The 8th annual Maker Faire Bay Area, a weekend-long celebration of invention, creativity, and the maker movement, takes place May 17 and 18, 2014 at the San Mateo Event Center in California. Tickets are available online. Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech [...]
The 19th annual Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair takes place March 22, 2014 at The Crucible in Oakland. The fair will explore radical movements through discussions, workshops, skillshares, and more. The Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair is an annual event that brings together people interested and engaged in radical movements to connect, learn and discuss [...]
Big chicken processing companies generate 1.5 billion pounds of fowl waste annually in Delmarva (the Delaware, Maryland, Virginia tri-state area), and it's choking the Chesapeake Bay. Each year, Marylanders pay a small tax that goesShow More Summary
Groupon’s SVP, Product Jeff Holden is leaving the company, effective March 18, 2014, according to a new SEC filing. Though the exec been fairly tight-lipped about where he’s headed to next, TechCrunch has learned that Holden will be relocating from Chicago to work with “an early stage Bay Area company,” according to sources inside Groupon. Show More Summary
It probably wasn’t fair that the night before I went to Cleveland I had dinner at Benu, where Corey Lee orchestrates one of the most creative tasting menus in the Bay Area. So it was a short week of San Francisco dining. Photo #1: At Benu I could have selected any one of the 16 courses [...]
In Sunday’s San Francisco Chronicle, reporter Stephanie M. Lee delivered a down-the-middle story about a Bay Area couple, Jennifer Benito-Kowalski and Steve Kowalski, 40 and 41 — who paid an Indian woman to help them attain their goal of making a baby with their own DNA. Show More Summary
If you look at investment trends we have moved away from the social to more enterprise, hardware, health and fitness. Another vertical on the rise is food. The food vertical is an exciting still unproved IPO market but that hasn't stop investors. Show More Summary
The biggest NFL rivalry in the Bay Area will be played at the Field of Jeans once every eight years. The biggest college football rivalry in the Bay Area will be played there in the first year of the new building’s existence. Via multiple reports, Cal and Stanford will meet at Levi’s Stadium in 2014.…
If you’re 15 years of age or younger—and riding in an airboat and learning about duck hunting sounds like fun—you need to be at the Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area on the morning of Sept. 7. Sept. 7 is the day the Utah Waterfowl Associa...
All sides hope tonight's negotiations produce a fair compromise that ends the BART strike. Alex Leber Business and political leaders are urging a speedy resolution to the BART strike tonight as negotiations between Bay Area Rapid Transit...Show More Summary
My name is Agnes Niewiadomski, and I’m a Maker-Faire-oholic from Ontario, Canada. I attended Maker Faire Bay Area last weekend, so I'm here to share with you a photo essay of some of the amazing crafts that I saw there. Enjoy! Read the full article on MAKE
In her lecture “Hacking Healthcare: How Makers can Save Medicine” at the 2013 Bay Area Maker Faire, Dr. Amy Baxter, an Atlanta-based pediatrician and pain researcher, told the story of taking her 4-year-old son in for a routine vaccination. Like...Show More Summary
"Tapigami" Last weekend I attended the Maker Faire in the Bay Area, CA. The Maker Faire's tag line is "The Greatest Show and Tell on Earth. It's a family friendly celebration of the maker movement. If you've never heard of it before or want to learn more about it, I recommend checking out the official site, here. Show More Summary
Open-source hardware and software cuts, creates, rolls, and goes to space.
One of my favorite exhibits at Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 (held last weekend) was Alex Andre's Metamorphosis Project. It's a six-foot-diameter spinning disc with a hand crank. The disc is made of clear glass and mirrors in alternating quadrants. You stand on one side and line up your nose with a person standing on [...]
Maker Faire started in San Mateo eight years ago. I try to go every year. This weekend, the Maker's Faire was really hitting on all cylinders! Bravo!
Over the weekend, I spent some time at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. The annual festival, hosted by Maker Media, which publishes Make Magazine and brings thousands of people to the Bay Area peninsula to indulge in robotics, crafts, software, and DIY culture. The festival had some marquee exhibitors and speakers, like 3DRobotics CEO and former...
At Maker Faire Bay Area, a "startup pavilion" highlights 20 new maker-focused startups. But big companies like Autodesk, General Electric, and even Google are getting into the DIY game too.
Yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area in the Textile Talk Lounge, artist Ramekon O’Arwisters gave a compelling talk on his social and artistic project, called Crochet Jam. Ramekon goes out into the community and teaches people how to crochet, and then lets them loose to work on a collaborative tapestry. […] Read the full article on MAKE
There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration with Complubot. Show More Summary