Craft & Design

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Maker Spotlight: Merel Eisink of Willow Creative

Maker Spotlight: Merel Eisink of Willow Creative

First and last name Merel Eisink Where are you located?  Netherlands What is your day job?  I am a full-time maker of costumes and costume parts! It’s a pretty broad job description for me, I do everything from making full costumes to sponsored items on machines and materials used for making, earn money from making […]

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Be Amazed At Luca’s Giant Articulating Wings

Be Amazed At Luca’s Giant Articulating Wings

When a young teen expresses enough interest in building something that they research biological inspiration, mechanical designs, electronics systems, and document it all in a journal with complex design sketches, you have to support them. This is the way. Luca wanted wings. He did the work to figure out the best way he could make […]

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May The 4th Might Be Over, But Your Star Wars Project Could Still Win Big

May The 4th Might Be Over, But Your Star Wars Project Could Still Win Big

May the 4th, the ultimate Star Wars fan’s holiday may have come and gone. You don’t have to put away that Star Wars themed project you worked so hard on just yet though! We are running a contest that started on May the 4th, where you can show off your ultimate maker skills and win […]

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These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

These 91 Undulating Mirrors Will Boggle Your Eyes

When you think about all of the sensory delights you’d find at a music festival, a mirror doesn’t really pop to the top of your mind. However, this team of architects Adam Cigler and Petr Vacek came up with a way to make mirrors the most fascinating thing there. This art installation called “Reflection” was born out of a […]

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Sculpting A Giant Troll Head For Your Mantle

Sculpting A Giant Troll Head For Your Mantle

As a television series adaptation of the Pre-Lord of the Rings story is being eagerly awaited by millions around the world, I thought it apt to stir the imaginations of those who have yet to taste the magic of JR Tolkeins world.   I was thinking of all the iconic imagery of The Hobbit and Lord […]

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We Can’t Stop Watching This DIY Ferrofluid Bluetooth Speaker

We Can’t Stop Watching This DIY Ferrofluid Bluetooth Speaker

Ferrofluid is a mesmerizing material, there’s no doubt about that. We’ve seen plenty of various ways of displaying it, from simply globbing it into a jar and waving magnets at it to building complex displays with microcontroller brains. In this absolutely stunning example Seung Hoon Jung has built a bluetooth speaker with integrated ferrofluid display. […]

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Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

Make:cast – Making New Music With Helen Leigh

In this conversation with Helen Leigh, we talk about technology from reel-to-reel tape recorders to synthesizers and to making electronic music with Makey-Makey and the Bela board. Helen is an advocate for people learning how to make their own instruments, to experiment with music and be makers of your own kind of music.

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