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Make an automatic ice fishing jig

An automated spin pike decoy for DIY ice fishing. If you’ve spent most of your life in a relatively warm climate, chances are you think of ice fishing as sitting inside a shack with a line through a hole in the ice, waiting for a fish to bite. Although this type of fishing is certainly […]

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The iBoardbot is an Internet-controlled whiteboard robot

This ATmega32U4-powered bot can precisely draw images, write text and more. The iBoardbot is an Internet-controlled, whiteboard marker-equipped robot that can write, draw and erase on a colorful glass surface. Developed by Scottish startup JJ Robots, the device was designed to serve as a fun and interactive way to keep in touch with family and friends. Whether you’re using it as a Twitter […]

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Unlock your car door with a fistbump

Maker Pierre Charlier shows how he was able to add NFC control to his car door with a KeyDuino. In the year 2016, the idea of having to use an actual key to lock and unlock your car is as obsolete as listening to a cassette tape. Pretty much every vehicle these days comes with a remote, which lets you wirelessly control your doors […]

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3Doodler Start is a child-safe 3D printing pen

Kids can now draw their own 3D creations in thin air. With aspirations of bring 3D printing to the everyday consumer, the WobbleWorks team launched a successful Kickstarter campaign to help fund its 3Doodler 3D printing pen back in 2013. This handheld device lets Makers draw in mid-air or on most surfaces, heating and solidifying plastic material so that the thing being […]

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This machine can solve the Rubik’s Cube in just 0.887 seconds

And you thought you were fast… With their eyes set on the world record, Jay Flatland and Paul Rose last month unveiled an automated machine capable of solving a Rubik’s Cube in 0.9 seconds. However, their glory may be short-lived as fellow Maker and industrial engineer Adam Beer has introduced a robotic contender, named Sub1, that has unofficially sorted the […]

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Dad builds a talking and transforming birthday cake for his son

Maker Russell Munro created an Optimus Prime cake that actually transforms. While Jeff Highsmith may have been the unofficial Maker dad of the year in 2014 with his impressive mission control desk, it looks like we just found 2015’s undisputed champion. That’s because Russell Munro recently created the ultimate birthday cake for his six-year-old son: a talking Optimus Prime cake that actually transforms. According […]

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Set the mood with 512 LEDs in this smart lamp

Tittle Light is the ultimate home lighting décor. As we make the move towards smarter homes, why not add a decorative, element to it? Tittle Light is a connected, color-changing LED lamp that can transform your home environment with custom 3D light animations. Made up of 512 LED lights, Tittle is an interactive lamp that […]

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Take a trip down ‘Memory Lane’ with this artistic project

A mind-blowing series of sculptures and audio-visual works by Félix Luque Sánchez and Iñigo Bilbao. According to its creators Félix Luque Sánchez and Iñigo Bilbao, Memory Lane “consists of a series of sculptures and audio-visual works reproducing relevant places to the childhood of the two authors.” Through a process of 3D scanning and rendering, these places are subtly changed; […]

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Seeeduino Cloud is an Arduino Yún-compatible Wi-Fi board

This new MCU is built around the Dragino HE IoT module and the ATmega32U4. Adafruit has announced the arrival of the Seeeduino Cloud, an Arduino Yún-compatible MCU based on the ATmega32U4 and Dragino HE IoT module. The board features both built-in Ethernet and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi support, as well as USB-A port that makes it perfect for prototype designs requiring network connection and mass storage. The HE — which means “core” in Chinese — […]

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Turn your old soda bottles into 3D printer filament with ProtoCycler

3D printing can now be sustainable and affordable. As if 3D printing isn’t revolutionary enough, Canadian startup ReDeTec has devised a filament extruder that uses plastic waste. A spool of 3D printing filament in one color costs around $30-$50; but if you already recycle your own plastic, your spools are free with ProtoCycler. The team – Dennon Oosterman, […]

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