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Building 1,000 Toy Trucks: Kansas City Woodworkers Guild Shares the Love

21 hours agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

Now in its 8th year, Maker Faire Kansas City is happening this weekend. Join in the fun and see what the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild is up to! Read more on MAKE The post Building 1,000 Toy Trucks: Kansas City Woodworkers Guild Shares the Love appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

The wonderful Flair felt tip pen

22 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Paper Mate introduced the Flair felt tip pen in the 1960s. I liked them when I was a kid because the lines were so clean and you could vary the line width. I kind of forgot about them until I was at Maker Faire and my toy inventor friend, Bob Knetzger, said he uses them to produce his wonderful sketches. Show More Summary

Build Cardboard Combat Bots This Weekend at San Diego’s North County Mini Maker Faire

This weekend, Maker Faire comes to North County San Diego. If you love fighting robots, you'll want to check out San Diego Maker's Guild's Cardboard Combat Bots. Read more on MAKE The post Build Cardboard Combat Bots This Weekend at San Diego’s North County Mini Maker Faire appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

The Monolith Brings the Boom to Maker Faire

[Ross Fish], [Darcy Neal], [Ben Davis], and [Paul Stoffregen] created “the Monolith”, an interactive synth sculpture designed to showcase capabilities of the Teensy 3.6 microcontroller. The Monolith consists of a clear acrylic box covered in LED-lit arcade buttons. Show More Summary

Tales of a 6th Grade Maker: Tribulations of a Laser Cutting Science Fair Project

Elijah ran into some hiccups while building a laser to slice through paper for his middle school science fair. Read more on MAKE The post Tales of a 6th Grade Maker: Tribulations of a Laser Cutting Science Fair Project appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Mini Delta 3D Printer in Action at the Monoprice Booth

When I was at Bay Area Maker Faire a few weekends ago I stopped by the Monoprice booth to chat with [Chris Apland], their head of 3D Printing. Earlier in the week, the company had just announced preorders for their new $169 delta-style...Show More Summary

MegaBots Drops a Giant 10-Foot Long, 500-Pound Knife From a 40-Foot Crane Onto a Car

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

American robotics company MegaBots Inc. decided to have a little fun, after revealing their finished Mk.III fighting robot at Maker Faire 2017, by dropping a 10-foot long, 500-pound knife from a 40-foot crane onto a beat up car. The blade sliced clean through the vehicle and actually stabbed into the asphalt. Show More Summary

LED eyelashes coming to a dance floor near you

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Hackster.io went to the Maker Faire in the East Bay, where they found Tien Pham sporting his latest creation: F.Lashes, interactive LED false eyelashes. (more…)

Here's What A 227kg Knife Does To A Used Toyota

Video. What's a team of giant robot designers supposed to do between Maker Faires and mecha battles? Build giant knives and smash crap with them, of course. More »      

Stabbing a Car

After showing off the MegaBot Mk. III robot at Maker Faire 2017, the guys from MegaBots decided to play around with something they had lying around the shop – a 500 lb., 10-foot-long knife, and proceeded to drop it into the roof of a car. Because, why not?

Giant American fighting robot beats up a Toyota Prius

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With the world's first international giant robot fight just a few months away, team America has revealed its contender. The MegaBots Mk.III combat robot made its hulking debut at Maker Faire Bay Area, and took the opportunity to beat...Show More Summary

A Tiny Playable Arcade Cabinet Kit

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Tested editor Norman Chan met up with engineer Brandon Farmer of TinyCircuits, an Akron, Ohio open source hardware company, while at Maker Faire 2017 to find out how they made their tiny arcade cabinet kits that actually play games while fitting in the palm of your hand. Show More Summary

Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: The Future of the Food Maker Movement

The Maker Movement has been shaping a new generation of “agents of change” who are a huge interest to the Future Food Institute. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Faire Bay Area 2017: The Future of the Food Maker Movement appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

These Revolutionary Color-Changing False Eyelashes Are a Rave For Your Face

A revolutionary eyelash invention is making extensions and magnetic variations seem standard. At the annual Maker Faire in the Bay Area, designer Tien Pham unveiled a pair of interactive LED false eyelashes, referred to as F.Lashes. Here's how they work: the eyelash strips are glued to your natural eyelashes using any regular eyelash glue. Show More Summary

Tips of the Week: Maker Faire Bay Area Edition

4 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

This week's tips come to you by way of the greatest show & tell on Earth, Maker Faire Bay Area. Read more on MAKE The post Tips of the Week: Maker Faire Bay Area Edition appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Intel’s Vision for Single Board Computers is to Have Better Vision

At the Bay Area Maker Faire last weekend, Intel was showing off a couple of sexy newcomers in the Single Board Computer (SBC) market. It’s easy to get trapped into thinking that SBCs are all about simple boards with a double-digit price tag like the Raspberry Pi. Show More Summary

Brand new Model 3 spy shot surfaces online

It's probably fair to say that Tesla's upcoming Model 3 is the most anticipated vehicle release in years, if not decades. While new car releases from luxury car makers often drum up excitement, it's rare to see an immense level of curiosity and excitement surrounding the release of a $35,000 car designed for the mass market. Show More Summary

Hackaday’s BAMF Meetup Spills into the Streets of San Mateo

Saturday night marked the fourth annual Hackaday BAMF meetup. The night when weary exhibitors close up their booths at Bay Area Maker Faire and head over to O’Neil’s Irish Pub where the real fun starts. There are many drawbacks to having...Show More Summary

How to make a cotton candy machine with an angle grinder, then unofficially demo it at Maker Faire

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Maker William Osman from Ventura, CA shows us how to make a cotton candy machine with an angle grinder, small metal container, motor, coffee filter, and other household/workshop materials. He worries about being able to bring his contraption onto the Maker Faire grounds, but slips it in with no problem. Show More Summary

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