MAKE: Makers Newsletter

Candy Canes
Tuesday December 20, 2016
Watch How Delicious Candy Canes Are Made by Hand
Are you into the traditional cane shape or do you prefer sticks? Peppermint or fruity? Either way, here are eight (!) different videos of how to make these special Christmas treats.
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Building a Sci-Fi Octopus for ’80s-Style Practical Effects
In a throwback to ’80s cyberpunk, Attack of the Cyber Octopuses features cool 3D-printed practical effects. Check out how they did it!

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The Ancient Pixels of Banna’i Brickwork
Long before the first digital pixel, Middle Eastern architects and builders used bricks and tiles to create pixelated patterns on structures. The technique, which is still in use today, is known as banna’i. Goli Mohammadi reports as part of our special “Heirloom Tech” series focusing on the beautiful math of ancient Iranian design.

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Understanding Battery Basics
Get the 411 on the basics of battery tech with the latest Collin’s Lab episode. Check out the various battery form factors, basic battery specs, chemical formulations, and the strengths and weaknesses of the various battery types.

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Scotland Symons

Maker Spotlight: Scotland Symons
Scotland Symons is a prolific maker with her hand in a wide variety of projects. Her tip: failure is always an option.

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Christmas Light Stars

Fun with Christmas Lights
Here are a number of fun projects we’ve featured over the years to help inspire some of your own ideas for making strings of lights, augmenting your lights with crafty projects, and keeping your lights on.

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Give the gift of six monthly kits that teach electronics, engineering, and coding principles. Each kit is designed and tested to be kid-and-family-friendly, and includes everything you need to build a new project each month.
NexD1 printer brings polyjet-style 3D printing and conductive resins to consumers.
This excerpt from Charles Platt’s new book, Make: Tools, takes a brief look at various types of handsaws, saw styles, how they cut, and basic power vs. handsaw considerations.
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