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Maker Faire Kansas City: That’s A Wrap

The 5th annual Kansas City Maker Faire was as fun as ever, but it definitely felt different from previous years. There seemed to be an unofficial emphasis on crafts this year, and I mean this in the broadest sense of the word. There was more exposure for the event in the local media, and this attracted a wider variety of faire-goers. Show More Summary

If You're Looking for Inspiration, Head Straight to This Event

The ever-growing Maker Faire is not only a massive celebration of creativity, it's helping to birth nascent entrepreneurs.

Make for Humanity

Two weeks ago, the National Maker Faire covered the University of D.C.'s lawn with more than two hundred booths where twenty thousand children and families created a giant, chaotic Rube Goldberg machine, printed their own programmable robots and explored every science and tech museum exhibit you can imagine. Show More Summary

Maker Faire Kansas City: Entrepreneurial Spirit Taking Shape

One of the great things about an event like the Kansas City Maker Faire is that there are so many reasons that makers sign up to show their things. Some makers come to teach a skill, and others to sell their handmade creations. Those with an entrepreneurial streak looking to launch a product might rent a booth to get a lot of eyes on their idea. Show More Summary

A Dunk Tank That Uses Fire Instead of Water Demonstrated at Kansas City Maker Faire

6 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Two Bit Circus recently demonstrated the Flambé, a dunk tank that uses fire instead of water, at the Kansas City Maker Faire. The device aims 15 propane burners at its victim, who for obvious safety reasons wears a protective fireproof suit as people throw softballs at the machine’s target trigger. photos via Make

F5: Piper Cuts to Hold, Shares Fairly Value Growth Outlook

Shares of enterprise networking equipment maker F5 Networks (FFIV) are down $2.09, or 1.7%, at $121.48, after Piper Jaffray’s Troy Jensen cut his rating on the stock to Neutral from Overweight, writing that the company will continue to lead in its area of improving the performance of applications, but that its stock has gotten too rich. [...]

Maker Faire Kansas City: Coming To Grips With The Mechanics Of Dexterity

There is always a great variety of things to see and experience at the Kansas City Maker Faire. This is the fifth year for the event which is held at historic Union Station, a beautiful art deco train depot from a bygone era. With aShow More Summary

World’s Largest Pizza Is A Mile Long And Weighs 5 Tons

Pizza makers at the Milan World Fair in Italy recently set a new Guiness World Record by baking a pizza that’s nearly one mile long. Specifically, the award-winning pizza measured in at 1.59545 kilometers, which comes out to about.99 of a mile. Show More Summary

A 5 Axis CNC Mill For Less Than $5,000

Every time I come back from a Maker Faire someone asks me what that my favorite thing was that I saw there. At World Maker Faire 2013, that was an easy question to answer, the Pocket NC 5 Axis CNC. The possibilities of what could beShow More Summary

Behold the mouthwatering awesomeness that is the World’s Longest...

Behold the mouthwatering awesomeness that is the World’s Longest Pizza. 60 intrepid Italian pizza makers gathered in Milan for the 2015 Milan World’s Fair where they created a Pizza Margherita measuring 1,595.45 meters (5,232.93 feet) long. Show More Summary

Arduino Wars: Genuino vs the Phantom Arduino and the Clones

The biggest news coming out of Maker Faire Shenzhen, outside the size and intensity of the event itself, was the announcement made by Massimo Banzi that Arduino boards using the name Genuino will be made in China by Seeed Studio. There...Show More Summary

Miss Tickle Is a Whimsical Puppet You Can Ride

Ride along with Baron von Jabba and his Creature Quad creation Miss Tickle at Maker Faire 2015. Read more on MAKE The post Miss Tickle Is a Whimsical Puppet You Can Ride appeared first on Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers.

Agile Hexapod Sees with Market’s Smallest, Lowest Cost LIDAR

At the Bay Area Maker Faire, we saw one of the coolest autonomous robots ever: Rhoeby, a navigation-capable hexapod. While the robot is built from a customized version of a standard ROBOTIS Bioloid “spider” kit, the real magic behind Rhoeby is the LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) system. Show More Summary

Your School Could Win a CNC Carving Machine from Inventables

2 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

Last year, Inventables held a contest to give a CNC carving machine to a public makerspace in every state in The United States of America. At National Maker Faire, Inventables CEO Zach Kaplan announced that they will be at it again.Show More Summary

A visual tour of the first-ever National Maker Faire

Makers and would-be makers converge on Washington DC for one serious show-and-tell.

The Arduino Zero is Now Shipping in the US

Announced over a year ago now during Maker Faire, the Arduino Zero is now finally available for purchase in the United States. Read more on MAKE The post The Arduino Zero is Now Shipping in the US appeared first on Make:.

Voltera’s V-One Prints 2-Layer Circuit Boards

2 weeks agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

Several weeks ago at Maker Faire Bay Area, I caught up with Voltera co-founder Alroy Almeida to learn more about the Voltera V-One, a conductive ink printer. The V-One is a slick device. Not only does it extrude conductive ink, but it can also be configured to deposit insulating […] Read more on MAKE The post Voltera’s V-One Prints 2-Layer Circuit Boards appeared first on Make:.

Making Clothes from Scraps at Swap-O-Rama-Rama

3 weeks agoHobbies / Sewing : Make: Sewing

Swap-O-Rama-Rama has been at Maker Faire Bay Area every year since it first started. They are always a hit and this year was no different. During the weekend, every station was packed with people eager to experiment with clothing alteration and learn new skills. Show More Summary

Watch a DJ Control a Tesla Coil With His Turntable

It doesn’t get much better than the world renowned DJ Qbert scratching insanely fast, except when every scratch is not just expressed as sound, but also sparks off of a tesla coil. That’s exactly what took place during Maker Faire Bay...Show More Summary

Drug Makers Price Medicines Unfairly, U.K. Patient Groups Say

A survey finds that just 14% of patient groups in the U.K. believe drug makers have done a good or excellent job in pricing their medicines fairly.

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