With enough inspiration, the world is your playground - that's why this issue we're bringing you 16 of the best DIY toys and games to keep boredom at bay.
- Get started with surface mount soldering
- Make Islamic-inspired geometric LED patterns
- Building an aeroplane powered by the super duper supercapacitor
- Drool over the finest 3D printed guitar we've ever seen
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Table of Contents
Toy and Games
How I Made: Greening the Spark
In the workshop
Tutorial Surface-mount soldering
Tutorial Raspberry Pi
Tutorial Powered flight
Tutorial Metal stamping
Tutorial Raspberry Pi Pico
Tutorial 3D printing
Best of Breed Robot pets
Review Adafruit Feather RP2040 Scorpio
Review Raspberry Pi Pico Debug Probe
HackSpace Magazine: Issue 65
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There's a huge range of computer-controlled machines used by makers - 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC mills and more - but the plotter is the easiest to make. This makes it a great build for getting started in the world of computer-controlled machines. For around £15 you can create your own drawing machine with our guide.
- Learn how hydra...
As children we were told not to play with our food. As adults, we can do whatever the heck we like. Join us this month to celebrate the joy of messing around with food, whether that's grilling cheese, making coffee, or automating the construction of tacos.
- Find things to make and do with polystyrene
- Drool over a 3D printed chocolate Je...
You might think that the next big leap in 3D printing would come in the form of a pristine white box from a high-end manufacturing facility. You'd be wrong. The hot new thing in 3D printing is an open source machine you can put together yourself in your kitchen. Come with us, and find out why your next printer should be a Voron.
- Grow food...
Flying machines: humans have always dreamed about flight, but with our puny arms and lack of feathers it's something we've struggled with. No more! Join us as we explore the best, cleverest and most innovative home-made flying machines. Icarus would have been proud!
- Behold: the world's first articulated print-in-place chocolate ...
From component choice, to packaging, to marketing, to the million other things that you need to do when you scale up production, we'll help you turn your project into a product - and along the way it'll help you be a better maker.
- Build a rocket-powered wing-wing glider out of balsa wood and 3D printed parts (it's like the space...
With a little bit of coding, you can breathe life into anything. Discover the building blocks of programming that will take your creations to the next level - whether that's motors, servos, sensors or just adding blinkenlights. Coding is a superpower!
- How to build an elite-level hot air balloon
- Get ready for Christmas with flashy festi...