Barb Noren, of the highly-recommended YouTube maker channel, Barb Makes Things, has a fun and easy new project video. In it, she turns a Rainbow Dash My Little Pony toy into Rainbow Flux, the soldering unicorn.
This is the third soldering unicorn Barb has made. The first, Sparkles, the soldering unicorn at CRASH Space, has become something of a mascot for that venerable hackerspace. Barb also made one at the request of her mom.
In this video, Barb does some serious trepantion on Rainbow Dash's head to accept the soldering iron and she cuts down an iron to fit inside the body of the toy. It all looks very easy and doable for anyone with even the most basic soldering and rotary tooling skills.
All fun and frivolity aside, I'm kind of intrigued by the idea of a soldering iron that can be stationary and that you bring the work to. Not sure how useful this could be, but then, I never would've thought of a soldering iron unicorn, either.
Since its launch three years ago, Donald Bell’s Maker Update has been one of my favorite weekly YouTube…well, maker updates. I always find inspiring projects, tool reviews, and tips of interest. As you can imagine, more COVID-19 maker response content has been showing up on the show. This week, almost all of the episode is […]
NIH 3D Print Exchange was developed to allow for the distributed design, testing, approval, and sharing of scientifically-accurate models related to the biomedical sciences. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, they have created a COVID-19 supply chain response section on their website. Here, designers of PPE (personal protection equipment) and other necessary equipment related to […]
I’ll be showing and telling one of my projects in today’s SHOW and TELL, hosted by John Edgar Park. The fun starts at 5:30pm ET / 2:30pm PT today. We (Adafruit) are mixing things up and running a show and tell after John Park’s Workshop on Thursdays! All are welcome, show your 3D printing project, […]
Gather round, young and old — and hear tales of bygone days. Back in olden times, citizens would mass at a house of coffee, wherein skilled java alchemists would concoct special blends and apply artisanal wizardry to make each steaming chalice an appointment for the taste buds. Granted, said wizards, once known as baristas, were […]
The last few weeks have given us all a lot to think about. As we watched stores close, Costco lines snake through parking lots and items like hand sanitizer and toilet paper disappear everywhere like they were Lady Gaga tickets, there’s one significant takeaway it’s safe to say we all can agree on. We should […]
Whether it was Bach or Chopin, Ray Charles or Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Alicia Keys or Norah Jones, there was someone whose mastery on the piano made you think, wow, I wish I knew how to do that. It’s a singular, almost timeless skill — and if you love music, there’s no […]