In Donald Bell's latest Maker Update video, he looks at acoustic levitation, an Arduino made by Sony, a new kit by Anouk Wipprecht, self-centering drill bits, and a turning old monitors into a video wall. See show notes here. Read the rest
This LED clip-on light plugs into a supplied USB charger. It has an adjustable arm and has variable color and brightness settings. It looks great for illuminating your workbench. It's on sale on Amazon today for $16. Amazon reviewers give it 4.5 stars and it has an A rating on Fakespot. Read the rest
In Jimmy Diresta latest video, he makes a case for his camera from a piece of leather. He molds the leather around a wooden form, uses a special kind of fork to make the stitching holes, adds a snap button, and tools it with a pattern. It looks great. Read the rest
Jules Yap takes to Ikeahackers to describe how you can use four Knuff magazine boxes to form a storage-top for a small-apartment-sized coffee table, using an Ikea stool for your base. Read the rest
"Escaping Prison with Dungeons & Dragons" is a moving, 10-minute documentary about prisoners who used tabletop role-playing games to survive their incarceration. Read the rest
The World's Largest Super Soaker is 7 feet long, squirts water at 272 miles per hour, and should not be fired at anyone ever.
Eight US states are trying to pass minimal Right to Repair legislation that would require companies not to actively confound people who wanted to fix their stuff or choose an independent repair center. But in the EU, Europeans' strong preference for "durable, high-quality products that can be repaired and upgraded" has led to a proposal to require goods sold in Europe to be designed for improvement and maintenance, on the lines of the inspiring and enduring Maker's Bill of Rights. Read the rest
It took Pete Dearing 100 hours to build this rocket ship bunk bed from blueprints he purchased online. His kids love it.
Most of the buttons control real lights, sounds, fans, meters, and headlights. All the sounds are controlled via Raspberry Pi. Plus, Dearing wired in a couple sets of headphones with mics, so that the kids can communicate with each other just like real space explorers!
Even though it’s a rocket ship, the bunk bed has transformed into everything from a bus to a submarine during playtime. When asked if he gets to help pilot the ship, Dearing says, “Of course! I can’t fit into the cockpit easily, but I still get to wear headphones and join in.”
Here's a vegetable gardener who didn't want to share his bounty with slugs and snails, so he strung an electric barrier around the perimeter of his raised bed garden. Anytime a voracious mollusk attempts to enter the garden, it must first crawl over a pair of electrified wires, where it receives a mild shock sufficient to thwart its plans.
A fellow who goes by the name [c.invent] designed and built this open-source keychain-sized multi-platform emulation console, called the Keymu. It uses an Intel Edison (a computer-on-module). a 1.5-inch OLED display, and 11.7mm speaker, and a 220 mAh lithium battery, all inside a 3D printed clamshell case. You can learn how to make your own at Hackaday.