Our maker this week is Steve Lodefink. An inveterate tinkerer and "broad-spectrum hobbyist," Steve just can't say no to a cool project. At 3, he was already reverse-engineering the peanut butter and jelly sandwich: "I figured out where all of the parts were, found a good tool, and built one. I've been doing it ever since." He lives in Seattle with his wife and two sons, two cats, five tarantulas, and 24 African cichlids, and thinks that one of life's great pleasures is a really sharp aged cheddar cheese. "I'm a simple man," he says. He looks at life's debris at finkbuilt.com.
Here's the 12th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! Our maker interview this week is with Ayah Bdeir, the founder and lead engineer of littleBits, an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets, making it fun and easy to build interactive electronic projects. I met Ayah at the TED2012 conference last… READ THE REST
Here's the 6th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I'll interview one of the makers featured in the magazine. Our maker this week is William Gurstelle. He's a contributing editor to MAKE and his books include Backyard Ballistics, Adventures from the Technology Underground, and Absinthe and Flamethrowers. In addition, Bill writes frequently… READ THE REST
Here's the 5th episode of MAKE's podcast, Make: Talk! In each episode, I'll interview one of the makers featured in the magazine. Our maker this week is Carol Reiley (@robot_MD and @tinkerBelleLabs). She's a surgical roboticist at Intuitive surgical and the founder of Tinker Belle Labs. Carols's on the cover of the current issue of… READ THE REST
We're all usually overjoyed to add a new piece of technology to our galaxy of devices. But, once you've spent a lot of time with that new addition, it can start to lose some of its luster – and your eye starts wandering. Call it the 'seven-year itch' of technology. But considering how fast technology… READ THE REST
Skullcandy has carved out an interesting lane for itself in the ultra-competitive audio earbuds and headphones market. Unlike the big business interests of most of their big-name corporate competitors, Skullcandy was born from a simple human moment. Sitting on a chairlift in Park City, Utah in 2003, Skullcandy founder Rick Alden couldn't take a call… READ THE REST
While there are those few weirdos that don't like pizza, the rest of us normal folks can usually find our place on the pizza loving spectrum. If you're a kid, you're likely fine with a frozen pizza from the store. It's usually not fantastic, but you know…it's still pizza. As you get older, you order… READ THE REST