One of my favorite makers is Laura Kampf. In her latest video, she makes three chairs from trash she found. Very cool!
I'm so glad the amazing Tim Hunkin has a new video series about components! In the first episode, he takes a deep dive into chains — their history, how they work, how they've been refined over the years, and how they are used in machines. READ THE REST
During the COVID-19 lockdowns, I've noticed more Little Free Libraries popping up outside people's homes. Boing Boing pal Howard Rheingold even made a Little Free Art Gallery! Now, Jeremiah Carter, age 10, and his dad David Carter of Saskatchewan, Canada built a Little Free Stick Library for dogs! They were inspired by a similar project… READ THE REST
I'm a long-time Tim Hunkin fan. He's a broad-spectrum enthusiast and maker of things. He runs two coin-op amusement arcades with whimsical handmade machines of his own creation. He also drew a long-running thing-explainer comic strip called Almost Everything There is To Know, and produced and starred in a British TV series called The Secret… READ THE REST
Americans are mostly oblivious to the metric system, so it likely comes as a big surprise that the kilogram is more than just a measurement of weight or even an idea. Back in 1879, the kilogram became an actual, physical object. Expert craftsmen in Britain literally created the prototype for the modern kilogram, a golf-ball… READ THE REST
While the iPhone 12 wasn't a huge technological leap over its predecessor, it did boast at least one significant upgrade: the new MagSafe feature makes it a whole lot easier to connect and power up your phone wirelessly. Now that Apple is totally on board with MagSafe, it's a great time to stock up on… READ THE REST
Households are adding more and more smart devices every day. That rush includes voice assistants, security systems, coffeemakers, and even light bulbs. Of course, they're not so "smart" without a home Wi-Fi router. Without the beating heart of your smart home, your thermostats and cameras have to be turned on and off the old-fashioned way. Considering… READ THE REST