This doesn’t mean you should stop being helpful or charitable to homeless people you encounter on the street—but if you see this guy, there’s something about him you should know. At a recent Maker Faire in Nantes, France, a man wearing worn clothing and pushing a shopping cart actually turned out to be a lifelike robotic hobo, or robo, as they prefer to be called. Read more...
Summer is now in full swing, which means that mowing the lawn once a week is starting to get old. So why not build a robot do it for you? That’s what [Blake Hodgson] did, and he’s never been happier. It only took him a couple of weeks...Show More Summary
As soon as he spied the Jolly Wrencher on my shirt, [Jerry Wasinger] beckoned me toward his booth at Kansas City Maker Faire. Honestly, though, I was already drawn in. [Jerry] had set up some interactive displays that demonstrate the...Show More Summary
Longtime Zero Hedge readers are aware of our disgust at what fragmented exchange locations coupled with federal regulation loopholes have done to fair markets when mixed with a cabal of market makers who collude to loot the average US investor. Show More Summary
Shop for handmade crafts and meet their makers at the twice-yearly Renegade Craft Fair returning to Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday. More than 250 independent artisans will set up booths on the expansive lawn located across the street from City Hall including ceramists,...
BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on other countries to treat its companies "objectively and fairly" in overseas acquisitions bids on Tuesday as Chinese home appliances maker Midea looked set to secure a controlling stake in German robotics giant Kuka. Show More Summary
I had a great time at Denver’s 3rd annual Mini Maker Faire, which was held inside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The official theme this year was “Building the Future” and looking back, I can tell you that they pulled the theme off well. Show More Summary
[Mark Gibson] probably has nothing against silicon. He just knows that a lot that can be done with simple switches, relays, and solenoids and wants to share that knowledge with the world. This was made abundantly clear to me during repeat...Show More Summary
With just 4 weeks before the big race, we modded our first Power Wheels and raced our Bananaghini at Maker Faire Bay Area. Read more on MAKE The post How to Hack a Power Wheels Car in 4 Weeks appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Norman Chan of Tested recently attended the 2016 Bay Area Maker Faire and was “mesmerized by the motions” of a Rubik’s Cube solving robot created by the team at Altera. Help Laughing Squid grow with a monthly pledge of support.
Experiences with Super Mario Maker seem to fall into one of two categories—the whimsical and the sadistic. Both require a fair amount of creative ability; it’s just a question of intent: Do players want to create something sweet andShow More Summary
2016 is the year of the consumer 3D printer. Yes, the hype over 3D printing has died down since 2012. There were too many 3D printers at Maker Faire three years ago. Nevertheless, sales of 3D printers have never been stronger, the industry is growing, and the low-end machines are getting very, very good. Printers are also getting cheap. Show More Summary
It wasn’t an easy weekend for the rest of the world’s hackers and makers, that of the Bay Area Maker Faire. Open your social media accounts, and most of your acquaintances seemed to be there and having a great time, while the rest were doing the same at the Dayton Hamvention. Show More Summary
This is a video demonstration at the recent Bay Area Maker Faire of the Power Glove that Nolan Moore modded to control a quadrocopter using different hand gestures. Pointing up and down controls altitude, fist clench and tilt controls roll and pitch, and finger point and twist for yaw. Show More Summary
Gerrit and I were scoping out the Intel booth at Bay Area Maker Faire and we ran into Nolan Moore who was showing of his work to mash together a Nintendo Power Glove with an AR Drone quadcopter. Not only did it work, but the booth had a netted cage which Nolan had all to himself to show off his work. Show More Summary
If you’re looking for a 4K display that can be paired with your 12? MacBook via a single USB-C cable, then your options are fairly limited. It seems that LG is one of the few display makers that has such a monitor available for sale. LG’s 27UD88-W is a 27? USB-C-enabled display. Show More Summary
Around the world, the "maker mindset" has become a watchword for entrepreneurs, innovators and educators alike. From kids using high-tech fabrication labs to revive shop class to multi-hundred-thousand-dollar Kickstarter campaigns,Show More Summary
At Maker Faire a couple of weeks ago Bob Knetzger offered me a BrushPick from a little keychain dispenser. I thought my teeth were already clean but I took one anyway because the picks looked cool, with a tiny sword on one side, a moth antenna on the other side. Show More Summary
We had a chance to talk to Matthew Hertel of PocketNC at the Bay Area Maker Faire this year. During the conversation, he answered some questions I’d had about the project since I saw it on Kickstarter, and told a cool story while heShow More Summary
There is a lot of spectacle on display at Maker Faire. But to be honest, what I love seeing the most are well-executed builds pulled off by passionate hackers. Such is the case with [Debra Ansell]. She wasn’t exhibiting, just taking in all the sights like I was. Show More Summary