Robots were supposed to make our lives easier, but where are they? Well, it turns out that if you want to have your own electronic companion, you're probably going to have to make it yourself. This issue, we take a look at how to start your own journey to electro-mechanical mastery. We'll show you how to pick the perfect bits for your robot and put them together. What you do with it is up to you.
Forget the world of work for a while and build a full-sized arcade cabinet, complete with clicky buttons, joystick and even a coin machine to extort money from yourself. We’ll guide you through all the steps needed to make your own personal time wasting machine, from cutting the MDF to setting up your retro gaming platform.
Discover the Feather ecosystem that makes the electronics of your projects as simple as slotting the different modules together. Also inside, we find out what it take to build a full-sized open source robotic dog from YouTube sensation James Bruton and much more.
Woodworking has always seemed equal parts challenging and inviting to us. Where do you even start? You start here: we’ve taken the complex art of woodworking and distilled it to the basics. The tools, the materials you need, and a first project that will get you well on your way to building your own unique creations.
You don't have to understand electronics to be a maker, but adding a few billion electrons can add light, interactivity, motion, or (some limited) intelligence to the things you make. In this issue we'll help you get started with electronics and build better circuits.