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The Mill on FOX 9

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Check out FOX 9 on Monday morning (Dec 3rd) at 6:45am, 7:35am, 8:40am and 9:30am for a story about us!

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Kits are fun!

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Hardware and electronics kits can be big (or small) fun. Check out this fun little rolling-ball sculpture.

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Bringing bicycle building to the masses!

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Every cyclist agrees at some level there is nothing on this earth more beautiful than a handbuilt masterpiece.  But the word of bike building has remained outside the realm of the DIY audience of tinkerers, craftspeople etc. The nomenclature and complexity of the craft can be a real barrier to entry.  Desirable parts and materials are available if you know where to look but assembling the right components at a good price is a momentous task for the newbie.  Enter the Jiggernaut.  Mixed Media Engineering has taken the guesswork and a number of sizable hurtles out of the way so anyone with a little knowhow can get started in the craft of bicycle frame building.  By offering complete frame and fork kits,  blue prints, as well as flat pack jigs to hold everything in place they have the hobbyist bike builder on their way to the first success for under $400!

This Minneapolis company launched their first successful Kickstarter in February 2012 and are back to kickstarter with more product kits. Check out and support the project HERE!

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Custom Artisans, Meet Consumers

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Custom craftspeople have an ever growing set of tools to help them reach customers.

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The Fixer’s Manifesto

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We love this list and as any maker resource should be, it's open source so you can tweak and edit at will.

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The Quarterdeck Striker

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John Hilgenberg took a wooden nut-cracker gift from his granddaughter and created an electromechanical wooden clock. Watch the video of his interesting design go to work.  

 

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Make Your Own Toy Xylophone

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Check out another great handmade Christmas gift idea! This simple project is great for all skill levels to take on.  

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‘Swing’

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'Swing' is the playful creation that uses the motion of swings to produce electricity. The swing set is built on top of wooden pallets that hide the electrical system underneath. Watch the video of this innovative structure at work.   

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We All Live in a Red Bull Submarine

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Nathan Knutson and his 1.21 Jigawatts team created this extraordinary game of games right here at the mill in July. They're interactive submarine simulates various threats and with any hesitation the alarms sound, the sub shakes, and the players are soaked with sprinklers. Read more about the Red Bull sponsored 72-hour build compition and watch the game in action. 

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Rocking Knit

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Students of University of Art and Design Lausanne (ECAL) showcased their 'rocking knit' design on Saturday at ECAL's low-tech factory expostion. Damien Ludi and Colin Peillex created this beanie knitting chair to run off of no more than the relaxed motion of a rocking chair. Watch the impressive chair get to work in the video. 

 

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Craft’za and The Mill featured on Fox9

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M.A. Roskotakes of FOX9 stopped by to talk with a few of the vendors for Craft'za, a holiday themed craft show at the Soap Factory November 17th from 10am to 5pm.

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Spark Kickstarter Launches!

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A steady stream of Kickstarters are getting help from the community and equipment at The Mill.

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CAD files for custom Jeep parts!

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Continuing the trend of catering to folks with access to makerspaces and manufacturing equipment, Flatland 4x4 sells plans for custom Jeep bumpers and skid plates.

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3D Printed Aston Martin Used in Skyfall

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3D printing is showing up in all kinds of places these days. The filmakers working on Skyfall printed a replica of a rare Aston Martin so they wouldn't have to blow up the orginal.

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MAKE International 3D Printing Meetup

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Now happening in over 125 communities!
Nov 15, 2012 - 8pm

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Quadcopter Build

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Micah, member of The Mill, took his latest project out for a test spin today. Watch the quadcopter take flight. 

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Arctic Flight on Kickstarter

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Innovation happening at The Mill! Check out this member project on Kickstarter.

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rocking-2-gether chair 2.1

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Paul Kweton's rocking-2-gether chair is a combination of a rocking chair and dog/cat house. The chair is made out of CNC milled birch plywood. The design process and final full scale prototype of the rocking-2-gether chair showcases the successful combination of digital modeling and digital fabrication.

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Holiday Classes

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Get ready for the holiday season with one of our new Holiday Classes. Mill-made gifts make the best gifts!

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