It’s easy to be enticed by five-minute Weekend Projects Podcasts: they teach you how to make things worth showing your friends (watch how to create a T-shirt cannon) in addition to things you never thought you’d be interested in (such as an origami flower out of three $1 bills). Make Magazine, a resource for do-it-yourself types, promises “technology on your time” and delivers great instructional videos that show just how simple building a robot can be. Craft, the newest undertaking from the Make publishers, has created a Pattern Podcast that could be endlessly useful to creative young city dwellers this holiday season. The array of formats on both sites (MP4, Blip, Hi-Def, PDF, iTunes subscription) should tide you over until the next Maker Faire create-it-yourself convention comes to San Mateo in May.
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