People sometimes ask us what's the big deal with the Maker's Notebook. Why should they care about a book largely filled with blank pages? Well, obviously we think there are all sorts of reasons to care.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.07 at 17:18
Marcy Gunther is the producer of Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman, a reality game show featuring a Host Dog and six real life kids as contestants. Ruff always seems to have something going wrong in the doghouse, and he has the kids help him learn about how to solve the problem with science and engineering.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.07 at 04:32
Mekonik used an Arduino board, solenoid coil, hall effect sensor, and some clever coding to hold a permanent magnet in mid-air - The device uses a small Hall effect sensor (SS19 from Honeywell, available for $0.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.05 at 07:54
The Cheap Vegetable Gardner created this soil moisture sensor using nothing more than picture wall hanging hooks, a soda straw, hot glue, and some Plaster of Paris.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.05 at 05:37
The weekly Lost Knowledge column explores the possible technology of the future in the forgotten ideas of the past (and those slightly off to the side).
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.03 at 18:04
. . . I think we're going to be okay. Brennon Williams (whose work we've blogged about before) is a teen who's passionate about science. Really passionate.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.03 at 06:30
Spatula Tzar, who brought us the controversial fly plane, offers a number of other interested projects, including this ball mill (a device used to crush metals and chemicals into a fine powder), made from mainly junk lying around the lab.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.03.01 at 00:06
Here's a great how-to on building a "liquid fueled" rocket using little more than a fat Sharpie marker, a can of compressed air, and a few more supplies found down on the Cube Farm.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.02.25 at 10:36
The Ideal Gas law (pV=nRT) was first stated by Benot Clapeyron in 1834. Basically, from it we can deduct that if you compress a material quickly, it generates heat.
Via Instructables | Posted on 2009.02.18 at 15:03
@NYC Toy Fair 2009 - TEDCO Toys has an amazing history (the founder was the inventor of the cruise control, he was blind since age 6). Chances are you have probably played with a gyroscope at some point in your life.
Via Makezine | Posted on 2009.02.18 at 13:53