MAKE Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

This was an especially beautiful week in the MAKE Flickr pool, and my choices were harder than usual. Our featured image is one of Steve Lodefink’s beautiful pinewood derby cars, which Mark recently covered on Boing Boing. Then there’s a characteristically amazing Space Marine prop helmet made from folded paper by Shawn Thorsson, and a subdued-but-striking shot of a mortise and tenon on David Popdan’s recent Japanese workhorse build. And there was no way I could resist a working LED up the nose, which I fully expect will launch a worldwide fashion craze.

60′s CAN AM from steve_lodefink.

SM Tactical Dreadnought Helmet Papercraft Nightmare Finished

SM Tactical Dreadnought Helmet Papercraft Nightmare Finished from thorssoli.

work horse - through mortise

work horse – through mortise from davidrockdan.

45/52 - Turtle

45/52 – Turtle from Miguel_Coelho.

The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra

The Fifty-Nine Icosahedra from fdecomite.

Blinken lights at Make Tokyo Meeting 07 #mtm07

Blinken lights at Make Tokyo Meeting 07 #mtm07 from Dangerous Prototypes.

Electronics at Make Tokyo Meeting 07 #mtm07

Electronics at Make Tokyo Meeting 07 #mtm07 from Dangerous Prototypes.


Kit-A-Day Giveaway: Herbie the Mousebot Kits (Three!)

We’re giving away amazing kits from our new Make: Ultimate Kit Guide EVERY DAY — thousands of dollars worth of merchandise, including MakerBots!

To celebrate the release of our latest publication, the Make: Ultimate Kit Guide 2012 (and its companion website), we’re giving away at least one of the cool kits reviewed in the issue each day during the holiday season.

Today’s giveaway is a bundle of THREE of the awesome and popular Herbie the Mousebot kits (one red, one white, the one, a $120 value!). Here’s part of Ryan Pederson’s review from the Kit Guide.

I built this Mousebot with my son, who had just turned 10. At first, I had to show him how to solder and helped him align the sides (not too easy), but by the end, he was doing all of the work himself and enjoying the “toughness” of the assembly. This kit is simple, but it demands attention to detail. The fun directions include jokes for kids and adults. All in all, this is a great starter kit, but you’ll need a nice soldering iron.

See the rest of review here.

To be eligible for today’s giveaway, all you have to do is leave a comment below in this post. The entry period for today’s prize will be until 11:59pm PST tonight. We’ll choose one person at random, you’ll be notified by email, and you’ll have 48 hours to respond. The Winners List is kept on the Giveaway landing page. That’s it! No purchase necessary or anything else to do. Please leave only one comment per post. You can enter as many giveaways as you like until you win. This giveaway is for US residents only. You also must be 18 years old to enter (Kids: Ask your parents to enter). See the Kit-A-Day Giveaway landing page for full sweepstakes details and Official Rules.

Important Note: If you enter this drawing, when it’s over, please check the place where you registered to comment (eg. Facebook, Yahoo, Twitter). Some people are winning these kits and then not responding when we send them a message using the available means of contacting them. We want to make sure you get your giveaway!


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