Crafts

Make a Commodore 64 model in minutes for free!

NEWS – Now is your chance to relive the glory days of personal home computers by making a paper model of the Commodore 64 using Rocky Bergen’s awesome designs. Just print the PDF paper crafts, cut them out, glue or tape them together and you’ll have a tiny replica of my all-time favorite computer. Wow, …

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5StarTool 2600mAh Cordless Lithium Hot Glue Gun review – It’s a game changer!

REVIEW – OK, so I know most people come to the Gadgeteer to read about super high-tech stuff that will revolutionize your life, but as a crafter, this cordless glue gun sets you free!  No longer do you have to huddle by a power outlet or string extension cords through your house (hello, tripping hazard!) …

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This marker burns wood!

NEWS – I’m an avid doodler/wannabe artist/stationery addict. So I’m always surfing for cool new notebooks, pens, and markers. Imagine my surprise when I stumbled upon Scorch Markers which let you do pyrography without a wood-burning tool. If you’re not familiar with pyrography, it’s an art method where you use an electric “pen” to burn …

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Here’s a diy multi-tool kit for your kids

NEWS – Have your kids seen your multi-tools and wanted one of their own but aren’t old enough for such a tool? The Wooden Multi-Tool Kit from CRKT is the perfect alternative. It’s a DIY kit that comes with all the parts needed to construct a model of a multi-tool. Recommended for kids ages 7 …

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FLUX beamo CO2 laser cutter/engraver review

REVIEW – Crafters, makers, and DIYers will be excited about the beamo CO2 laser cutter/engraver from FLUX which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. Let’s take it for a test drive. What’s is it? beamo is an easy to use small tabletop unit that will allow you to cut and/or engrave a variety of materials …

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Check out beamo, an affordable compact laser cutter and engraver for makers

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you think you’re crafty now, just imagine what kind of cool things you can make with a tabletop cutter and engraver like the beamo which just launched on Kickstarter from Flux, the same company who had the successful Flux Delta 3D printer campaign. What is it? beamo is a small desktop …

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Be prepared for the spring gift season with wrap buddies

NEWS – And you thought that the holidays were behind us didn’t you? That’s adorable… Springtime is a busy time for holidays like Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and graduation. That means you’ll need a tool to help you wrap all those gifts you’ll be giving to family and friends. What you need are some …

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This bag is perfect for storing and organizing all those little things you carry

NEWS – I’ve recently started taking knitting classes, and as with everything I do, I make it my mission to find every accessory for the activity to add to my collection.  That means I have a lot of accessories that need to be organized and stored, and I just found the perfect bag for storing …

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Use the Force to make your own lightsaber knitting needles

NEWS – I’m currently learning to knit, and just like with every interest I have, I need to find as many accessories as I possibly can.  While searching for knitting accessories, I discovered plans for making a pair of lighted knitting needles that look like miniature lightsabers on the Instructables website.  You start with Lucite …

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Learn to draw, build, or stitch a galaxy far, far away

Crafty fans of Star Wars will enjoy this series of books from Quarto Knows.  With the Master Models series, you can build scenes from Star Wars movies, construct models of characters (like Darth Vader or R2-D2) or ships (like the Millennium Falcon).  The Learn to Draw series helps you learn, step-by-step, how to draw your …

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Make your own paracord survival bracelets and fobs with this easy to use jig

If you’ve ever looked at someone’s paracord bracelet and thought “hey, I could make that”, now you can. The Jig Bracelet Maker Parachute Cord Survival Wristband Maker Paracord Braiding Weaving DIY Craft Tool Kit from Yakura comes with everything you need (except the paracord!) to make your own survival bracelets, key fobs and more.

i-loom takes friendship bracelet making to a new level

Friendship bracelets weren’t a thing when I was a kid, but if they had been, I would have been all over it because I loved making things. Actually I still do. The i-loom is basically a loom that helps kids and adults weave their own bracelets out of colored string by keeping everything organized and …

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Gadget memories – Ronco Buttoneer

Tragedy struck this morning when the button fell off my pants and I’ve been walking around all day hitching my pants up every so often just because I’m too lazy to go searching for a needle and thread. The situation caused me to remember a gadget from my childhood – the Ronco Buttoneer. Does anyone else remember this …

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JetPens folding pen-style scissors review

JetPens.com offers a wide variety of pens and pencils that will make any stationary addict go into a frenzy. We’ve reviewed several of their writing instruments in the past, but today I want to stray off the beaten path and review something a bit out of the ordinary – scissors. JetPens sent me 3 different …

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