The Most Brilliant DiY Tutorial Channels to Watch on YouTube Right Now

Years ago, wannabe engineers might’ve sat in a basement tearing up VCRs to concoct homemade electronics, pounding can after can of Tab to fuel their DiY compulsions. That’s still happening today—except with DVD burners, cans of Red Bull, and with millions of people watching the mad scientists on YouTube. »5/06/15 10:20am5/06/15 10:20am

​How Autodesk's Experimental Lab Gave Us an Odd Little Star Wars Movie

The long rectangles of San Francisco's famous piers gave the city a blocky, geometric border with the Bay over a century ago. Now these abandoned remnants of the Barbary Coast are being rejuvenated by companies like software giant Autodesk, whose Pier 9 Workshop is so experimental that it feels like science fiction. »3/30/15 10:00am3/30/15 10:00am

How Makers Are Desktop-Fabricating a Revolution of Things

When I was in high school in the late 1970's, we had workshop class as part of the "Industrial Arts" curriculum. It wasn't quite clear why this was a required credit—we lived in suburb of Washington, D.C., and there were no factories around and most of my friends' parents were lawyers and government workers. But… »10/03/12 9:00am10/03/12 9:00am

Under $20 MAKE Electronics Gift Guide Good For Frugal Holiday Season

Times may be hard »11/18/08 10:15am11/18/08 10:15am economically, but you don't need to give your electronics-DIY enthusiast friend a naff present, thanks to MAKE's sub-$20 Electronics Gift Guide. In fact, some of the items listed are so neat I'm tempted to gift a couple to myself right now... There's a DIY battery-powered USB charger kit good for…