This week on Maker Update: a Pi-powered Rubik's cube-solving robot, hacking your own tabletop pinball machine, a look at Fiber Fix tape, and a new issue of Make magazine. This week's Cool Tool is Fiber Fix repair tape.
While many people use 3D printers to spew out useless tchotchkes, this person demonstrates the actual utility of such advanced technology. I'm surprised these HDMI to garden hose adapters aren't readily available but I congratulate maddy_deee on their maker spirit and ingenuity. Here's a video demonstration of this remarkable innovation: (Thanks, Lux Sparks-Pescovitz!) READ THE REST
Clearly, Xyla Foxlin's followers were going to demand she take her kevlar ballgown to the range. As can be expected of her wonderful videos, Foxlin does an amazing job making a beautiful gown while explaining her well-reasoned, or just budget-limited decisions. Not regular to the videos I have seen, she then shoots at her art. READ THE REST
Social Distancing in my DIY Lava Lamp Halloween costume Tragopandemonium made this absolutely magnificent lava lamp costume for Halloween. They posted a gallery of the creation process at Imgur: I thought this would be an easy costume to make (lol), but right off the bat finding the right plastic was a whole quest. First I… 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. Collectively, we spend 6 billion hours per month watching Netflix. True, the streaming giant has some hits, but there's somewhere else to turn when you're in the mood for a stellar… 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. 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
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Anybody who's owned a phone charger, or any other charger with a small cord for headphones or a similar device, knows how quickly they can wear down. Not only that, but… READ THE REST