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Customizing Adaptive Devices for People with Disabilities

Microsoft’s Bryce Johnson and John Helmes Join Make: Editor Caleb Kraft Bryce Johnson works at the Inclusive Tech Lab at Microsoft who is one of the co-inventors of the Xbox Adaptive Controller and the Surface Adaptive Kit. John Helmes is an industrial designer at Microsoft who began creating and customizing devices for his daughter, Jara, […] The...

3D Printing In Ice For Science

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have been hard at work coming up with new technologies for… science or something. What really caught our eye though, is that tiny ice-topus. Ok, to be serious for a bit, this is actually very cool. They’re 3D printing these tiny structures using ice, submerging them in resin, then sublimating the […] The post 3D Printing...

Nerd Out about Music with us on January 26th

A new year means new Hangout & Nerdout topics, and we’re kicking off 2023 with a theme we know you’ll love: Music! We can’t wait for you to nerd out with synth maven Thea “Stargirl” Flowers! You’re going to love hanging out with Erik Oostveen while he shares his open-source music gadgets. And we’re overjoyed […] The post Nerd Out about Music with...

Pixelblaze Pillows: Light Up Your Upholstery With LEDs

It is a profoundly human compulsion to change our environment to suit ourselves, and the quarter-trillion-dollar US home décor industry presents a playful (and profitable) example: We bedeck our living spaces to express ourselves and illustrate our individuality. Colorful light displays decorate busy event spaces like concerts and sports arenas, but...

Embedded LEDs Make The Coolest Birthday Cake You’ve Ever Seen

Natasha Dzurny turned out this really cool project for Element 14. In short, she makes a birthday cake shaped display using flexible LED matrixes. Inspired by Lizzo’s birthday anthem, Natasha decided to make a whole party in the shape of a cake. She started with an Arduino Nano 33it and two LED matrixes and ended […] The post Embedded LEDs Make The...

Building The Ghostwriter AI Typewriter

This crazy AI powered interactive typewriter has been bouncing around the internet since CES recently ended. it’s a pretty great example of putting a professional finish on an interesting piece. Luckily Arvind Sanjeev, the creator, has shared a build breakdown on twitter. Be sure to go read the entire thread, it is fascinating. Arvind started […] The...

Beautiful LED Pendant In Three Steps

Wearable glowing accessories — we often associate them with Halloween costumes or a packed concert. While those are definitely fun, I wanted to make elegant jewelry, fit to wear on a night out with friends or a casual day at work. There’s something magical about LEDs, and I want to carry that magic with me wherever I go. […] The post Beautiful LED...

Review: The Keychron Q10 is a Luxury Mechanical Keyboard with Knobs On

Manufacturer: Keychron URL: https://www.keychron.com Price: $215 I spend a stupid amount of time at my desk every day. I have invested substantially in my computer setup and productivity, with half a dozen computers – covering every major OS – and at least a dozen displays on my crazy IKEA Jerker workstation. I have a bizarre $350 RollerMouse, because...

Make an Iron-on Textile Circuit and Learn All About Wearables

It’s 15 years since LilyPad — learn what’s new and make your first iron-on circuit! The post Make an Iron-on Textile Circuit and Learn All About Wearables appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Solar Power on the Move

It’s fun to use mini solar cells to charge your gear or power small gadgets, and once you’ve learned the basics you can scale up to bigger panels. Let’s explore ways you can harness solar energy for your own DIY projects — mobile, wearable, or otherwise — and say goodbye to (some) batteries and plugging things […] The post Solar Power on the Move appeared...

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