Monday, July 28, 2014

Pittsburgh as Seen From Duquesne Heights

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Laser-Cut Book Covers

Use this neat technique to make plywood flexible.

3D-Printed Books of Sculpture, Architecture, Ogres

Chicago artist and 3D raconteur Tom Burtonwood is showing off his latest project — a 3D-printed book of six sculptural reliefs produced using 123D Catch, including an awesome colossal Olmec head from ancient Mexico, a medieval Chinese ogre and Bodhisattva, and a Roman emperor. It's a great demo of how to capture priceless sculptures digitally for replication and teaching anywhere.

Project Thunderball Re-Creates the Classic Movie Jetpack

In the James Bond movie Thunderball, 007 packs a sexy, but unrealistic jet pack featuring two rockets that keep him floating awesomely over the landscape. Taking that prop as inspiration, Rodger Cleye built a bi-copter with contra-rotating, gimbaled motors and a PVC frame, with a total weight of 13 pounds including the dummy. Despite this relatively large weight for a RC copter, Rodger still ekes out 10-minute flight times.

Maria Carrillo Maker Camp

What's better than kids making? Kids AND teachers making! In late July and early August, three teachers at Maria Carillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif. held a three-week Maker Camp for a small group of its high-schoolers on campus. Margie Bradylong, Maggie Swarner, and Catherine Borchert (math, science, and art teachers, respectively) collaborated on creating a program that introduced their students to a wide variety of projects and ideas, while also allowing them to time and space to take their own individual ideas and make them into something real and tangible.

MAKE Asks: Tricked out Rides

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

How-to: Detect the Incoming Solar Storm

According to NASA, there's a good chance we are in the midst of a significant solar storm. Detect it with a homemade magnetometer.