Hands-On Gifts for Hackers, Makers and the DIY Obsessed

Hi there, I'm Phil. I live in an electronics factory, and regularly need to pluck microcontrollers out of my feet when walking around barefoot. I thought I could bring some of that joy to you in a gift guide. » 11/18/09 1:00pm 11/18/09 1:00pm

Citizen Engineer Releases a Comic All About SIM Hacking (and Tosses in…

Phil Torrone and Limor Freid of Adafruit Industries have a video project called Citizen Engineer, where they aim to educate and entertain when it comes to various aspects of open source hacking. Now they've released a comic to go with it. » 7/09/09 9:20pm 7/09/09 9:20pm

Let's Get Busy: Songs to Listen to While Making Things

Phil Torrone, senior editor of MAKE and creative director for DIY site Adafruit, is a DIY guru and all-around good guy. So we had him give us good songs to listen to while building stuff. » 4/16/09 2:00am 4/16/09 2:00am

Tweet-a-Watt, Because It's OK To Brag About Energy Efficiency

Phil at Make has developed a mod for the Kill-A-Watt power meter: Tweet-a-Watt transmits your daily power usage to Twitter via PC, so friends and strangers will know you're a smug, super-green SOB. » 1/21/09 8:40pm 1/21/09 8:40pm

At Gizmodo Gallery: Free DIY Laser Etching

I've always been fascinated with the idea of laser etching all my tech gear, and it looks like I would finally be able to do it at the Gizmodo Gallery. Thanks to Make's Phil Torrone and his laser machine, anyone walking in the Gizmodo Gallery would be able to tattoo their metal gadgets with Phil's laser, absolutely … » 11/25/08 11:15am 11/25/08 11:15am

Maker Faire Hits Bay Area May 3 and 4

Maker Faire is in town again, hitting up the bay area with their ridiculously dangerous projects and robots and flaming robot projects this May 3 and 4. If you're in town, you should stop by and see what the crazy doctor Phil Torrone has cooking for you. At the very least, you can stop by and say hi to the Giz folks… » 4/22/08 5:45pm 4/22/08 5:45pm

Giz and Justin.tv at Maker's Faire Now

Justin.tv is a Giz fan, and I'm a Justin fan, so we're going to cover Maker's Faire and visit Phil Torrone together. Justin stream after the jump, Giz posts on the home page. » 5/19/07 3:55pm 5/19/07 3:55pm

Laser Etched Sushi

Phil Torrone thinks etching laptops is already old news. We asked him to grab a bite to eat and he emailed us back with these photos of his laser etched dinner, some dried seaweed. I'll take some of that. Maybe a little laser seared tuna, too? And could you guys remove this hairy mole on my back, please? Sweet, thanks. » 12/12/06 10:44pm 12/12/06 10:44pm