Every week Donald Bell posts a video about interesting maker projects. This week in Maker Update he looks at an animated wooden sign, new mesh boards from Particle, 3D printed QR coasters, 3D printing on fabric, and his talk with CNC router whiz Jon-A-Tron. This week's Cool Tool is a Retractable Cardboard Cutter.
Vitrography is the formal name for laser engraving a figure below the surface of a piece of glass or plastic. But most people call them bubblegrams. The laser pulses as programmed, kind of like a gamma knife that can do tissue ablation within the brain or other organ. The end result is quite nice! Image:… READ THE REST
At Seattle's Add-a-Ball Amusements arcade bar, an ingenious employee named Sleepy outfitted a pinball machine with pedals for a touchless gaming experience. Now that's thinking on your feet! (rimshot) (King5) READ THE REST
Core77 presents a photo gallery of social-distancing-friendly candy-delivery tubes to ensure that children get enough sugar this Halloween. READ THE REST
Making a stellar cup of espresso at home doesn't require an expensive machine or hours of your time and effort. It really only requires equipment up to the challenge and a stovetop. Rather than dropping $3 per cup at Starbucks, you can set up a Starbucks-worthy operation right in your own kitchen with the help… READ THE REST
Stress is par for the course these days. If you've found meditation helps to quiet those interior voices of doubt, fear and confusion, then you have every reason to continue that practice. But as soothing as meditation can be, it can also serve another purpose: to focus your attention, sharpen your performance and forge you… READ THE REST
When the history of Earth is ultimately told by aliens or time travelers or whoever stumbles across what's left of our planet a millennia from now, these beings will need to understand what a hair tie is and why it was created…because it's guaranteed they find them everywhere during their study. Today, hair ties are… READ THE REST