DIY and maker culture DIY and maker culture feed

Join the open source "do-it-yourself" movement with the innovative, useful, and fun projects described in this section.

4 tips for DIY makers

If you're considering making your DIY project open, here are the four things you should consider.
Make your own random number generator

Simulate dice rolls with this wallet-sized alternative.
Free and open sewing patterns gain popularity

Learn how the creation of Makemypattern.com grew and evolved with the increase in popularity of its...
Rapid prototyping 3D tube

Open source and the maker community go together like peanut butter and jelly, from automated 3D...
How to make a lighted, porch bag for Halloween

Step-by-step instructions for making spooky, lighted porch decorations for Halloween.
DIY spooky bottle labels using Inkscape and coffee grounds

How to make Halloween bottle labels with Inkscape, GIMP, and items around the house.
custom-built maker workbench

Bill Rainford's heavy-duty maker workbench features dimmable LED lamps, electrical outlets, sturdy...
author photos with filters

Learn about the Raspberry Pi camera options and fun photo and video projects.