Phil Torrone from Adafruit writes, "A million internet years ago in 2008 when I was Senior Editor at MAKE Magazine, Ladyada and I went to DC Comics to meet the MAD Magazine folks for a collaboration issue with MAKE and MAD, it was the Spy vs Spy issue, volume 16 cover by Sam Viviano. Spy vs. Spy is a wordless black and white comic strip that has been published in Mad magazine since 1961. It was created by Antonio Prohias, a Cuban national who fled to the United States in 1960 days before Fidel Castro took over the Cuban free press."
Read the rest
Cody from Cody's lab had some elemental tin and a new rolling press, so he decided to craft a tin can from actual tin. Read the rest
With a few basic tools and household items, Roman UrsuHack transforms used plastic bottles into all sorts of handy objects. Read the rest
If you enjoyed our previous post on Liquid Glass Putty, a fun and amazing material with all kinds of interesting uses, you'll love this update. Read the rest
If the power goes out, Willow Haven Outdoor reminds us you might have some household items that would make a good candle. Read the rest
YouTuber thepoultrypeople creates very crafty items like vape pen holders, with the added twist of burning Lichtenberg figures into them with electricity, then pouring in glow-in the dark pigments. Read the rest
This anonymously posted guide shows how to make adorable little wooden coasters in the style of transport pallets. P.S. don't make things out of actual pallets unless they have the right stamp. Read the rest
Carrying small pliers and screwdrivers can be helpful and comforting. When traveling without checked baggage, I feel strange leaving behind my small multitools. Being without tools is weird. Read the rest
Izzy Swan's drill-powered walking-machine uses a leg-design inspired by the wind-walking strandbeest and connects it to a ride-'em platform for the pilot. Read the rest
Paul Stankard's impossibly beautiful handblown glass pieces look impossible to create. In Beauty Beyond Nature, he discusses the craft while working in his studio. Read the rest
The Friendstrument is an electronic musical instrument that you play by touching your friend. Mark Frauenfelder describes an easy creative project that anyone can complete in a few hours.
Would you like to make your own felt cat house in the shape of a Star Wars AT-AT? First, you'll need a cat. [The Owner Build Network. Thanks, Heather!] Read the rest
In each episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets MAKE into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy.
In this episode Jimmy whips out a beautiful oak-framed mirror. He doesn't spray paint it with his name as he normally does with what he makes, but he does manage to work a DiResta tag in there anyway. And watch for the simple, but clever way he scribes the oval for the template. Read the rest
For the past 10 years, MAKE has been a quarterly magazine (I'm the editor-in-chief). The year, we've introduced three big changes: One, we've changed our format from digest-ish sized to full size. (Larger photos!) Two, we've increased the frequency from quarterly to bi-monthly. And three, we are offering MAKE on the iPad!
The MAKE iPad app helps you boost your builds by offering an interactive, immersive version of our magazine to guide your projects and inspire you in the workshop. It has everything you’ll find in our pages and more.
In each digital issue you’ll find:
• Full project build notes
• Video tutorials and skill builders
• Detailed photos
• 360º viewable renders
• Maker profiles and interviews
A one-year subscription is just $(removed)
MAKE on iPad Read the rest
Recommended if You Like is Boing Boing's weekly podcast of Brian Heater's cafe conversations with musicians, cartoonists, writers, and other creative types.
The Boing Boing / Make Magazine / Cool Tools editor and I found the quietest corner we could at the recent Engadget Expand event in New York to discuss the importance of curation in the digital age, the lost art of print media, podcasting and the magic of Art Bell.
RiYL: RSS |
Download episode |
Listen on Stitcher
Read the rest
Join me this Monday for a MAKE Special Event: a live Google Hangout with Bre Pettis, co-founder of MakerBot, the 3D printer company. We will discuss the latest technologies being developed by MakerBot, including the new digitizer and more!
Mark's live Interview with MakerBot's Bre Pettis on Monday, 9/16 at 12:30pm ET Read the rest
[Video Link]Stett Holbrook of Make says: "In each episode of DiResta (every other Wednesday at 2pm PT), artist and master builder Jimmy DiResta (Dirty Money, Hammered, Against the Grain, Trash for Cash) lets us into his workshop, to look over his shoulder while he builds whatever strikes his fancy. On this episode of DiResta, Jimmy makes a smart leather wallet that he stamped with a piece of Lexan.–Stett Holbrook."
I learn something new every time I watch Jimmy make stuff. This time, I learned about adding snaps to leather. Read the rest