This Secret Treasure Room May Be The Best Birthday Present Of All Time

When Sarah Goer and her husband discovered a disused storage space attached to their son's room, they decided to convert it into a Secret Treasure Room. For years, they concealed the room's entrance with a dresser, waiting for the perfect moment – their son's fourth birthday – to reveal its existence. Here, Sarah… » 8/10/14 1:00pm 8/10/14 1:00pm

Hero Dad Builds An Amazing Interactive Spaceship For His Son's Bedroom

MAKE Magazine's Jeff Highsmith wanted to build his 4-year-old son an interactive model of an Apollo spacecraft. The result was the surprisingly complex play area seen here – but to really appreciate the thought and effort that went into this project, you really must watch the making-of video. Seriously, this'll blow… » 8/01/14 10:33am 8/01/14 10:33am

Digitally inclined DIY-ers rejoice! MAKE Magazine is now available for iPad. Not only is it cheaper than the print edition ($20 vs. $35), it's also upped its distribution frequency from quarterly to bi-monthly! (via BoingBoing) » 1/23/14 7:00pm 1/23/14 7:00pm

How To: Make geometric models out of straws and coffee stirrers

Over at Make Magazine, Iann Gonsher shares this remarkably simple (not to mention totally free, if you count your latte as admission) method for building cool geometric models. "The baristas don’t tend to mind," he writes, "especially if you tip generously." » 10/15/13 2:20pm 10/15/13 2:20pm

Best mad scientist deal of the day: 40% off ebook versions of MAKE…

If you like to do things like build your own guitar, send your mobile phone into space, knit armor, and stick LEDs on every possible surface, then you need MAKE magazine in your life. It's full of cool articles and how-tos for people who want to work in a mad science lab - and the people who love mad scientists. Today… » 1/14/11 2:30pm 1/14/11 2:30pm

An Overload Of Scifi Toys

Phillip Torrone of the awesome DIY magazine MAKE: covered Toy Fair in New York City with a massive onslaught of photographs. While we told you about some of the items we wanted, Phillip went through his 500+ photos and tagged everything scifi related for us with "io9." What a guy. You can check out all of his scifi… » 2/22/08 6:51pm 2/22/08 6:51pm