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Clothes Are Getting Smarter as Tech Gets Smaller

At the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, Anouk Wipprecht stood on stage as Tesla Coils sent close to a million volts of electricity coursing through her chain mail suit. Wipprecht also wore a 3D printed dress, plus plasma balls on her shoulders that glowed with each arc of lightning. It was the equivalent of... Read More

Synchronized humpback whale breach captured on camera in Monterey Bay

Humpback whale breaches are a fairly common sight in areas where the mammals are feeding and socializing. Images showing breaching humpbacks are so commonplace that you can find them on just about every website or social media page devoted to whales and other marine mammals. Show More Summary

The First Arduino Radar Shield

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The very first fully operational radar Arduino shield was recently demonstrated at Bay area Maker Faire. It was built by [Daniel] and [David], both undergrads at UC Davis. Many have talked about doing this, some have even prototyped pieces of it, but these undergrad college students pulled it off. Show More Summary

Vid: Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Pancakes? What We Saw at the Bay Area Maker Faire

2 months agoNews : Reason

"Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Pancakes? What We Saw at the Bay Area Maker Faire" is the latest video from Reason TV. Watch above or click on the link below for video, full text, supporting links, downloadable versions, and more Reason TV clips.

Are You Ready for 3D-Printed Pancakes? What We Saw at the Bay Area Maker Faire

2 months agoNews : Reason

Billing itself as "the greatest show (and tell) on Earth," the annual Bay Area Maker Faire, held in May in San Mateo, California, showcased giant cupcake tricycles, pancakes created by a 3D printer, and a 12-year-old whiz kid who built...Show More Summary

RoboTar ushers in the era of Robotic Rock, maybe

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Of all the robots spotted at last month's Bay Area Maker Faire, the non-descript RoboTar definitely had the most distinctive groove. RoboTar is a robotic guitar hand that attaches to the neck of your instrument and takes care of that...Show More Summary

Video Links: Hunting for Hacks at Maker Faire

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

  Why not round out our two-week Bay Area Maker Faire coverage with a Links post? This time around it’s video links. We mixed together a bunch of interesting clips that didn’t get their own video, as well as a dose of what it feels like to walk around the Faire all weekend. Show More Summary

Boing Boing Happy Mutant Mobile, unveiled!

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile delighted onlookers at its unveiling during the recent Maker Faire Bay Area 2014! As we've posted, our sponsors at Ford agreed to support the customization, modification, and transformation of a 2014 Ford Transit Connect Wagon into what we (and you) imagined for a Boing Boing road machine. Read the rest

How to Make a Giant Papercraft Head

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Will Smith and Norman Chan of Tested made giant papercraft heads for the recent Maker Faire Bay Area with the help of photogrammetry expert Brandon Blizard. The process involved using PhotoScan, Maya, and Pepakura to obtain the final outcome. Instructions on how to make a giant papercraft head are available on Tested’s website. The heads [...]

10 Commandments for Makers by Adam Savage of ‘MythBusters’

2 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Adam Savage of MythBusters shared ten commandments for makers at the recent Maker Faire Bay Area. His first commandment is to make something, anything at all. The full list of commandments is available at Tested. Weld, carve, cook, sculpt, sew. Make something in the world that wasn’t there before. As humans, there are two things [...]

Discovering a Wifi Enabled 10MHz Oscilloscope

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

  As most of our readers know, [Mike] was visiting Bay Area Maker Faire  last weekend with a big Jolly Wrencher on his back. During his tour he encountered the neat oscilloscope shown in the video above, made by the Belgian company Velleman. Show More Summary

Friday Fotos | Edition 12

Designer Nathan Spainhour beep-booping around with R2-D2 at the Bay Area Maker Faire.  More good stuff happening –> more reasons to celebrate –> mas tequila! Got a little peek inside The Printshop. Can’t wait to get in there and get our print on! The post Friday Fotos | Edition 12 appeared first on Brains on Fire.

Maker Dad presentation at Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

[Video Link] Maker Faire Bay Area 2014 was a blast. On Saturday I interviewed author and biohacker Tim Ferriss, and on Saturday my daughter Jane and I demonstrated some of the projects we built that are in my book, Maker Dad (get a copy of the book here). Read the rest

5 Things To Love About The Maker Faire

The 2014 Bay Area Maker Faire was a feast for the mind and the senses, and an affirmation of human creativity.

'Nice Goggles.' A photo from Maker Faire

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

A wonderful photo by Boing Boing reader Erik Wilson shared in the BB Flickr Pool, captured at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend.

Live from Maker Faire #hadmf

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Want to see what kind of shenanigans we’re up to at Maker Faire Bay Area? We’ll be tweeting all weekend. Use #hadmf and follow this list for the Hackaday Crew. Filed under: Featured, major tom … Read the rest

Find the Giant Jolly Wrencher at Maker Faire this Weekend

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Check it out, I made something really geeky for Maker Faire. If you’re going to be in San Mateo this weekend for Maker Faire Bay Area, watch for the floating Skull and Wrenches. I won’t be alone, and my compatriots and I will be loaded down with stuff to give away to those who ask for it. Show More Summary

Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile: first look!

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

Boing Boing's Happy Mutant Mobile is on its way to next weekend's Maker Faire Bay Area 2014! Here's a glimpse of the nearly-completed vehicle, created with support from our sponsors at Ford. Read the rest

Hackaday at Maker Faire

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

If you are planning your trip to Maker Faire Bay Area — May 17th and 18th — why not hunt down the Hackaday crew? We’ll be packing a ton of swag to give out to anyone who asks for it. But ideally we’d like to show off the best hardware...Show More Summary

CA: Why BRT Has Stalled in Bay Area

A technology combining more efficient buses and relatively simple improvements to streets, BRT, as it's known, has been heralded as a fairly cheap high-capacity transit system -- a subway on tires -- that can be put on the streets quickly.

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