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BART to Finally Punish Seat Hogs

Warning: Now you'll pay for being a rude passenger What a glorious day this is, folks. In a 5 to 4 vote on Thursday, Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) will push to fine passengers who take up more than their fair share of space. And youShow More Summary

The New Games Movement That Started in San Francisco in Late 1960s Is Returning in June 2016

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In 2008, game blogger Yehuda Berlinger wrote a fairly comprehensive article about the New Games, a movement of creative urban play that begin in the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1960s, eventually spreading worldwide. The New Games held itself to high standard of inclusion and non-competitive, friendly play, with the motto of “Play […]

The San Francisco New Games Movement of the Late 1960s Returning in June 2016

3 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In 2008, game blogger Yehuda Berlinger wrote a fairly comprehensive article about the New Games, a movement of creative urban play within the San Francisco Bay area that took place in the late 1960s – early 1970s. The New Games was the brainchild of the social author and entrepreneur Stewart Brand, the New Games held […]

New study shows profound impact of tech industry on Bay Area real estate

The tech industry. Over and over in recent years, this economic sector has been targeted as the cause of dramatic upticks in both home prices and rents in the Bay Area. But is this a fair accusation? Apparently so, according to a new Zillow study. “[This analysis] highlights the widening wealth gap between tech company employees and

NASA Announces Winners of 3D Printed Habitat Challenge

During Maker Faire Bay Area NASA announced a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3D printed habitat intended for deep space exploration. Today winners of the first stage of the competition were announced here at Maker...Show More Summary

Putah is on the wragg, and I wander in Bathwater

8 months agoHobbies / Fishing : Singlebarbed

Took a pre-dawn run up to Berryessa again this week, just to fiddle with a few things and survey the damage from the Wragg Fire.  This area is fairly important to the San Francisco Bay area, as it contains Putah Creek, the closest trout stream to the hordes of anglers living in the City. … Continue reading Putah is on the wragg, and I wander in Bathwater ?

Moat Boat Paddle Battle Is Coming to World Maker Faire

8 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

The Moat Boat Paddle Battle was a huge success during Bay Area Maker Faire, and now it's coming to its home coast for World Maker Faire, September 26–27. Read more on MAKE The post Moat Boat Paddle Battle Is Coming to World Maker Faire appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

BeagleBone Green Hands-On: Lower Price, Same Horsepower

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Although the BeagleBone Green was announced at the Bay Area Maker Faire last May, there hasn’t been much said about it on the usual forums and IRC channels. Now, it’s finally out and I got my hands on one of them. Through a cooperation...Show More Summary

Review: Microchip Curiosity is a Gorgeous New 8-bit Dev Board

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Microchip has unveiled a new dev board called the Curiosity Development Board. I had my first look at this at Bay Area Maker Faire back in May but was asked not to publicize the hardware since it wasn’t officially released yet. Yesterday...Show More Summary

Gruen Day 2015, A San Francisco Bay Area Event Celebrating Victor Gruen, Father of The Modern Shopping Mall

10 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

On July 18, the Bay Area Infrastructure Observatory (BAIO) is organizing Gruen Day 2015 at the Bay Fair Shopping Mall in San Leandro, California to celebrate the birthday of Austrian-born Victor Gruen (1903 -1980), the father of the modern climate-controlled enclosed shopping mall. On July 18, the Bay Area Infrastructure Observatory (BAIO) invites you to […]

Agile Hexapod Sees with Market’s Smallest, Lowest Cost LIDAR

At the Bay Area Maker Faire, we saw one of the coolest autonomous robots ever: Rhoeby, a navigation-capable hexapod. While the robot is built from a customized version of a standard ROBOTIS Bioloid “spider” kit, the real magic behind Rhoeby is the LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system. Show More Summary

Voltera’s V-One Prints 2-Layer Circuit Boards

11 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

Several weeks ago at Maker Faire Bay Area, I caught up with Voltera co-founder Alroy Almeida to learn more about the Voltera V-One, a conductive ink printer. The V-One is a slick device. Not only does it extrude conductive ink, but it can also be configured to deposit insulating […] Read more on MAKE The post Voltera’s V-One Prints 2-Layer Circuit Boards appeared first on Make:.

Making Clothes from Scraps at Swap-O-Rama-Rama

11 months agoHobbies / Sewing : Make: Sewing

Swap-O-Rama-Rama has been at Maker Faire Bay Area every year since it first started. They are always a hit and this year was no different. During the weekend, every station was packed with people eager to experiment with clothing alteration and learn new skills. Show More Summary

The Future of Robotics and DIY Medical Technology

At the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire, Carol Reiley spoke on the future of robots in our lives, in medical technology, and how our society might better shape the future of robotics. In her 15 years of experience as a computer scientist and...Show More Summary

InMoov and Friends Have a Maker Faire Robot Party

We invited one of our favorite robot friends, InMoov, to Maker Faire Bay Area in May. And he had a blast! InMoov spent most of his time rolling about the fairgrounds on his own two wheels, exploring cool things, and most importantly, making the rounds to introduce himself to his robot brethren. Show More Summary

Fire, Steam, and Trout: The Best Custom Rides at Maker Faire

11 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

The San Mateo Fairgrounds is huge. As the home site of Maker Faire Bay Area, it has to be. With thousands of Makers’ exhibits spread across numerous zones of the faire, there was a lot of ground to cover. Walking is all well and good, but rest assured knowing that […] Read more on MAKE The post Fire, Steam, and Trout: The Best Custom Rides at Maker Faire appeared first on Make:.

Knit Taxidermy and More Wonderful Wares We Love

11 months agoHobbies / Knitting : Make: Crochet

The San Francisco Bazaar was back again for the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. There were 85 booths with 90 artists showing off and selling the amazing things they’ve made. There was everything from laser cut jewelry to paintings to handcrafted metal garden art. Show More Summary

Hackers On Demand

How hackers for hire, from teenage "script kiddies" to members of sophisticated industrial rings, provide "espionage as a service." In 2013, a pair of private investigators in the Bay Area embarked on a fairly run-of-the-mill case surrounding poached employees. Show More Summary

A First Look At The Mosaic Palette At Maker Faire

11 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

I had a chance to meet some of the members of the Mosaic team at Maker Faire Bay Area and check out the Mosaic Palette. The Palette can take up to four different colors of filament and combine them to allow them to be printed on a single extruder 3D printer. […] Read more on MAKE The post A First Look At The Mosaic Palette At Maker Faire appeared first on Make:.

Levitating Objects In Paramagnetic Liquids

11 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Two weekends ago was the Bay Area Maker Faire, and lacking a venue to talk to people who actually make things, we had a meetup at a pub. This brought out a ton of interesting people, and tons of interesting demos of what these people were building. Show More Summary

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