Maker Project Lab
February 1, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

GIF Books & Soda Lockers [Maker Update #19]

This week on Maker Update, a kid turns his locker into soda vending machine, a serious word on laser cutter fumes, printing GIFs into books, string launchers, a breadboard/Arduino/LEGO brick mashup, contests ending on Instructables, and why I’m flying to Iowa.  SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE

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January 25, 2017 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asus Tinker Board Challenges Raspberry Pi [Maker Update #18]

This week on Maker Update: the classic bristlebot gets an upgrade, Eagle CAD drops a bomb, ASUS takes on Raspberry Pi, musical domes, hacked Furbys, vape tech, and Chi-town gets a big ol’ Maker Faire.  

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December 21, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Cocktail Robotics and Laser Cats [Maker Update #15]

This week on Maker Update, a Nixie tube alternative for the 21st century, Arduino puts your sketches in the cloud, robot cocktails, laser cats, making it rain, making music, and making the cookies. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE!

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December 14, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

5 Ways to Slice a Raspberry Pi [Maker Update #14]

This week on Maker Update, highlights of the best projects from our WD Labs Raspberry Pi contest, Minecraft in your Pocket, Coding for Medieval Glory, Fish Feeders, Alien Finders, and a maker show to put in your queue. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE

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November 16, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The DIY Nintendo You Really Want [Maker Update #11]

This week on Maker Update: a project for painting the air, a new ally for Maker Spaces, Hackster has a new owner, Make Magazine’s 3D printer shootout, hacking the NES Classic, making your own NES Classic, and Maker Faires.

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November 9, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Let’s Hack Alexa into a Fish [Maker Update #10]

This week on Maker Update: making your own Alexa-Powered Billy Bass, the rise of the modular swarm bots, DIY candy dispensers, 3D printed Thanksgiving accessories, and a good excuse for a blow torch.

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October 19, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maker Update #07: Put On Your Drinking Dress

This week on Maker Update we’ll take a look at a DIY cocktail robotic dress designed by Anouk Wipprecht. We’ll take a look at a new online 3D design tool from SketchUp and a new 3D printer from Ultimaker. Learn how to quickly create your own prop Star Wars Gonk droid, as well as an interactive Stranger Things alphabet wall. Tips on storing small components (and getting rid of them), new product announcements, and the latest Maker Faires for the upcoming weekend.

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SHOW NOTES
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Project of the Week
Anouk’s Cocktail Dress Instructable
http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-YOUR-OWN-ROBOTIC-COCKTAIL-DRESS/

News
SketchUp in Browser: MySketchUp (Open Beta)
http://www.sketchup.com/products/my-sketchup

Ultimaker 3 announced
https://ultimaker.com/en/products/ultimaker-3

Projects
Arduino-Powered Stranger Things Wall
http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Based-Stranger-Things-Lights/

Gonk Droid Prop from Junk
http://www.instructables.com/id/GONK-Droid-From-Junk/

Tools/Tips
BooSTick
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3265?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts

Teensy 3.6
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3266?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts

Teensy 3.5
https://www.adafruit.com/products/3267?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=videodescrip&utm_campaign=newproducts

Small Parts Organization
http://makezine.com/2016/10/15/small-parts-organization-in-the-shop/

Too Good to Throw Away
http://hackaday.com/2016/10/13/too-good-to-throw-away-dealing-with-an-out-of-control-junk-hoard/

Maker Faires
http://makerfaire.com/map/
October 22, 2016 Derby Mini Maker Faire Derby, Derbyshire UK
October 22, 2016 Fredonia Mini Maker Faire Fredonia, New York USA
October 22, 2016 Shreveport Mini Maker Faire Shreveport, Louisiana USA
October 22 + 23, 2016 Maker Faire Orlando Orlando, Florida USA
October 23, 2016 East Bay Mini Maker Faire Oakland, California USA
October 21 + 22 + 23, 2016 Maker Faire Shenzhen Shenzhen China
October 23, 2016 Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire Bengaluru India

September 14, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maker Update #02

Here we go again. I don’t want to jinx it, but I think I’m getting the hang of this. Let me here from you on the YouTube comments page or by emailing me. Here are the show notes:

Project of the Week
Micro Sketch by Fernando Jerez
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1668472

News
Wazer announced
https://makezine.com/2016/09/13/wazer-desktop-waterjet-cutter/

Make Launches Comunity Projects Page (powered by Hackster.io)
https://community.makezine.com/share/?utm_source=makezine&utm_medium=blog&utm_campaign=launch-blog
http://makezine.com/2016/09/08/share-your-project/

Projects
DIY Steel Pipe Toilet Paper Holder by PhilL42 (Now GermanSize)
http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-DIY-Steel-Pipes-Toilet-Paper-Holder/?ALLSTEPS
3D Print onto a t-shirt by Sahrye Cohen, Hal Rodriguez
https://community.makezine.com/share/sahrye-cohen-hal-rodriguez/3d-print-directly-onto-your-t-shirt-e0622d?ref=platform&ref_id=18265_trending___&offset=5 
Vintage Intercom Echo by Nick Brewer
https://community.makezine.com/share/nick-brewer/vintage-intercom-echo-5d90bd?ref=platform&ref_id=18265_trending___&offset=24

Tools/Tips
3D Printed Pegboard adapters https://www.thingiverse.com/glitchpudding/collections/pegboard/page:1

Contests Ending Soon
http://www.instructables.com/contest/

Wood http://www.instructables.com/contest/wood
Backyard http://www.instructables.com/contest/backyard
Caning & Pickling http://www.instructables.com/contest/canningpickling

Maker Faires
http://makerfaire.com/map/

5th Mini September 17 + 18, 2016 Seattle Mini Maker Faire Seattle, Washington USA
2nd Mini September 17, 2016 Wilson County Mini Maker Faire Floresville, Texas USA
4th Mini September 17, 2016 Nashville Mini Maker Faire Nashville, Tennessee USA
1st Mini September 17 + 18, 2016 Zürich Mini Maker Faire Zürich Switzerland
1st Mini September 17, 2016 Sherbrooke Mini Maker Faire Sherbrooke, Quebec Canada
1st Mini September 18, 2016 Southcoast MA Mini Maker Faire Fall River, Massachusetts USA

Donald talks at EBMF Sun, OCT 23rd
http://eastbay.makerfaire.com/

September 8, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Maker Update #01

I’ve been having fun documenting, reviewing and recording project builds, but I can’t escape the fact that they take a few weeks to turn around. To fill the time in between, I thought it might be fun to host a weekly show rounding up some of the more interesting maker news and projects from the week.

So, here’s installment #1. I knocked the whole thing out in 24 hours — from script to export. I’ve bounced it off my friends and already I’ve received some useful feedback for the next episode.

If you have some suggestions for me, leave me a comment on the show page on YouTube.


SHOW NOTES

News
ESP32 Released
http://hackaday.com/2016/09/05/new-part-day-the-esp32-has-been-released/

Projects
Zip Tie Starlight lamp
http://www.instructables.com/id/Zip-Tie-Starlight/?ALLSTEPS
Solar Powered Fairy House
http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Powered-Fairy-House/?ALLSTEPS
Hot Wire Foam Cutter
http://www.instructables.com/id/Plywood-Hot-Wire-Foam-Cutter/?ALLSTEPS
Moster Detector
http://makezine.com/projects/monster-detector/

Contests Ending Soon
Puzzles
http://www.instructables.com/contest/puzzles2016/
Wood
http://www.instructables.com/contest/wood2016/

Maker Faires
http://makerfaire.com/map/

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