October 19, 2016
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Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy / Boing Boing
Today sees the publication of Bonnie Burton’s (previously) long-awaited new book, Crafting with Feminism: 25 Girl-Powered Projects to Smash the Patriarchy.
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It’s an absolutely delightful read: the projects are nicely staged, moving from the very simple to the very ambitious, and always seasoned with clever …
October 18, 2016
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Make: “Mad scientist test-tube rack” / Boing Boing
John Park, the maker’s maker, explains in detail how to make this glowing mad scientist test-tube rack that you can use as a Hallowe’en decoration and/or household mood light.
The project uses a Feather microcontroller to shine UV LEDs into test-tubes filled with water doped with elements that fluoresce under UV.
October 10, 2016
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Dan Howland from the dearly departed Journal of Ride Theory snapped these all-the-feels tombstones at this year’s Davis Graveyard (previously) haunt.
report this ad @marcoterenzi’s Instragram of tiny handmade tools is a joy to browse. He sells his tools, too! (Thanks, Daniel!) READ THE REST Todd writes, “We the Builders brings together 3D printer operators from all over the world to create …
October 10, 2016
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Long story short: start with a reliable chocolate chip cookie recipe (this one has chia!), bake and decorate with sugar pears, slivered almonds, food coloring markers (I didn’t know that these were a thing, but these are a thing!) and some sculpting tools. (via Geeks Are Sexy)
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Todd writes, “We the Builders brings together 3D printer operators from all over the world to create sculptures that inspire makers. Our sculptures have toured maker-related events of all sizes around the northeastern United States, from local STEAM education events all the way to the White House. They are crowd-sourced, made up of hundreds of pieces 3D printed by people like you, and then …
The Grid Kit makes a range of DIY toys that you punch out of precut cardboard sheets, glue-gun and assemble; the finished toys have working joints and can be painted or left plain.
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A YouTuber who goes my the moniker De Facto has instructions for building a gyroscopic wheel using a little DC motor, a 9V battery, a CD, a hard disk platter, some cork, and a dab of hot glue. Nifty! report this ad By Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin (aka @ThePieous) The tables have turned, now here’s your chance to “dig in like an Alabama tick” when you …
September 30, 2016
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September 25, 2016
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Gibsonian cyberspace deck built on rebooted Commodore 64 and Raspberry Pi / Boing Boing
D10D3 built this “cyberdeck” on a C64c (a modern recreation of the Commmodore 64) with a Raspberry Pi CPU, VGA port, and all the I/O you could ask for (USB/Bluetooth/wifi/Ethernet).
But that’s just the hardware specs: what makes this great is the physical design — ooh, especially those stickers, …
September 19, 2016
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While looking into the Kano snap-together learning computer kit (Kickstarted in 2013, reviewed here last January) I got to thinking about Radio Shack’s classic, much-loved 150-in-One Electronics Kit, which occupied literal years of my time when I was a boy.
That took me on a journey to Gareth Branwyn’s 2010 Make piece about scratch-building a replica, a project that seems to have either …