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
Giant Cardboard Robot Today I went to Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 with my mom, my daughter and some friends and really had a blast. The fair also runs on Sunday May 19th, so if you’re in the area, you still have time to head down to the San Mateo County Event Center for the [...]
Maker Faire Bay Area is this weekend, in San Mateo, California! Pesco, Mark and I will all be there, and I'm sure many of you reading Boing Boing will be, too. Mark has been posting some great behind-the-scenes snapshots on his Instagram. And of course, the #makerfaire hashtag is a good way to peek at [...]
At Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 longtime Make pal Kent Barnes kindly opened his everyday carry case and showed me what’s inside. It’s a highly personalized collection of tools, including a flashlight, X-Acto knife, drivers, laser pointer, and lock pick tools. See the video at Makezine.com
Bay Area Maker Faire is coming up this weekend, and Mark, Pesco and I are all hosting sessions! I will be interviewing National Geographic TV host Sean Riley about the making of his show "World's Toughest Fixes." We will also be talking about the invisible importance of heavy machinery, and of the courage it takes [...]