agree that getting this much knowledge for just $20 is a steal.3d printing projects: a collection of projects from a who’s-who of 3d printing experts, including brook drumm, james floyd kelly, brian roe, steven bolin, john edgar park, john baichtal, rick winscot, nick ernst, and caleb cotter. featuring projects contributed by this roster of experienced makers, this book uses 3d printers as a starting point for a number of creative challenges.projects include step-by-step instructions and trouble-shooting alerts on projects as varied as a 3d-printed lamp, a ‘50s-style raygun pen, a smart skycam, animatronic eyes, an inverted trike rc, chauncey the flower care robot (first envisioned in 1913), and more. some you build from scratch; others take you through the process of modifying a store-bought item. all have free files for download on github.perfect for the intermediate maker with some 3d-printing, soldering, and electronics experience, the projects outlined utilize core maker skills—from electronics to soldering, software to hand ass...
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grow your makerspace: preparing for disaster
since this is now hurricane season, and nc, sc, va got pelted with over trillion gallons of water in 3 days and floodwaters exceeded historic levels, what would you do if your area got hit by tornadoes, fires, hurricanes, and earthquakes?  do you have plans?here are some ways your space can support your community respond to future challenges:are you ready in the event of a disaster?see if you have any members who are or were first responders then get them to help you assemble a task team to create an emergency response plan. you need to make sure what do in event of flooding, how to rescue your equipment and tools from getting damaged.get connected: before any emergency occurs reach out to your local emergency management services and have brainstorming sessions on how you can help.be a connector: help connect your emergency management office with your teams of expert makers, having extra electrical, welding, electronic, metal resources on stand- by can be handy.provide tools and make support:let your emergency management services teams know about  your tools and equipment and more importantly your ability to fabricate custom items to help the prevent damage or repair local infrastructure.offer emergency support training:conduct an inventory of the members’ and supporters’ credentials and expertise. uncover areas that need to shore up and offer training like first aid care.be a staging area or rally point:outsiders coming to an area need a place to stage their response a...
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making a small shop forge out of a gas bottle
on his youtube channel, aussie maker neil paskin, aka pask makes, posted this video of him turning a (new) propane gas bottle into a shop forge using a kit from gameco, an australian supplier. the gameco kit supplies the gas hardware, kaowool insulator, the castable refractory cement, and all other needed parts. the kit cost aud$340 which is about us$244. you can get similar kits in the us for around the same price or you can simply put together the needed parts yourself. neil also welded up a simple mobile cart for his new forge.
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learn to make robotic music with moritz
music is such a magical thing. the collection of harmonizing tones and intentionally sequenced noises coalesce into something that our minds latch onto and transform to be meaningful and impactful. moritz gets in on the joy of music with his robotic constructions, often combining sculpture, recycling, and sound to wonderful effect.now that you’ve gotten your groove on, listen to moritz discuss a bit about how this is done.if you’re craving more, i recommend you go to moritz’s website where he shares more details on how he constructs these and how you can make your own.
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tips of the week: shop fun with magnets, hot-knifing plastic, creating a samples library
tips of the week is our weekly peek at some of the best making tips, tricks, and recommendations we’ve discovered in our travels. check in every friday to see what we’ve discovered. and we want to hear from you. please share your tips, shortcuts, best practices, and tall shop tales in the comments below and we might use your tip in a future column.***jimmy’s tips from making itif you didn’t get a chance to see nbc’s maker reality contest show, making it, it might be worth a look. i really enjoyed the spirit of it. great heart, wonderful, goofy chemistry between hosts amy poehler and nick offerman, and some very talented contestants. it really was more of a traditional crafts show, so the subject matter wasn’t all that interesting to me, but it was nice to see the mainstreaming of talk about makers, the maker movement, and the joys of getting creative and getting your hands dirty. one other selling feature was our pal, jimmy diresta, showing up as the show’s shop master. they criminally under-utilized him, but it was always fun when jimmy did show up. there was more jimmy content on the show’s website, including a number of short tips videos. here is a video round-up of them all. some fun ones here, like using compressed air to accelerate (or de-bond) hot glue and using a rag-covered magnet to pick up lots of metal parts at the same time.magnetic pick up tooldirt farmer jay has a different approach to picking up loose metal parts than diresta’s magnet and ban...
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gordon mccomb, father of hobby robotics, has passed away
it is with a heavy heart that we here at make: announce the passing of hobby robotics pioneer, gordon mccomb. he died on monday, sept 10th, apparently of a heart attack. gordon was a great friend to make: and to makers and robotics hobbyists from around the world. gordon’s robot builder’s bonanza book, first published in 1987, arguably marks the beginning of hobby robotics as a significant maker category. it was the book that i bought in the late 80s that got me into robot building, and by extension, all forms of hardware hacking. i was so honored to become acquainted with gordon personally a decade or so ago. he was always so kind, helpful, and generous and he assisted us on several robotics contests and series that we did here on make:. gordon was also a make: magazine contributor and make: books author. in his lifetime, he penned over 65 books and wrote countless articles in magazines, newspapers, and technical journals. over a million copies of his books have been sold and translated into over a dozen languages. he was a relentless tinkerer, maker, and tech educator.gordon was an encyclopedist, a collector of useful information and ideas. his robot builder’s sourcebook, an outsized, sort of whole earth catalog for robot builders, was an absolute treasure trove of access to most every tool and component available at the time (2002). most recently, gordon created the book and kit, how to make a robot, for make:. fellow hobby robotics pioneer, mark tilden, once said: ?...
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the many wheeled wonders of maker faire hannover
this weekend, for the 6th year in a row, the german maker community (and beyond) come together for the oldest faire in germany: maker faire hannover, taking place at the hanover congress centrum, set in the idyllic city park, on september 14–16, with the 14th being a dedicated schools day intended solely for educators and students. last year 20,000 people came out in support of maker faire hannover, and this year’s lineup of 900 makers is bound to draw an even bigger crowd.maker faire hannover is organized by organized by heinz heise, the german publishing company that produces a german-language version of make: magazine and is part of a series of maker faires in the region.the robust lineup of maker exhibits, presentations, and workshops covers a broad range of interests and offers something for everyone, from 3d printing to embroidery. what stands out is the healthy variety of wheeled wonders that will be rolling around maker faire hannover. here’s just a sampling.hand-forged steel beetle by vrbanuscroatian artist sandro vrbanus has rebuilt the original body of a classic 1970 vw beetle entirely from hand-forged steel. the project took over 3,500 hours in total. the windows, engine, and wheels/hubcaps were retained from the original car. bonus: it’s encrusted with 5,000 swarovsky stones. hornetboard electric skateboardscreated by german developer sascha mattiza, hornetboard sells complete electric skateboards as well as conversion kits. with the goal of be...
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this meter long steampunk angler fish is comprised mainly of scrap
yanick ouellet wrote in to tell us about this interesting display that he and some students did for a local museum. they scrounged parts and pieces to cobble together into a one meter long angler fish. inspired by the aesthetics of steampunk as well as deep sea monstrosities, “le poisson des cataccombes” was born.when the fish detects a presence with the help of an ultrasonic sensor, it wiggles and flaps it’s jaw.  one half of it is open and on display so you can see the true guts of the mechanism.yanick and his crew were nice enough to make a video showing bits and pieces of the construction. this helps get a better sense of how it all went together. you can find more of their work on this instagram page.
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make your own high-quality video studio lights
on diy perks, matt shows, step by step, how he made a set of very lovely-looking studio lights to be used for his youtube channel. the lights have 6 led strips in them at 3 different color temperatures: daylight, warm light, and ice blue. the three color types are all adjustable (through three knobs at one end of the strips). this allows you to adjust each strip and mix the colors to get the exact light value you need.the project involves cutting an aluminum base, installing and wiring the strips, making end cap “arches” for the lights, installing dimmer switches, and the plastic and diffusion paper domes. as is the case with all of matt’s videos, he is very patient, methodical, and clear throughout the process. the results is a very lovely lighting fixture that could be just as at home in your living room as in your youtube video recording area. these lights are not cheap-cheap. matt doesn’t mention the cost in the video, but given the materials, it looks like they’ll run you about $120-$150 each, but that is still much cheaper than commercial studio lighting of comparable quality and features. matt specially cautions against getting cheap led strips and shows the color differences between low quality and high quality strips.
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maker spotlight: james dale catron
website | instagram | facebookhow did you get started making?  since i was very young i have always been fascinated by structure and form. i could be found most days occupying my time with modeling clay or a lego set. if not dismantling bicycles in my fathers garage. i attended college with a major in graphic design, my heart set on working for disney or image comics but my interest shifted to building custom trucks. fabrication and airbrush painting led me to start building metal trophies for car shows. once yoked with my art background this was the genesis of my metal sculpture.what type of maker would you classify yourself?the biggest goal with my art is to impart a feeling or an emotion to the viewer. i am basically a welded sheetmetal and found object sculptor. but i consider myself a contemporary artist.what is your favorite thing you’ve made?  my favorite piece i think would be frankenstein. because i love how people are so entranced by him. and i love the feelings that seem to come from his countenance.what is something you would like to make next?  i look forward to expanding my vision into different materials,.bronze, copper, brass. and i would like to build some larger pieces for more of a public space. i think the larger scale could open up a lot more opportunities for me to push the limits of the the emotion in my work.any advice for people reading this? the best advice i could give to someone reading this is to find a personal meaning in any art your viewin...
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see your favorite diy content creators at maker faire new york
click here to get your tickets nowback at maker faire bay area in may, we tried out a new stage, filled with people who make videos and tutorials. we call these our diy content creators. you probably know a few of them, since more than one of these actually have more followers on youtube than make: does! this is a whole group of extremely talented people who show how to do all kinds of things from code to crochet, baking to blacksmithing.we’ve been working hard to get the schedule together, cementing everyone’s place so that we can announce who you’ll get a chance to see and to talk with.here’s a snapshot of the schedule. to see the full details, go to our schedule page and select the “diy content creator stage” from the stages dropdown.i’m so excited to see a few of these people again, and meet the others. i’ll have the absolute honor of moderating a few of these panels and i simply can’t wait. this new stage has become one of my favorite things about maker faire. not only do you get to hear these fine folks speak, many offer the ability to ask questions and just simply hang out for a while.
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listen to history makers with dr. lucy rogers
there’s a new and interesting podcast popping up that you should give a chance. this is history makers with dr. lucy rogers. brought to us by rs technology, this podcast separates itself from the rest of the tech podcasts by having a strong comedic slant. co hosted by comedians, the podcast is riddled with factual history and comedic quips to keep you amused.episode one is the only one available so far, but it is quite amusing. dr. lucy rogers is joined by comedians bec hill and a “robot” voiced by harriet braine to talk about the history of wireless communications, touching on topics such as guglielmo marconi and hedy lamarr as well as harry potter and brexit.keep in mind, this is equal parts comedy and history, so expect typical comedic license and language.you can find it on itunes and podbean or just give a listen below.
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braille skateboarding tests autodesk's $1300 3d printed titanium skate trucks
in this collaboration between the popular braille skateboarding youtube channel and autodesk, aaron kyro and gang meet up with industrial designer paul sohi to test out a set of generatively designed, laser-sintered titanium skateboard trucks. the crew is wowed by the trucks’ diminished weight — said to be 45% lighter than normal skate trucks — and impressed by their toughness, standing up to some impressive jumps off a 13′ ledge that previously ruined stock gear.in actuality the printed component is really just the hanger, which is typically the bulkiest part of a skateboard truck, connecting to the baseplate, kingpin, and axle. using fusion 360’s built-in generative design function, sohi set the software to sculpt an optimal shape to the hanger to retain strength while minimizing weight. shapeways then provided the printing for the project.the video states these didn’t come cheap — they showed various versions in different materials, but the titanium models, with the lightest weight of the batch, are said to be $1300 per truck. that’s $2600 for a complete skateboard.it’s a fun clip, watching the sf bay area-based skaters marvel at the state of ai-assisted cad design and 3d printing capabilities, then rip their way around the fremont skatepark.
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the joys of restoring a grody old talking scale
years ago, when i was co-writing a book on tivo hacking with leo laporte, i embarked on one of the most fascinating hardware explorations i have ever undertaken. i took apart a tivo series 1 and tried to figure out what each component did and how they all worked together. i loved every minute of it. ok, that’s not true. some of it was very frustrating, but in the end, all of the effort was worth it and i learned a lot. that experience gave me a much greater understanding of consumer electronics manufacture and all of the components that go into it. so, i was tickled to see fran blanche doing the same sort of teardown and restoration on a weight talker talking scale from the 1980s. the teardown was a bit nauseating as the bathroom scale had obviously seen heavy use (and you use your toes to press the scale’s rubber buttons). in the course of the examination of the device, fran sleuths her way into understanding how all of components worked using years of experience, deduction, and by doing google searches on the chipsets. for a few unlisted chips, the brain pool on her youtube channel filled in the blanks.over the course of these two videos, fran learns how the machine works, what each of the components does, and some fascinating details of its previous life. the plastic-housed scale was nearly impossible to clean because she realized that it had been living in a bathroom regularly subjected to clouds of hair spray. it took lots of soaking, brushing, and scrubbing to final...
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braille skateboarding tests autodesk's $1300 3d printed titanium skate trucks
in this collaboration between the popular braille skateboarding youtube channel and autodesk, aaron kyro and gang meet up with industrial designer paul sohi to test out a set of generatively designed, laser-sintered titanium skateboard trucks. the crew is wowed by the trucks’ diminished weight — said to be 45% lighter than normal skate trucks — and impressed by their toughness, standing up to some impressive jumps off a 13′ ledge that previously ruined stock gear.in actuality the printed component is really just the hanger, which is typically the bulkiest part of a skateboard truck, connecting to the baseplate, kingpin, and axle. using fusion 360’s built-in generative design function, sohi set the software to sculpt an optimal shape to the hanger to retain strength while minimizing weight. shapeways then provided the printing for the project.the video states these didn’t come cheap — they showed various versions in different materials, but the titanium models, with the lightest weight of the batch, are said to be $1300 per truck. that’s $2300 for a complete skateboard.it’s a fun clip, watching the sf bay area-based skaters marvel at the state of ai-assisted cad design and 3d printing capabilities, then rip their way around the fremont skatepark.
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watch the braille skateboarding crew test autodesk's $1300 generative-design titanium skate trucks
in this collaboration between the popular braille skateboarding youtube channel and autodesk, aaron kyro and gang meet up with industrial designer paul sohi to test out a set of generatively designed, laser-sintered titanium skateboard trucks. the crew is wowed by the trucks’ diminished weight — said to be 45% lighter than normal skate trucks — and impressed by their toughness, standing up to some impressive jumps off a 13′ ledge that previously ruined stock gear.in actuality the printed component is really just the hanger, which is typically the bulkiest part of a skateboard truck, connecting to the baseplate, kingpin, and axle. using fusion 360’s built-in generative design function, sohi set the software to sculpt an optimal shape to the hanger to retain strength while minimizing weight. shapeways then provided the printing for the project.the video states these didn’t come cheap — they showed various versions in different materials, but the titanium models, with the lightest weight of the batch, are said to be $1300 per truck. that’s $2300 for a complete skateboard.it’s a fun clip, watching the sf bay area-based skaters marvel at the state of ai-assisted cad design and 3d printing capabilities, then rip their way around the fremont skatepark.
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grow your makerspace: 6 tips for building positive maker culture
uncovering space, equipment, tools, donations and funding is hard work, right? acquiring those prerequisites for a makerspace is much easier than building a maker culture.how do you build a maker culture in a society that loves to dispose of items, people and relationships? our current society encourages people to use their wits to verbally cut and bust others chops?these are very tough questions and we would like your input and your best practices, but here are some tips:set your makerspace expectations.first you need to establish the maker norms, the cultural standards and not just stated once or put on a plaque but repeated during every meeting.to help create a maker culture,  some maker spaces are putting their values into their names and tag lines and make sure to explain their maker values at every chance they can. for example the mission of decatur makers is to be a welcoming, family-friendly community of inquisitive, motivated people who work together in a safe environment to discover, understand, design and create interesting things.  build. share. explore.recently, decatur makers volunteers helped makers from the international rescue committee – atlanta design and build their own aquaponics system. aquaponics blends aquaculture (raising aquatic animals) with hydroponics (raising plants in water) in a symbiotic environmentanother is example in salisbury, md – m4 reactor purposely put their cultural norms that they aspire to in their branding.reinforce correct a...
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