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Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Maker Monday #138

Use Bluetooth to Control Your Light Switch from Your Smartphone One big problem with smart light bulbs is that the smarts are in the bulb. They don’t play nice with the light switch on the wall. In fact, you can make most smart light bulb systems unresponsive just by using your wall switch! We really need […]

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Maker Monday #137

Measure Sunlight with a DIY Solar Radiometer By Forrest M. Mims III Sunlight plays huge roles in life as we know it. The red and blue wavelengths of sunlight trigger the photosynthesis that is essential for the growth of plants. The tilt of Earth’s axis causes the seasons: It’s summer in the hemisphere tilted toward […]

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Attend the NoCo Mini Maker Faire

Attend the NoCo Mini Maker Faire Ocotober 8-9, 2016   https://makerfairenoco.com/attend/

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Maker Monday #136

3D Printing on Fabric Want a 3D printed design on your next dress? Or maybe add some interesting accents to your shirt or jacket lapel? You can 3D print directly onto fabric with your home printer using standard PLA, ABS, or other regular filament. 3D printing on fabric retains the flexible properties of the fabrics, doesn’t […]

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Maker Monday #135

Wood Vaneer Roses: Totally Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in Action! I encountered an interesting dilemma this past Valentine’s Day when tasked with the yearly game of “What should I get my Wife?” The usual catalogue of items scrolled through my head – chocolates, we don’t need them; cards, yes but they’re really not that […]

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Maker Monday #134

Controlled Chaos: An Edible Virtual Reality Headset We have an upcoming issue of the magazine that has a section focusing on Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. During one of our meetings, where we discuss the angles we’ll take, topics we’ll cover, visuals we’ll want, and other aspects of the magazine, this crazy idea appeared by accident. […]

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