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Oslo Mini Maker Faire Wraps Up

Oslo Mini Maker Faire Wraps Up

Oslo, Norway’s Mini Maker Faire recently concluded and it sounds like a hit! Highlights included a costume workshop, a chessboard that plays music, as well as Miguel Valenzuela’s PancakeBot (pictured). See the Flickr group for pictures of the event. Also, don’t forget about Maker Faire Bay Area, coming this May! Article source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/makezineonline/~3/zcflysaB16w/

Earth Day Thought from Jared Diamond

The problems that we face are not beyond our control because we are the ones creating the problems. We can do something about them. I’ve paraphrased a quote from Jared Diamond who spoke at an Earth Day celebration at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma County. Diamond is the well-known author of “Guns, Germs and Steel.” […]

Maker Pro Newsletter #9

Maker Pro Newsletter #9

“To not be amazed is to be numb to the technology of our day.” From the editors of MAKE magazine, The Maker Pro Newsletter is about the impact of makers on business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, innovators, along with technology and market trends. Please send items to us at […]

Dale Dougherty Hosts Final “Open MAKE” Event Tomorrow

Dale Dougherty Hosts Final “Open MAKE” Event Tomorrow

Dash, a super fast six legged robot made from cardboard. The season’s final Open Make @ the Hall ends on a tiny note. The idea is to bring your little ones to UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science and get inspired by the big impact your mini-creations can have. The fun starts tomorrow, April 20, and runs from […]

How-To: DIY Bioprinter

How-To: DIY Bioprinter

Interesting Instructable from Dr. Patrik D’haeseleer, Harvard-trained computational biologist and denizen of Sunnyvale biotech hackerspace BioCurious. Bioprinting, which is basically 3D printing with living cells, has been much in the news lately, with breathless tales of fully 3D-printed living organs and replacement body parts. There is of course a fair bit of hype going on […]

The Internet of Things: What is the IoT Toolkit?

The Internet of Things: What is the IoT Toolkit?

This is the second of a three-part series on the Internet of Things with Atmel’s Tom Vu and Internet of Things Council member Michael Koster. Read Part 1 here. Tom Vu (TV):  What is in the roadmap for IoT Toolkit? Michael Koster (MK): The IoT Toolkit is an open source project to develop a set of tools for […]

MAKE at RoboGames: Robot Combat

MAKE at RoboGames: Robot Combat

Robot combat: fun for the whole family! Despite the large number of categories of robots here at RoboGames, the resounding sounds of metal on metal and cheers from the crowd keep drawing us back to the combat arena. We were immediately surprised by the variety of locations and backgrounds these teams come from, whether it’s […]

Mobile Surfboard-Building Classroom

Mobile Surfboard-Building Classroom

Maine-based Grain Surfboards is a small maker-run company on the coast that hand-makes sustainably cut, locally milled white cedar wooden surfboards. Aside from their dedication to environmental responsibility, what sets Grain apart is that they also offer DIY surfboard kits and a variety of surfboard-building classes. Their newest undertaking is their successfully funded mobile surfboard-building […]

The Reinvention of the Wheel

The Reinvention of the Wheel

Folding Wheel Packing the folded wheel away in its bag Folding Wheel Folding the wheel down Folding Wheel The final design of the wheel Folding Wheel An early prototype computer rendering of the wheel Folding Wheel The final design of the folding wheel along with some prototypes The Wheelchair The final design for the improved […]

Teaching 3D Design Thinking with The City X Project

Teaching 3D Design Thinking with The City X Project

“Humans have just landed on an Earth-like alien planet. They’ve staked out an area for the capital, City X, and have sent back a 3D map of the location with many challenges to be solved by their engineers on Earth, a vast team of young designers all around the world.” The San Francisco-based City X […]

MAKE at RoboGames: A Discussion with Lem Fugitt about Humanoids

MAKE at RoboGames: A Discussion with Lem Fugitt about Humanoids

Humanoid robot competition is one part of RoboGames that seems to be dominated by Japanese roboticists. Lem Fugitt, who runs Robots Dreams, has been involved with the humanoid robot scene in Japan for a few years, and tends to bring a few “professional” Robo-One players with him on his annual trip to RoboGames. We spoke […]

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