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Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.

Interview With A Printer

The Hackaday European tour continues, this time in Prague with Josef Pr?ša (Google translate), core developer in the RepRap project, feature at all the Maker Faires and cons, and creator of his namesake, the Prusa Mendel and i3 printers. [Prusa]‘s...Show More Summary

Meet the Famed Holocaust-Surviving Tailor Who Snuck Advice to Eisenhower in His Suits

This article was originally posted in Vanity Fair. In 1956, Martin Greenfield was a twentysomething Czech immigrant working as a tailor at the well-regarded Brooklyn suit maker GGG Clothes. Greenfield had gotten in the door, in 1947,...Show More Summary

"African Start-Ups are a form of Design"

From SmartMonkeyTV and interview with the director of Museum of African Design host of Maker Faire Africa 2014Aaron Kohn, Director, Museum of African Design (MOAD) talks about: what MOAD covers; its 21 Icons exhibition; exhibitions past...Show More Summary

Bloomberg TV's Cory Johnson Explains Why Net Neutrality Matters For A Fair IT Market

From the November 10 edition of Bloomberg TV's Market Makers: Previously: Bloomberg Host Calls Out Telecom CEO On Net Neutrality Stance Broadcast Nightly News Ignore Landmark FCC Proposal On Net Neutrality Shepard Smith Tells Anti-Net Neutrality Guest He "Sound[s] Like A Corporate Shill"

Ackman To Allergan Board: Valeant Can Pay More For Company

BOSTON (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc can pay "substantially" more for Allergan Inc and should get a fair shot at buying it, William Ackman, the Botox maker's biggest shareholder, said on Friday. Ackman said this...Show More Summary

NYC MoMA adds five maker devices to its permanent collection

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

If you've ever been to a Maker Faire, you know its as much of an art show as a technology showcase. Builders debut everything from robotic bands to educational circuitry kits at these events, and the NYC Museum of Modern Art is about to immortalize...

First Class-Action Suit Filed Against Takata Over Airbag Defects

With nearly 8 million vehicles recalled, 30 injuries and at least four deaths linked to potentially defective Takata airbags, it should come as no surprise that the Japanese auto parts maker would face its fair share of lawsuits from...Show More Summary

[Harrison Krix's] Marriott Chariot

Atlanta’s Mini Maker Faire had plenty of booths to keep visitors busy, but the largest spectacle by far was the racetrack smack-dab in the middle, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more eye-catching contender than [Harrison Krix's]...Show More Summary

Carl Bass: I’d happily sacrifice all of Autodesk patents if the rest of software would follow

I don’t know if you’ve been following our sponsored monthly podcasts – er, Pandocasts– with Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk. We’ve made fun of Oracle’s presence at Maker Faire. We’ve talked about crowdfunding gone wrong. And we’ve talked about how the cult of “knowing nothing” doesn’t exactly qualify you to build a successful company. Show More Summary

GESA Makers

From GESA Makers at Makers Faire 2.0, images of fabrication and making from Ghana Fablab: There can not be a makers competition without fabrication and making. As part of the program, all the teams teams visited the Ghana Fab-Lab toShow More Summary

To do in the SF Bay Area: East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Oct. 19

2 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

“A family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.” Read the rest

Maker Faire Rome: CasaJasmina

Last year, Maker Faire Roma was a Roman colossus, and this year, the second edition, Maker Faire was American in scale, meaning colossal but normally so. It had the look and feel of SXSW Interactive in Austin, when legions of thousands of geeks invade a city with their gadgets, ideas, energy. But Austin is smaller than Rome and much, much younger. Show More Summary

MM: Greg Germani Gives Thumbs Up, Swastikas Drawn on Emory Fraternity Walls, and Uber

Greg Germani gives a thumbs up, benefit in November [MANA] Swastikas drawn on Emory Jewish fraternity walls [Emory Wheel] Photos! Atlanta Makers Faire in Decatur [Decaturish] How to find and hike Atlanta’s Hidden Forests [Saporta Report] Speed limit changing on the top end of the Perimeter [AJC] Uber improves life, economists agree [NYT]

Decatur Makers Kickstarter Campaign Off to Good Start

Maker Faire Atlanta in Decatur this weekend!  Iman writes in… With inventors of all types descending on downtown Decatur this coming weekend, Maker Faire Atlanta will bring 20,000 visitors and “makers” from across the country.  The local Decatur Makers will have a prominent presence with several booths to showcase a flaming Ruben’s Tube, a human […]

inside the golden amber

Hello October! I took the last two Witchy Wednesdays off while I was in New York visiting the World Maker Faire, the Brooklyn Book Fair, my US editor, and all my favourite haunts (Madison Square Park, Central Park, Obscura, the Metropolitan...Show More Summary

Minicut2d and Omniwheel Robot

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

You’d think we would be done with the World Maker Faire posts by now, but no! We keep looking at our memory cards and finding more awesome projects to write about. [Renaud Iltis] flew over from France to show off MiniCut2D, his CNC hot wire foam cutter. Show More Summary

The Chibi-Mikuvan, or a Power Wheels with a Ford Fusion Battery

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

At all the big Maker Faires, the Power Racing Series makes an appearance, turning old Power Wheels into race cars that whip around the track at dozens of miles an hour. [Charles] is somewhat famous in the scene – there’s even a clause in the official rules named after him – so of course anything he brings to race day will be amazing. Show More Summary

Atmel and Arduino Announce Wi-Fi Shield 101 at World Maker Faire

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Atmel and Arduino teamed up at World Maker Faire to introduce the Wi-Fi shield 101. [Gary] from Atmel gave us the lowdown on this new shield and its components. The shield is a rather spartan affair, carrying only devices of note: an Atmel WINC1500 WiFi module, and an ATECC108 crypto chip. The WINC1500 is a nifty little WiFi module in its own right. Show More Summary

Ardubracelet Lets you Play Tetris on your Wrist!

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Making your own Tetris game is almost a right of passage for hackers — [Kevin] has stepped up the game a little by making this awesome-flexible-triple-displayed-Tetris-watch dubbed the Ardubracelet. At the recent Maker Faire SF our head...Show More Summary

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