This week on Maker Update, an enchanted talking tiki totem pole, Donald Bell's trip to OSH Park and Metrix Makerspace, a retro lightbox, and why you need flush cutters. This week's Cool Tool is the $5 Hakko CHP-170 Flush Cutter.
Via the always-informative Maker Update comes news of a new 3D printed game controller joystick mechanism from Akaki Kuumeri. Akaki has built such devices in the past, but this one transfers all of the functions of the controller to the joystick and uses conventional PLA 3D printing to create extremely clever flexible joints in the… READ THE REST
In the last installment of Donald Bell's Maker Update for 2020, he celebrates some of the most creative and clever pandemic and social isolation projects of 2020. There are some really great projects here, like Simone Geirtz's Proud Parent Machine, Bornach's incredible Astable Exhalation sculpture, Shane Wighton's robot barber, and Colin Furze's Highcycle social distancing… READ THE REST
Maker Update, Donald Bell's weekly showcase of inspiring projects, maker news, tips and tools remains one of my favorite DIY shows on YouTube. Donald does a great job himself and he's been expanding the hosting team. Tyler Winegarner and Sophy Wong have frequent guest hosting duties and now he's added Becky Stern (Make:, Adafruit, Instructables)… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. With people feeling stranded inside their own homes during much of last year, one of the easiest ways to take things off their minds was by picking up a new hobby.… READ THE REST
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