Thursday, August 29, 2013

Maker Pro Newsletter

“We can create and engineer the type of world we want to live in.” From the editors of MAKE magazine, the Maker Pro Newsletter is about the impact of makers on business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. […]

A Weekend of Celebrating New Mexico’s Makers

The second annual Albuquerque Mini Maker Faire takes place this weekend, August 24 and 25, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park, and it looks like it’s going to be a great show. One of our favorite New Mexico-based artists, Christian Ristow, will be there with his […]

Freakin’ Sweet Knots

My Dad’s been teaching me how to tie knots since I was a kid. I’ve been able to tie a bowline backwards or forwards in seconds for as long as I can remember. It was the practical knots that always stuck — I wasn’t as interested in the decorative knots. […]

DIY Hacks & How To’s: Arduino Controlled Solar Fountain

A fountain can make a nice decorative fixture for your garden. But it isn't always easy to run a power cord out to where you want it. So I decided to run it on solar power. The system is controlled by an Arduino. This allows you to save energy by programming when the fountain will be turned on.

Intern’s Corner: Taking off With the Tesla

I am an engineering intern here at MAKE. I’m on the Interns' Corner just to tell everyone about my summer experience here in the MAKE Labs.

Use a Transistor for a Liquid-Triggered Switch

Garrett used a TIP-120 Darlington transistor, a capacitor, a resistor, and a heat sink to create a sensor that can detect when its electrodes have been immersed in a conductive liquid.

Young Makers Define Classroom Learning

Young makers define classroom learning through their curiosity and zeal for active learning.