Over the weekend, I spent some time at the Maker Faire in San Mateo, CA. The annual festival, hosted by Maker Media, which publishes Make Magazine and brings thousands of people to the Bay Area peninsula to indulge in robotics, crafts, software, and DIY culture. The festival had some marquee exhibitors and speakers, like 3DRobotics CEO and former...
When Michael Newman was a little kid, he liked to draw new video game levels. Quite literally, the obsessive tinkerer is still doing so, but judging by the Video Game Sans Video project he demoed at the 2013 Maker Faire, his pursuits...Show More Summary
The Arduino Robot wasn't the only interesting product the Italian company launched at Maker Faire this past weekend. Arduino Yún combines a Leonardo board (featuring Atmel's ATmega32u4) with a MIPS-based WiFi SoC (Atheros AR9331) running Limino (an OpenWRT / linux derivative). Show More Summary
I was minding my own business, strolling through the hallways of the Chicago Mini Maker Faire this weekend, when I turned a corner and came across this… Yes, it’s a great white…
Venturebeat has an article up this morning titled Startups and big corporations embrace the maker movement which reports that the annual Maker Faire has this year introduced a ‘Startup Pavillion’ which it cites as evidence that the maker movement is moving beyond hobbies to being a ‘rich source of economic potential’. Here’s a selection [...]
If you've navigated through the endless sea of 3D printers at this weekend's Maker Faire, you may well have caught a glimpse of the Series 1 Pro, the latest offering from San Francisco-based Type A Machines. The printer, which is still in the "engineering concept" phase," trades its predecessor's wood frame for a more solid aluminum version. Show More Summary
I looked awful that day and they chose to use THAT pic? ugh.
At Maker Faire Bay Area, a "startup pavilion" highlights 20 new maker-focused startups. But big companies like Autodesk, General Electric, and even Google are getting into the DIY game too.
Yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area in the Textile Talk Lounge, artist Ramekon O’Arwisters gave a compelling talk on his social and artistic project, called Crochet Jam. Ramekon goes out into the community and teaches people how to crochet, and then lets them loose to work on a collaborative tapestry. […] Read the full article on MAKE
Somewhere between the self-driving couches, the flaming sculptures, and the Arduino-powered blinky light projects at Maker Faire, I think we'll catch a glimpse of the future of tech.
There's a new kid on the Arduino block, and it's called the Arduino Robot. Launched yesterday at Maker Faire Bay Area, it's the company's first product that extends beyond single microcontroller boards. The Roomba-like design, which we first saw in November 2011, is the result of a collaboration with Complubot. Show More Summary
Giant Cardboard Robot Today I went to Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 with my mom, my daughter and some friends and really had a blast. The fair also runs on Sunday May 19th, so if you’re in the area, you still have time to head down to the San Mateo County Event Center for the [...]
When Valve's first hardware hire, Jeri Ellsworth, tweeted back in February that she was fired from the company, we were disappointed but also intrigued by what she meant by "time for new and exciting projects." Well we finally saw what she's been up to here at at Maker Faire 2013. Show More Summary
Maker Faire Bay Area is this weekend, in San Mateo, California! Pesco, Mark and I will all be there, and I'm sure many of you reading Boing Boing will be, too. Mark has been posting some great behind-the-scenes snapshots on his Instagram. And of course, the #makerfaire hashtag is a good way to peek at [...]
At Maker Faire Bay Area 2013 longtime Make pal Kent Barnes kindly opened his everyday carry case and showed me what’s inside. It’s a highly personalized collection of tools, including a flashlight, X-Acto knife, drivers, laser pointer, and lock pick tools. See the video at Makezine.com
Via FreeIO.org comes news of a new open hardware robot: the official Arduino Robot. The Arduino Robot will be on sale at the Maker Faire in San Mateo immediately but will be generally available for online orders starting in July. The robot has two ATmega32u4 microprocessors. Show More Summary
Here’s an Android powered pen plotter that does it all. It was built by [Ytai Ben-Tsvi] to take with him to Maker Faire. He’s the creator of IOIO, a hardware interface module designed to communicate with an Android device via USB (host or OTG are both supported). The physical hardware is simple enough. He draws […]
Mid-May is one helluva packed time in the cultural and artistic life of San Francisco. For one, there’s what has become the de facto San Francisco art fair weekend, when the stimulating eye candy of … Read More
Bay Area Maker Faire is coming up this weekend, and Mark, Pesco and I are all hosting sessions! I will be interviewing National Geographic TV host Sean Riley about the making of his show "World's Toughest Fixes." We will also be talking about the invisible importance of heavy machinery, and of the courage it takes [...]
This Saturday, May 18th we’ll be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire! The faire runs from 10am-4pm and will be filled with amazing and creative projects from the Chicagoland area, and beyond! We’ll be demoing some of our crawlers like the PhantomX Quadruped and Hexapod. As well as some of our other robots. So [...]