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Interesting material from the growing DIY movement involving makershops, hackerspaces and the at-home maker!
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Man Working on 3D Printed House: Downloadable Dwelling ...

Man Working on 3D Printed House: Downloadable Dwelling ... | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
If you're still not excited about the potential of 3D printing, Enrico Dini would like to have a word with you. Dini founded Monolite UK with one goal in mind – to create stone-like structures using a 3D printer.
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Open Hack Night On Wednesday

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Every Wednesday we have an open house @ The Hack Factory, it’s a time for members and new comers alike to socialize and get to know Twin Cities Maker. If you have never been to the Hack Factory before, Wednesday night is the best time to come.
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LED Mirror Sports Anti-Fog Heating Element

LED Mirror Sports Anti-Fog Heating Element | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Redditor Craptain needed a new mirror for his bathroom, and decided to go the DIY route to soup it up.
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Mammoth Modular Synthesizer At MIT Museum

Mammoth Modular Synthesizer At MIT Museum | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Just got an update from Joe Paradiso on his homebuilt mammoth analog modular synthesizer. He’s installed it in the MIT Museum and has completed a fairly epic patch which you can listen to (24 hours a day!
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Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge 2012

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To read more about the Global Hackerspace Cupcake Challenge, go to http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Global_Hackerspace_Cupcake_Challenge_2012
Getting Started
Chaos? Or creativity?
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Windbelt, Cheap Generator Alternative, Set to Power Third World

Windbelt, Cheap Generator Alternative, Set to Power Third World | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Popular Mechanics is a service magazine covering a variety of information on home improvement, automotive needs, electronics, computers, telecommunications, outdoors, fitness and science and technology.
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Caleb Chamberlain commented on Matthew Beck's blog post '3d printable quadcopter!! PL1Q Vampire'

Caleb Chamberlain commented on Matthew Beck's blog post '3d printable quadcopter!! PL1Q Vampire' | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Caleb Chamberlain commented on Matthew Beck's blog post '3d printable quadcopter!!
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Edge-lit LED Nixie Tube Style Display

Edge-lit LED Nixie Tube Style Display | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Made with ten layers of edge-lit acrylic, Jürgen Grau’s numeric display is a low-voltage facsimile of the old school Nixie Tube displays that so many of us are enamored with.
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“Look What You’ve Done to Me, MAKE Magazine!”

“Look What You’ve Done to Me, MAKE Magazine!” | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
In response to my Introduction to MAKE post for the CNN segment that broadcast today, Johnny Carlos, a new “convert” to making, shared this video celebrating his recent purchase of a Maker Shed Getting Started with Arduino kit.
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This Saturday, Feb 18: Young Makers/Open MAKE at the Exploratorium

This Saturday, Feb 18: Young Makers/Open MAKE at the Exploratorium | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
© The Exploratorium Come to the Exploratorium this weekend as the Tinkering Studio hosts the second of four Open MAKE Saturdays. Explore your own creativity with makers from around the Bay Area, who will share their art, ingenuity, and techniques...
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Ask MAKE: Turning Heartbeats into Drum Beats

Ask MAKE: Turning Heartbeats into Drum Beats | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
David asks:
I got your heat rate monitor and I’m planning to use it in a part of my live show where I bring an audience member up on stage and use their heartbeat as the kick drum that we then play along to for a song.
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What's In Your DIY Toolkit?

What's In Your DIY Toolkit? | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
What's In Your DIY Toolkit?LifehackerWhether your project of choice involves getting arms deep in the guts of your own hand-built PC, a fancy Arduino project, some basic home repairs, or you like to get dirty under the hood of your car, you probably...
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Extremely Impressive DIY RGB Laser Projector

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An electronics student Poland is well on his way to a lucrative career if he keeps coming up with great projects like this RGB laser projector made from scratch.
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Sci Tech Watch: An Introduction to MAKE

Sci Tech Watch: An Introduction to MAKE | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
We've got a lot of different things going on and are tremendously excited by the work we do and the global community of do-it-yourself (DIY) enthusiasts with whom we collaborate. MAKE is a division of O'Reilly Media, the ...
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Hackers In Space: Hackerspace Global Grid Interview

Hackers In Space: Hackerspace Global Grid Interview | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Interestingly enough, there is already considerable work being done on the second phase of this plan by the Copenhagen Suborbitals, and...
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Hackerspace at the ANAT 3D printing event.

Hackerspace at the ANAT 3D printing event. | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Yesterday ANAT held an event examining the impact of 3D printing technologies on the future of manufacture.  A full program can be found here: http://www.anat.org.au/2012/02/3d-printing-forum-riaus-monday-20th-february/ For information on...
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24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement

24 Incredible Hackerspace Projects from the DIY Movement | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
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Join today’s new revolution in creativity and community: hackerspaces. Stop letting other people build everything for you: Do it yourself.Read More....
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HOWTO make animatronic cat-ears

Karen sez, "Instructables user abetusk has designed her own animatronic cat ears." Holy awesomely cute. I mean keee-yooo-te.
I saw the demo video for the neurowear "necomimi" brain controlled cat ears and I thought they were pretty awesome.
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How to make a shield for your arduino

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As a hobbyist, we often want to extend the functionality of our arduino board. In order to minimize wires and maximize functionality, we design special need-based ‘shields‘.
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High-Tech Pinewood Derby Racetrack Resolves Race Times 0.00005 Seconds

High-Tech Pinewood Derby Racetrack Resolves Race Times 0.00005 Seconds | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
I asked Cub Scout parent Eldon Asp to describe the cool extruded aluminum racing tracks for the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby held in Manhattan Beach, CA last week.
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Hard Drive POV Clock

Hard Drive POV Clock | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Jason Hotchkiss made this amazingly geeky timepiece using persistence of vision and an old hard drive. All the code and schematics are available on Github and he’s diligently documented the process of making it on his blog, Stuff and Nonsense.
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Air-Powered Origami Robot

Air-Powered Origami Robot | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
This “multi-gait soft robot” may be moved by sequentially inflating its various air pockets. Kinda creepy-cool the way it undulates under an obstacle!
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In the Maker Shed: The Pulse Sensor

In the Maker Shed: The Pulse Sensor | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
Do you want to add a more “human element” to your next project? The Pulse Sensor, available in the Maker Shed, measures subtle changes in light from expansion of the capillary blood vessels to sense your heartbeat.
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Solar Sinter solar-powered 3D printer turns sand into glass, renews our faith in higher education (video)

Solar Sinter solar-powered 3D printer turns sand into glass, renews our faith in higher education (video) | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it

"Solar Sinter uses the sun's rays in place of a laser and sand in place of resin, in a process that is perhaps more visually stunning than the results." Video of the sinter in operation is included in the article.

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Program a microcontroller over the Internet

Program a microcontroller over the Internet | Maker Stuff | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to program a microcontroller "in the cloud," you might want to head over to Inventor Town, an online IDE that allows you to write and compile firmware for the MSP430 series of microcontrollers.
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