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The ultimate guide to gifting STEM toys: tons of ideas for little builders

Welcome to TechCrunch’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide! Need more gift ideas? Check out our Gift Guide Hub. The holiday season is here again, touting all sorts of kids’ toys that pledge to pack &

Here's how to make Alexa control a toilet — because why not?

Alexa-controlled toilets are a thing in 2018, but cost thousands. An enterprising person can make their own by following these instructions. It takes a bit of work, multiple components and about $750

CEO controversy mars Arduino’s open future

Things in the normally placid world of open source hardware are heating up as major figures in the Maker movement have begun speaking out against the current managing director of Arduino AG, Frederico

Behold! It’s the tiniest MAME cabinet in the galaxy

In the world of MAME cabinetry – essentially a subculture of arcade lovers who build amazing cabinets for their emulators – the goal is usually to either recreate the arcade games of yore

Here’s A Weekend Project For First-Time Tinkerers: Turn Your Converse Into A DIY Light Show

The weekend isn't upon us just yet, but here's a little project to tuck away for when the Sunday doldrums set in -- the New York-based tinkerers/part suppliers at Adafruit Industries have worked up a

Limor Fried Explains Why Adafruit Industries Likes Manufacturing In North America

There's a long-held notion that China should be the go-to place for those in need of inexpensive manufactured products, but some prominent makers don't buy it. Our own John Biggs sat down with Adafrui

TC Makers: A Walk Through Adafruit Industries With Limor Fried

Since we started Makers I've made it a priority to try to visit <a target="_blank" href="">Adafruit Industries</a>, the amazing Manhattan-based electronics shop run by Limor Fri