This week in Maker Update, Donald Bell presents a zoetrope combined with a fidget spinner, an SLS printer from Formlabs, a Raspberry Pi weather chamber, component carnage, and a tiny OLED Pi screen. Our featured Cool Tool is the Hakko FX-901 cordless soldering iron. Read the full review on Cool Tools.
In the Rocky Mountains of Colorado lies a charming little town called Nederland. I've been there before, and sadly I had no idea about this incredible carousel. Today I learned about a man named Scott who hand-carved the Carousel of Happiness as a pathway to healing. He created one animal at a time over a… READ THE REST
Shanee Stopnitzky is a complex systems marine scientist who started her own submarine collective. After having an incredible experience in a submarine a few years ago, Stopnitzky decided she wanted to make submarines more accessible to people who want to ride around in them, so she started a member-driven organization called the Community Submersibles Project.… READ THE REST
Would you try this homemade thrill ride at the Speedcult Abusement Park? The Speedcult Park is a DIY backyard amusement park in Detroit. The rides look like they were made by a mad scientist, and I want to go on all of them. One ride spins two people around and around in a cage that… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. It's never too late to get an education, but reteaching yourself to get in the zone while trying to study is super difficult, and an empty stomach never helped anything. While you… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. If you've ever tried to create a visual on a computer — whether it be a video series or a poster or what have you — you know it's not exactly as intuitive… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Technology is supposed to be awesome and constantly making our lives more convenient, right? Well, if that's the case, then how can some pieces of tech leave us aggravated? Unfortunately, some things that… READ THE REST