Lightsaber build party!
In just over a week, we'll be mailing and packing our first round of CSEs! We will be boxing up close to 100 lightsaber kits and distributing them all... Read more
RAD learning pecha kucha
Hi everyone! It's been a long time without an update! We went on vacation for a week, and have otherwise been busy busy busy! There have been a few inquiries on... Read more
It's March 1, and as of 12 a.m. this morning, Community Supported Education is FUNDED! Thanks so much to all of our backers, friends, new acquaintances, and everyone who's... Read more
Parts and Crafts builds a treehouse!
It's winter vacation week, which means awesome things are happening ALL DAY, EVERY DAY. This week, a modular treehouse, to be hoisted and secured in an as-yet-to be determined tree,... Read more
Steampunk and stirling engines
Walking into the Charles River Museum of Industry is a mind-tweaking experience -- all the more so when you're surrounded by hundreds of actual (and budding) mechanical engineers who want... Read more
We've been out and about, and so haven't updated recently. Ignite talks, Inventgenuity, Somerville celebrations -- it's been a traveling road show! We've met lots of new people, had some... Read more
A shadowy cabal of really nice people
We've been getting notes from the Postcard Underground! They've been coming in over the past few days -- from Christy in Minnesota, from Lily T, from Sue -- all saying... Read more
We've been working hard at Parts and Crafts trying to get the lightsaber kit into shape for mailing in April. We've been talking about doing a reed switch... Read more
Meeting and making!
What a week! Thirteen days into Kickstarter and we're eighty-nine percent of the way there! Seems entirely possible that this weird little fantasy project might happen after all -- very... Read more
How to make a stained glass contraption
A quick and dirty overview, not meant to be exhaustive.
What you'll need:
Mylar tracing sheet
A variety of shapes and colors of glass
Soldering iron and... Read more
You've got to break a lot of glass to make a window
Stained glass contraptions are a little bit mystical. Like most appropriately awesome objects, they're a mix of high and low: originally conceived as a way to educate an illiterate populace... Read more