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17 hours ago in BlogsVideos
Here’s a feature-length video containing every project I documented in 2017. In case you missed any, catch up here and find more info at each project’s link: 2017 Notebook Ring Remake Custom Overalls Internet Valentine Moto Mani Wifi Weather Display...
1 week ago in BlogsVideos
I made this guitar pedal following my friend Randy Sarafan’s design. It is a gift for my brother’s 40th birthday, and since I don’t have an electric guitar to test it with, I had to use our pocket piano. =D...
2 weeks ago in BlogsVideos
The new magazine HackSpace interviewed me for their premiere issue! I was delighted they chose to feature me on the cover as well. Read the interview online Download the magazine free PDF Photos were taken at Maker Faire NY 2017...
3 weeks ago in BlogsVideos
Tutorial on Instructables The post 3D Printer Filament Dry Box appeared first on Becky Stern.
4 weeks ago in BlogsVideos
Full tutorial on Instructables The post Solar Soil Moisture Meter with ESP8266 appeared first on Becky Stern.
1 month ago in BlogsVideos
Full tutorial on Instructables The post Solar Engraving appeared first on Becky Stern.
Full tutorial on Instructables The post Solar USB Charger appeared first on Becky Stern.
2 months ago in BlogsVideos
The first project in my new Solar Class is a classic solar balloon. The post Solar Balloon appeared first on Becky Stern.
Learn a simple technique for changing the connector on a solar panel, battery pack, headphone cable, and more. Full tutorial on Instructables The post Super Clean Cable Splicing appeared first on Becky Stern.
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 months 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...
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...
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.
4 months ago in BlogsVideos
Mini Concrete Planters Using Plastic Bottles
I should have been doing this waaay more often…
5 months ago in BlogsVideos
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...
6 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...
7 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.