Jordan Reeves is making Barbie more inclusive by partnering with Mattel to make dolls with disabilities. At 13 years old, Reeves’ Maker cred is already impressive. She created her own 3D-printed, unicorn horn-shaped, glitter-shooting prosthetic that fits her left arm, which ends just above the elbow. Her Unicorn Project inspired Jordan and her mom to start a non-profit, Born Just Right, to help other kids with limb differences learn to improve their lives with making too. Continue reading Dolled Up
Nisan Lerea and Matt Nowicki are entrepreneurs and former engineering students from the University of Pennsylvania. For their senior project, they needed a water jet to cut steel–but the university didn’t have one. So, they built their own small, affordable iteration. They’re now co-founders of Wazer, an affordable personal water jet cutter. Read their story here.
How does what you see through the phone affect how you approach the world? Wired explores this in depth, from selfies that make you self-conscious to landscapes that take you out of the world.
Watching gears turn is somehow immensely satisfying. They’re even better when you make them yourself! Watch this video for intricate moving paper gear ornaments and then learn this engineering origami method.