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Coffee Shop Construction Toy

Ian Gonsher is an artist, designer, and educator who studies and teaches the creative process at the School of Engineering at Brown University. Today, he sent me photos of these…
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Whole Food’s Dark Rye profiles MAKE editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder

This summer the folks who produce Dark Rye, the online magazine for Whole Foods Markets, came to my house in Los Angeles, and shot a video profile of my daughters…
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Tools for the Modern Stone Age Family

"Through a method of three-dimensionally scanning and printing, the ancient artifacts are digitally outfitted with custom-designed handles, encapsulating the rugged forms in a perfectly enclosed case. By juxtaposing the polarities…
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East Bay Mini Maker Faire

After experiencing Maker Faire New York two weeks ago, I was eager to check out a scaled-down fair at Sunday's East Bay Mini Maker Faire. Even though it was smaller…
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3D-Printed Acoustic Guitar

Check out this beautiful 3D-printed guitar by Scott Summit of Bespoke/3D Systems. The body is plastic with minor pieces printed in silver and stainless steel. It's unique in that it…
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Charon Brought to Life Via Human-Powered Zoetrope

Charon was the mythological boatman who ferried the souls of the recently departed across the river Styx to the afterlife. Artist Peter Hudson and 19 others worked for six months…
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Kickstarted: Finding Space (and Making a Makerspace)

For many maker pros, finding the right amount of space can be difficult. One makerspace, Artisan's Asylum, is offering a different model. More: continued here
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Math Monday: Linkages, Part 8: In Search of Straightness

In the second column in this series, we witnessed the incredible complexity that a simple four-bar linkage can create: it will, in general, draw a path described by a sixth-degree…
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