Maker Faire halts operations and lays off all staff

Financial troubles have forced Maker Media, the company behind crafting publication MAKE: magazine as well as the science and art festival Maker Faire, to lay off its entire staff of 22 and pause all

TechCrunch Makers: Bonobos Headquarters Ramps Up For The Holidays

When I first approached Bonobos for an episode of TC Makers I was convinced I’d be able to visit a huge warehouse at the edge of town where a gaggle of monkeys was sewing together travel jeans a

In Which The Maker Faire Restores Your Humble Correspondent’s Faith In Humanity

<a href="" rel="attachment wp-att-557254"><img src="" alt="" title="dragon" width="300" he

The Binary Low Table Looks Like A Borg Starship

<img src="" />Rather than throwing a bunch of toxic, sharp computer parts into the landfill, <a href="http://brcdesigns.c

For The Tinkerers: The 3X3X3 LED Cube Kit

<img src="" />I just love the stuff from Makezine -- tinkering and programming bring back such good memories. If you like tinkering w

Insert smiley emoticons hands-free with Auto Smiley

<img src="" />What would you do with the openFrameworks and an hour to kill? Would you create an application to detect when you're smilin

The coolest clock you're going to see today: strobing LED hard drive digital clock

<img src="" alt="" title="strobe-clock" width="272" height="350" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-144274" /> Making clocks out

DIY: It's a ring on a stick!

So this doesn’t really serve any practical purpose, but it’s definitely cool. One of the frequent contributors to Make just created a captive ring demonstration using an aluminum rod and a

DIY: Build your own vacuum tube Tesla coil

<img src="" />Who doesn't want their own Tesla coil? Particularly if you can get one that isn't incredibly dangerous or e

Microfridge keeps a single can cold, looks like crazy science

<img src="" /> This is the kind of device I would think to find in the Delorean from <em>Back to the Future</em>. Christopher Ll

What's a mouse-a-sketch? I don't know, but it looks awesome

<img src="" /><a href="">MAKE calls it an XY table</a>,

Tiny coil gun powered by camera battery is cute 'n deadly

<img src="" />It's only deadly to paper, but hey. We here at CrunchGear love our coil guns. Tesla coil guns, Wiimote coil guns,

The Story of the Littlest Drill

[flickr video=3638549529 secret=932565358f w=640 h=480] Not much of a story, really. Once upon a time, a guy thought, “Couldn’t a ‘pager motor’ power a tiny drill?” And i

Video: Satanic Walkerbot will haunt your dreams

<img src="">Our buddy <a href="">Phil Torrone at Make</a> built one of these <a HREF="http://www.

Transmutant: making stuff every 12 year old boy should love

<img title="transmutants" src="" />Take one part Junkyard Wars, add a smattering of Pimp My Ride, and toss in some Monty Python, Ru

DIY cigar box amplifier

<img src="" />Not much detail here, but some creative soul squeezed a Fender amp into an old cigar box. Although not entirely practi

Cute, handmade iOwl cord manager

<img src="" />Finally, a DIY project that seems fairly simple to do: take a piece of wood, cut several holes in it, and make it look like an

Can't afford a Puma? Try the Legway

<img src="" />I made my feelings on the <a href="

Video: Presenting the "transistor"

<img src="">It's been a few years since we first heard of small devices that can amplify small signals called "tubes." Intere

DIY "Bristlebot" hijacked without credit by toymaker

<img src="" />Some time ago, a fun little project was put up on MAKE: attach a vibrating motor to the head of a toothbrush, power it, and w
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