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1 week ago in BlogsVideos
In my decade of experience building with and teaching Arduino, I see three mistakes more often than any others. Beginners typically: bite off more than they can chew by attempting to build a project with too many elements at once,...
3 weeks ago in BlogsVideos
Thanks sa_maker for the video! At World Maker Faire this year, I had the great honor of appearing on a panel about YouTube making with Caleb Kraft, Bob Clagett, John Edgar Park, Angus Deveson, and Joel Telling. The post Making...
4 weeks ago in BlogsVideos
My latest project is a vintage Brownie camera fitted with a Raspberry Pi that captures three photos and uploads a resulting GIF to my Tumblr page. In my desire to capture more GIFs (and b-roll of using it) and discover...
1 month ago in BlogsVideos
Here’s how I created custom vinyl stickers for my motorcycle helmet. I was inspired by hand painted helmet designs and chose brush script lettering to communicate my two most common thoughts about drivers while riding my motorcycle in NYC.
2 months ago in BlogsVideos
Mini Concrete Planters Using Plastic Bottles
3 months ago in BlogsVideos
I should have been doing this waaay more often…
I appeared on this episode of the Makers’ Hustle podcast: Amy, Jeff, and Bill are joined by Becky Stern (of Instructables, Adafruit, and Make: Magazine fame) to discuss content creation and what it’s like to be a woman online.
DIY Leather Hair Accessory
Spray Painting a Matte Finish Motorcycle Tank
In this week’s project, I’m upgrading a vintage lamp with voice control using an Amazon Echo and ESP8266 microcontroller. Full tutorial with wiring diagram and code on Instructables.
I am asked frequently what equipment I use to capture and edit my DIY projects, tutorials, and videos. Here’s a comprehensive list of my current arsenal for 2017. I maintain the opinion that you can always take great photos and...
4 months ago in BlogsVideos
1pm PT/4pm ET broadcast of my Instructables Infinity Mirror webinar on Facebook Live! Show is pretaped but I’ll be answering questions live in the chat.
RIP Beatrice, 2000-2017 I made embroidered patches to memorialize my cat, Beatrice. You could use this technique to create an embroidered patch from any image, really. Full tutorial on Instructables
When cherries go on sale, I always whip up at least one batch of brandied cocktail cherries. Find the complete tutorial on Instructables. The recipe is super simple: 1 cup hot water 1/2 cup sugar Pitted cherries 1 cup brandy...
I made a complete writeup about my bullet journal on Instructables. Favorite supplies: Maker’s Notebook Tombow Dual Brush Pens Tombow MONO Permanent Adhesive Applicator Staedtler Triplus Fineliners Super skinny washi tape Sakura Pigma Micron Pens Uni-Ball Signo White Gel Pen...
5 months ago in BlogsVideos
It’s time for another excerpt from my free Instructables jewelry class ! Learn to make these easy wire wrapped and beaded earrings , now with a video describing the process.
I created this sign for the DJ booth at the 8th annual Interactive Show at my local hackerspace, NYC Resistor. The theme this year was The Running Man, the chintzy 1987 sci-fi movie, which takes place in the year 2017....
I use a variety of cutting tools around the studio and home, for all kinds of materials from fabric to metal, and everywhere in between. Here’s a roundup of my favorite cutting tools, in no particular order. Olfa ratchet-lock utility...
6 months ago in BlogsVideos
Full tutorial on Instructables, part of my free Jewelry Class
Full tutorial on Instructables
I finished the first seat for my motorcycle! Check out the complete Instructable for more details.
Last month I went on vacation to southern California, and had the privilege of checking out some of the pieces in the Desert X art show in the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs. The large scale dreamy works in this...
7 months ago in BlogsVideos
To practice sewing upholstery vinyl on my home sewing machine, I whipped up a quick pencil case for holding my bullet journal supplies on vacation in California. Read more in the full tutorial on Instructables.