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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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December 7, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Let Me Give You a Raspberry Pi [Maker Update #13]

This week on Maker Update: making your own 3D printed computer museum, Fusion 360 learns a new trick, a smoking laser sword, a new drawbot, a reason to buy a dental vacuform, and a giveaway for a full Raspberry Pi computer setup from our show sponsor, WD Labs. SUBSCRIBE ON YOUTUBE

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November 30, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Time to Print the Ornaments [Maker Update #12]

This week on Maker Update: a payphone that calls the 90’s, a moon for your nightstand, a way to finally get your fish talking, a mini NES with NFC, 3D printed ornaments, a sewing machine for makers, a ridiculous amount of maker contests, and the first Maker Faire in L.A.
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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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November 2, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Warping Infinity Mirrors and Disposable Drones [Maker Update 09]

This week, an infinity mirror that bends, a single-motor miniature drone, a no-weld go-kart, mechanical iris goggles, and more.

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October 26, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The $500 CNC Router That’s Too Good To Ignore [Maker Update #08]

This week: a fog machine for your pocket, a CNC for under $500, flipdots, fidgets, contests, Maker books and Maker Faires. 

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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

October 17, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: Project Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

$5 DIY Poké Ball

My DIY Pokeball made from $5 in materials.

My son’s going as Pokémon Trainer Ash Ketchum for Halloween this year, so I was inspired to make him a Poké Ball for his costume.

I was initially inspired by this Instructable, which also uses a plastic Christmas ornament. I took it in a different direction by using the grommet and furniture glider, and using acrylic paint on the inside. You can get a pretty good feel for the project from the photos I posted on Imgur (embedded below).

Items you’ll need (Amazon links):

DIY Pokeball

October 12, 2016 AUTHOR: Donald Bell CATEGORIES: News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Maker Update #06: Garbage Ghosts & Key Bangers

This week’s Maker Update is dedicated to taking your Halloween up a notch, with tips on costume resources, cheap and easy (and scary) DIY ghosts, 3D printed cosplay props, and site recommendations for professional haunted house props and controllers.

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