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Nintendo has just snuck out one of the best 2D Mario games in years

Let's get the bad stuff out the way - there's a fair amount of it, after all. The 3DS port of last year's Super Mario Maker has been shorn of some key features. You can create levels but there's no way to upload them properly, bar the cute but ultimately fairly pointless ability to send and receive levels via SpotPass. Show More Summary

How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells

It's fairly easy and cost-effective to replace the dead cells on rechargeable battery packs. Read more on MAKE The post How to Replace Dead Battery Pack Cells appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Cute Chinese robot loses control, smashes window and injures someone

A Chinese-made robot had an accident at a Shenzhen tech trade fair over the weekend, smashing a glass window and injuring someone standing nearby. On Friday the robot, which its maker, Beijing Science and Technology, affectionately calls...Show More Summary

Big Brother Cast Would Like to Stay Put in Their Isolated Surveillance Bunker, Thanks

While you, your entire family, your dog, and the nation's makers of comfort foods obviously knew fairly quickly who the next President of the United States would be, a small group of people were shielded from that information — that is, until yesterday. US Weekly reports that the cast of Big ... More »

The Genius Kids Behind Obama’s Favorite Science Projects

The White House Science Fair and Maker Faire celebrate students pushing the limits of science and technology. With photography by Platon. The post The Genius Kids Behind Obama's Favorite Science Projects appeared first on WIRED.

Sunday Late Morning Open Thread

I come from a fairly down-to-earth background. Farmers, shoe makers, immigrants and yes, very conservative beliefs, these are my people. So I kinda get this guy. I may not agree with them, but I sure as hell can’t give up on them. Anyway I find him funny. You probably won’t…. So talk about whatever. There’ll […]

Ottawa Maker Faire: Droids And Pick And Place Machines

Three things that I love about participating in Maker Faires are seeing all the awesome stuff people have done over the past year, spending time with all my maker friends in one big room over two days and the reactions to what I made. Show More Summary

Robot pancakes and 4 more Maker Faire inventions we need in our lives right now

We strolled this year's Maker Faire in search of the coolest inventions of tomorrow that will appeal to kids and kids at heart.

Eye-catching turntable spins vinyl in mid-air

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The mighty Proscenium Black Diamond V belt-driven turntable from high-end makers Walker Audio uses an elaborate air-bearing arm and platter to help keep resonance at bay. Though it's attracted a fair amount of high praise from industry pundits, it's very expensive indeed. Show More Summary

East Bay Mini Maker Faire 2016 in Oakland, CA

2 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

East Bay Mini Maker Faire will return to Oakland, California on October 23, 2016 with almost 200 exhibits and activities for curious makers of any age. A list of the makers and events on display are posted on the Maker Faire site, and tickets for the event can be purchased online at a discount or […]

Tiny Smoothies At Maker Faire

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

For almost the last decade, desktop 3D printing has, at its heart, been centered around 8-bit microcontrollers. The ATmegas and other Atmel chips are good enough to move a few steppers and squirt some plastic. With faster processors, you get smoother acceleration, leading to better prints. Show More Summary

DIY Furniture Knock-Offs That Really Knock It Out of the Park

Once upon a time there used to be a fairly definitive line between what a person should buy and what was possible to DIY. This is not the case any longer. Thanks in part to the maker movement growing to epic proportions over the last...Show More Summary

How the First Humanitarian Maker Faire Advocated for Empowerment, not Charity

The recent Kathmandu Mini Maker Faire was the first humanitarian-focused Faire and was an exercise not in charity, but in supporting and empowering the local community. Read more on MAKE The post How the First Humanitarian Maker Faire Advocated for Empowerment, not Charity appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Maker Faire Multicolor and Multi Material 3D Printing

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

The next frontier of desktop 3D printing is multi-material and multi-color prints. Right now, you can buy a dual toolhead for a Lulzbot, and dual toolheads from other companies exist, although they are a bit rare. In the next few years,...Show More Summary

The Tiny 3D Printers Of Maker Faire

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Building a big 3D printer has its own challenges. The strength of materials does not scale linearly, of course, and long axes have a tendency to wobble. That said, building a bigbot isn’t hard – stepper motors and aluminum extrusion are made for industry, and you can always get a larger beam or a more powerful motor. Show More Summary

Makers Faire Atlanta Takes Over Downtown Decatur This Weekend

Lew sends along the details… This weekend (Oct 1, 2), downtown Decatur will be swarming with Makers from all across the region for Maker Faire Atlanta 2016 http://atlanta.makerfaire.com/ This year the Faire has over 150 makers and will spread over the DHS football field, the green space on Trinity and Commerce (look for drones!) and the Ebster gym and parking […]

I have a spare adult San Diego Maker Faire ticket for today only. Free to the first asker.

I have a spare adult San Diego Maker Faire ticket for today only. Free to the first asker. I have a spare adult San Diego Maker Faire ticket for today only. Free to the first asker. — Grant Barrett (@GrantBarrett) October 1, 2016 http://twitter.com/GrantBarrett/status/782190242220634112

Free to Make: How The Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, And Our Minds

Fast Company highlights a new book from Dale Dougherty: The book coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Maker Faire and the World Maker Faire in New York on October 1-2, featuring innovative and experimental technologies across science, engineering, art, performance and craft. Show More Summary

Maker Faire NY: Chipsetter, The Pick And Place For Your Production

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

This weekend at Maker Faire, Chipsetter showed off their pick and place machine. It is, in my opinion, the first pick and place machine designed for hackerspaces, design labs, engineering departments, and prototypers in mind. It’s not...Show More Summary

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