Fruit leather purses are a thing now

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Now you can accessorize with cruelty-free "leather" created from discarded fruit, thanks to Fruitleather Rotterdam. Read the rest

Watch this rice-grain size motor clock over 100,000 RPMs

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This tiny motor is only a little bigger than a grain of cooked rice (4 x 12 mm), but it can generate speeds over 100,000 RPM. Read the rest

Sculpting glove prototype combines mechanics and hand-sculpting

Morten Grønning has been experimenting with gloves fitted with small motorized sanders, and it seems it has some potential for new ways to shape materials as it gets more refined. Read the rest

WATCH: turn smartphones into 3D hologram projectors

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Mrwhosetheboss made a down-and-dirty holographic projector for a smartphone using a plastic jewel case and special video files. Try it yourself! Read the rest

WATCH: model plane + box kite + LEDs = glow kite

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FliteTest tracked down a father-son team who spent five years perfecting their remote-controlled box kite prototype, a plane/kite mashup. They demonstrate two of them below: Read the rest

See Lego robot controlled by DIY exosuit

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Danny Benedettelli built a Lego NXT humanoid robot that he controls with a sensor-laden exosuit, known as a "waldo." For example, when he moves his arms, so does the robot. Read the rest

Homemade bumper harness saves blind dog from bumping into everything

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“Our dog Buddy has become blind because of cataracts. My fiancé has made him this bumper harness so that he can confidently walk around the house without hurting himself!” Read the rest

Indie creator conference Intervention coming to Rockville MD next month

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Intervention 2016, the terrific conference about indie online creativity, from comics to blogs to makers, happens again August 14-16 just outside Washington DC in Rockville, MD! Mark and I have both spoken at prior Interventions and had a blast meeting so many talented creators in one place. About the conference:

Intervention is an awesome 3 day conference for people who enjoy learning amazing things and collaborating with other motivated people on a wide variety of projects targeted at the Internet generation.

Our name is the combination of the words “Internet” and “Convention” but the significance is deeper than that. The entire idea of this event is to Intervene and Inspire everyone to live a more creative, geeky, and fun life.

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WATCH: Gentleman recovers old drone using new drone

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YouTuber Harrisen Howes made the mistake of letting a drunk friend crash his drone on a neighbor's roof. Solution? Use a new drone to save the old one. Read the rest

You're inflating your tires wrong. Here's how to do it right, and save up to $500 a year.

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Your tires? I want to PUMP! THEM UP!

Video: HOWTO make waterproof sand at home

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YouTuber IncredibleScience has a great at-home science project that's kid-friendly: making waterproof sand. Read the rest

Comic about the woman who invented the coffee filter

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Over at Backchannel, comic artist Andy Warner's illustrated the story of Melitta Bentz, a German housewife who in 1908 invented the coffee filter. Read the rest

Watch Adam Savage and astronaut Chris Hadfield cosplay at Comic-Con

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Every year, our friend Adam Savage of Mythbusters and Tested walks the Comic-Con floor completely disguised by his costume and makes a video about it. This year, he was joined by astronaut Chris Hadfield and they both wore spacesuits like those in 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read the rest

How to make a watermelon fruit bowl that looks like a voracious shark

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Mike Warren carved a watermelon into this delightful shark fruit bowl! Read the rest

Watch R2-D2 levitate for real

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Otto Dieffenbach uses the Force (and some creative RC engineering) to levitate R2-D2. Read the rest

Tortilla laser-etched into a record that actually plays!

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Enjoy the edible lo-fi sounds of "Jarabe Tapatío," aka "The Mexican Hat Dance." Over at Instructables, learn how to make your own tortilla record! Read the rest

DIY Underlit LED Skirt

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Imgur user SexyCyborg makes lots of cool fashion using open source hardware, like this underlit LED skirt. She published a very detailed HOWTO create your own based on her trial and error. Read the rest

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