I was at Maker Faire Bay Area this weekend. One of my favorite things was a collection of simple handmade puzzles sitting on a table under an umbrella, away from the action. A Russian woman named Tatiana Ginzburg told me that the puzzles were part of some kind of mind enlightenment group she started. Show More Summary
I just got back from Maker Faire in San Mateo workshop, where I showed how to make a 1-string diddley bow in 15 minutes. I got back home and found this new video by musician Justin Johnson playing a cool snake-themed 2-string diddley bow. He gets some great sounds out of it.
[Eric Schlaepfer] tends to turn up to Maker Faire with projects you simply don’t want to miss. This year is no different. Twelve months ago we delighted in seeing his 6502 processor built from an enormous reel of discrete MOSFETs. At the time it was freshly built and running random code to happily blink the LEDs reflecting activity in the registers. Show More Summary
This weekend at the Bay Area Maker Faire, Arduino in conjunction with SiFive, a fabless provider of the Open Source RISC-V micros, introduced the Arduino Cinque. This is a board running one of the fastest microcontrollers available,Show More Summary
The hard drive platter launcher that [Krux] built has been among my all-time favorite builds and I am so excited that he is showing it off at this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire. At its core the concept is quite simple; dump a large amount...Show More Summary
[Tom Lange] said he was looking for a new hobby when he saw a marble made out of stone and wondered what goes into making one for himself. Fast forward three years and he set up shop at the Madison Mini Maker Faire to show off the tools he built and the fascinating glossy orbs he’s produced. Show More Summary
The new Humble Bundle of Make: ebooks has got you covered, whether your interests are drones, toy-making, cooking, or anything in-between. Read more on MAKE The post Celebrating Maker Faire Bay Area with Humble Bundle and Make: books appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (FAIR) today announced plans to launch a testing environment in which AI researchers and bot makers can share and iterate upon each other’s work. While the initial focus is on open-sourcing the dialogue necessary to train machines to carry on conversations, other research on ParlAI will focus on computer vision and […]
If you’re in the Bay Area this weekend, the only place to be on Saturday night is O’Neill’s Irish Pub in San Mateo. Hackaday is once again hosting a meetup after Maker Faire closes for the evening, and you don’t want to miss it. Please...Show More Summary
Maker Faire Bay Area is next weekend, and you know what that means: we’re having a meetup on Saturday night. If you’re in the area, it’s highly recommended you attend. It’s a blinky bring-a-hack with booze. You can’t beat it. I heard the OPShark is showing up. Show More Summary
We love it when people use Kickstarter to make creative tools — devices, kits, and platforms that open up new possibilities for makers, artists, and anyone looking to bring their ideas to life. So for this year’s Maker Faire in San Mateo,...Show More Summary
Join us this Friday at noon PDT for a Hack Chat with Tenaya Hurst of Arduino. If you’ve been one of the big Maker Faires over the last few years (or innumerable other live events) and stopped by the Arduino area you’ve probably met Tenaya. Show More Summary
This week on Maker Update: a giant mechanical iris, a lightsaber, remote control Arduino, a micro torch, python boxes, Google HATs, Processing Spirographs, and Maker Faires. See expanded show notes here.
You can meet plenty of Maker Pros at Maker Faire Bay Area this year. If you can't make it, check out these other professionals. Read more on MAKE The post Maker Pro News: The Dangers of Hardware Clones, Countdown to Maker Faire Bay Area, and More appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Great video from Ardupilot Development Team member Jaime Machuca, on working towards an upcoming Maker Faire in San Francisco's Bay area. The Ardupilot event is sponsored by Intel. More information on the project is available…
Creating a movie with your smartphone footage can be tricky. You might sync the files to your PC and edit with Windows Movie Maker (or iMovie if you’re using a Mac). Linux has its fair share of video editors, too. But if your smartphone...Show More Summary
You may be surprised by what edible things you find at Maker Faire Read more on MAKE The post From Savory Insects to Artisan Chocolate and Sweet Potato Pie, Culinary Treats Run the Gamut at Maker Faire Bay Area appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.
Welcome to another edition of Steam Spotlight, the weekly column in which we look at new and interesting Steam games for Windows. Bullet Soul is a vertically-scrolling shoot 'em up (shmup) from 5pb, makers of the Phantom Breaker series. Show More Summary
YouTuber Indie Film Maker was given a handmade foley instrument to use while creating a horror film soundtrack. While this “Apprehension Engine” is made of fairly common items, it emits a number of spine chilling sounds that can send even the bravest person in the room running for the hills. Show More Summary
The twelfth Maker Faire Bay Area will take place from May 19–21 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds and feature some truly impressive creations. Read more on MAKE The post 17 Larger-Than-Life Projects to Behold at the Biggest Maker Faire on Earth appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.