The worldwide maker community has become so large that it can be hard to keep up with. In the past 10 years, the number of makerspaces worldwide has increased by 1,400 percent. That doesn't take into account the number of makers who comprise online communities like ours. A lot of awesome creations go unnoticed because they are posted on websites like imgur, which has a very broad scope of topics. I thought it would be fun to highlight some maker projects that you might have missed. Here are some of my favorites so far from July!
Iron Throne Phone ChargerThis project doesn't have much electronics to it, in fact, the only electronic part of it is a micro USB cable. But my inner fanboy just can't resist a good Game of Thrones-themed project! This iron throne for your smart phone was made by the user NaturalNerdy, who has made some awesome projects with precision wood cutting and LEDs. She also has a Youtube channel called Natural Nerd.
The iron phone charger was comprised mostly of tiny plastic cocktail swords. The swords were glued to a wooden cutout in a throne shape with some foam edges to get the shape right. A micro USB cable is run through a corner at the bottom of the back end and the part that connects with the phone sits upright on the seat. The swords were super glued to the throne, spray painted, and then hand painted over to look metallic. You can view her tutorial video below, and be sure to check out her website Natural-Nerd.com!