My ice maker makes ice (yeah) and the auger will turn when depressing the plate on the front of the refrig door. But the little trap door will not open to let the ice drop down. Do I have to replace the whole ice maker or is there any trick to fixing this myself? [more inside]
posted by shaarog
on Sep 8, 2014 -
I am desperately seeking a reliable coffee maker that makes a decent cup. What are your suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild
on Sep 7, 2014 -
Hi, simple question here. My friends and I are designing logos on photoshop. We'd like to put the finished logos on some shirts what we'll probably wear for a marathon. I'd love to hear some recommendations on what reputable online sites you might have used - I found a a decent bunch of choices on google, but can't seem to find reviews so It'd be nice to have some anecdata.
posted by CottonCandyCapers
on Jun 29, 2014 -
One of the first issues of Maker Magazine had a project to build a backyard modern shed/office with simple materials bought at any home improvement store. I've been Googling all morning but can't seem to find the plans online or any references to the project since the magazine has launched Maker Shed as their store for buying stuff, which muddies the results. Can anyone help me find this project?
posted by mathowie
on Jun 28, 2014 -
I need to take masters credit worthy classes, I already have a Masters degree so want to take a greater range of courses. What classes would you put in a Masters degree for someone as part of the "Maker" community? [more inside]
posted by dstopps
on Jun 26, 2014 -
I'm much of the way through building a TRS Drawbot
robotic arm thingy, and I need to buy cable organizer / management clips more or less like this
that are large enough to hold a sharpie (or similar-sized) marker.
The Make Magazine project was sponsored by a US retailer that doesn't exist in Canada, and I'm having trouble locating an equivalent or serviceable substitute on short notice here.
If you've seen these or something that you think would work in a pinch around - at a national chain, or somwhere in the downtown/East end Toronto areas - I'd really appreciate your help! [more inside]
posted by onshi
on Jun 5, 2014 -
What are your go-to craft projects for gift giving? What handmade goods do you like to receive? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on May 3, 2014 -
I've inherited some very old Family Tree Maker TRT and IDX files now but find no version that can read them. I'm looking for someone who has an old version of FTM which can read the TRT & IDX files and export the data in the standard GEDCOM format. Please help! [more inside]
posted by queue_strategy
on Feb 28, 2014 -
We have a pony cart, and are trying to replace the wheels (from 20" to 26"). Can anyone help with part identification and / or suggest next steps? [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl
on Feb 24, 2014 -
I'm trying to find more about a pair of jumping stilts
that I saw at maker faire (2013 Bay Area) that are substantially different form any I've seen online. Does anyone know anything about these - they had a glossy metallic-red (almost Ironman-like?) nearly-knee-high boot instead of the usual clamps, and the spring power seemed to come from a lot of black rubber cording bunched in the rear as if a calf muscle (I don't recall the mechanism, but bungie cording suggests it's different to the blade-spring traditional design). Are these something that can be purchased, or were they a maker-crafted one-off?
posted by anonymisc
on Nov 5, 2013 -
I am in need of a good quality label maker soley for network/power/fiber cable identification in our server rooms and data center. [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple
on Jul 5, 2013 -
So I started a little maker-project,but I am new to all this and don't know the correct vocabulary to get what I need. What I need is a screw-nut with a little threaded hole in it's side so I can secure it with a little screw on the threaded rod I screw the srew-nut onto. It looks like this
. Bonus points if you can tell me the german word for it.
My second question is for a nice Forum where I can ask those beginners questions about mechanical problems. Maybe a nice Maker forum where all kinds of stuff like this and Arduino, 3D printing etc. question can be asked.
posted by SweetLiesOfBokonon
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I've been building guitar pedal kits from buildyourownclone
, and it's been great fun. I'm running out of pedals I want to make for myself, and am looking for other projects, like this stereo tube amp
, and maybe this sous vide
. Can you recommend more electronics projects (preferably kits, so I don't have to scrounge for parts) that are cool and look good at the end? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Mar 21, 2013 -
Please help me find creative outlets that don't require living in one place or computer screen time, that aren't repetitive, and that pack small. [more inside]
posted by aniola
on Dec 16, 2012 -
Hello Austin, Where are my people?
I recently moved to Austin, TX from Fargo, ND (of all places).
I've quickly discovered that this place is flooded with awesomeness, to a point of being mildly overwhelming.
Thus, I am asking for help with finding things and people with similar tastes.
I am, a maker crafts person type, I mostly sew and knit but I have a background in sculpture and some interest in learning electronics.
I am also a cyclist, who loves chill coffee houses and a sense of community.
I'm looking for:
1. a place to consign/wholesale goods I make, mainly plush toy monsters, before the holiday season. also craft fairs
2. a couch, or a place to find a couch (secondhand); thrift stores dont seem to have much in the way of furniture.
3. a good, non-chain, hardware/surplus store.
4. a good fabric store
5. a job
6. fellow makers
posted by misformiche
on Oct 21, 2012 -
Windows DVD Maker - the files I want to burn are 16:9. The setting for DVD Aspect Ratio in WDM is 16:9. The TV it is being played on is 16:9. The resulting DVD is 16:9 but... [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Aug 19, 2012 -
My Bodum french press is broken and I need a replacement part...but it isn't the carafe. [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Mar 30, 2012 -
How do makers, hackers, and artists go about creating prototypes when they don't know where to start? [more inside]
posted by jfoo
on Mar 16, 2012 -
I am the proud new owner of a soldering iron. What are some good first projects? Must be cheap and at least marginally useful. Blinky lights are a plus! [more inside]
posted by Scientist
on Mar 15, 2012 -
What fun things could I do with my old 15" MacBook Pro whose graphics chip just kicked the bucket? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Jan 21, 2012 -
Windows Live Movie Maker (WLMM) in Windows 7 versus Windows Movie Maker (WMM) running on 64bit Vista. When I upgrade my computers to Windows 7, I will be forced to use Windows Live MM. I love WMM and use it daily. What will I love and what will hate/miss when I finally have to go with WLMM? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Nov 25, 2010 -
Looking for freeware software to create Flash slideshows with audio options. Does such a thing exist and if so, where? Thanks.
posted by watercarrier
on Apr 20, 2010 -
About 5 years back there was an online PC retailer who had this fantastic looking website with all these super-powered liquid-cooled PCs. But when people went to order them, they didn't have any to sell. [more inside]
posted by smoothvirus
on Apr 13, 2010 -
My espresso maker just gave up the ghost, after 15 years of great coffee and service. What's a really dependable, good new machine to purchase? [more inside]
posted by zenpop
on Sep 26, 2009 -
I'm having a problem installing Family Tree Maker 2010 - and I am getting an error message I don't understand. [more inside]
posted by chickaboo
on Sep 10, 2009 -
Soon, I'm going to have a nice cash bonus at work and about two weeks of vacation time. I don't have enough money for a travel-vacation, so I figured I'd turn it into a learning-vacation: I'm going to focus on playing guitar, but also, I'd like to learn some 101-DIY electronics projects. I adored Lego Mindstorms as a kid, then kind of gave it up for awhile. Now I'm looking for something similar. More inside! [more inside]
posted by GilloD
on Jun 18, 2009 -
How can I go about getting the latest version 2.1 of Windows Movie Maker for Windows XP? I currently have version 2.0 and have SP2 installed. However, Movie Maker is nowhere to be found on Microsoft Update, despite what Microsoft says. [more inside]
posted by dustinAFN
on Nov 2, 2007 -
So I’ve built my Construction Cam
but I’m less than happy with the quality of the Logitech Quickcam 4000 I’m using. What are my low-cost options for taking good quality outdoor pictures from an old Laptop with USB 1.1 running Ubuntu 7.4? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Where can I find the personal 12 oz. coffee maker like I used while staying at the Westin Ottawa for purchase? [more inside]
posted by jcummings1974
on Jun 21, 2007 -
I was gonna ask how to make good coffee with this
expresso maker, but now I have to ask how to make it come back to life at all! [more inside]
posted by notsnot
on Sep 14, 2006 -
For those of you that make own yogurt, do you have a favorite yogurt maker? Which work best? Favorite recipes? Tips? Is it better to get a single, quart jobbie, or is it better to get the one with the individual containers?
I'd like to start making my own yogurt, but I want to make it as easy as possible.
posted by GernBlandston
on Sep 6, 2006 -
What is the best way to go about cleaning a very dirty pasta maker? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Dec 10, 2005 -