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Archive for the ‘Holiday projects’ Category

postheadericon Patent illustration Valentine’s cards

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Steve Hoefer whipped up these fabulous print-at-home Valentine’s Day cards with particularly romantic patent illustrations. He writes:

For a maker Valentine’s Day is no Halloween. Or even Christmas. In fact on the list of holidays makers get excited over Valentine’s Day is near last, right between Leif Erikson Day and Flag day. And while those are all fine traditions, bu they rarely get people all excited about making stuff for them.

So, in an effort to turn that around I present, straight from the United States Patent Office, Maker Valentine’s Day Cards.

What better way for a maker to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with a celebration of romantic inventions and innovations from times past complete with illustrations.

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postheadericon Top 10: Let it snow

You may have seen some of this stuff lately. Don’t let it slow you down! Instead, here are the ten most popular snow-related posts from our archives to hopefully inspire some snowbound creativity.

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Firefly Workshop’s pedal-powered snow plow

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Homemade snowmobile

#8

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Snow bike kit

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postheadericon Jabba the snowman

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The bleak winter brings out the creativity in all of us, as evidenced by this snow rendition of Jabba the Hutt submitted by caffaknitted to the CRAFT Flickr Pool. Just one more Star Wars snow sculpture and I think we’re onto a trend.

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postheadericon Alden Hart’s robotic Christmas balls

My friend, and MAKE contributor, Alden Hart created this unique holiday display for his house, using four TinyG boards controlling a total of 16 CNC axes, to animate 16 Christmas tree balls with LED throwies inside of them. As his business partner, Riley Porter, says on Flickr: “What the hey?” Riley and Alden are the wireheads behind the TinyG axis-motion controller board. They should have boards available for sale soon.

What is TinyG – and why?

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postheadericon Laser-cut gingerbread

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Malmö, Sweden hackerspace Forskningsavdelningen (“The Research Department”) celebrated the holiday with a little gingerbread, laser etched with some excellent ASCII art… and their founding date in hex, oh yeah!

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