Hash reporting from Maker Faire Africa 2014: One of the most ambitions items at Maker Faire Africa this year in Johannesburg, South Africa is Samuel Ngobeni’s “art car”. He’s a designer from Germinston, who has spent the last three years building his ANIMAL car, from the ground up, that means the frame and all. Show More Summary
The Smithsonian teamed with 3D software company Autodesk to create the first-ever 3D-printed Presidential portrait. The portrait of President Barack Obama, which was first displayed as part of the White House Maker Faire (previously), is now on display at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C. image via The Smithsonian submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
The Smithsonian teamed with 3D software company Autodesk to create the first ever 3D Printed Presidential portrait. The portrait, which was first displayed as part of the White House Maker Faire (previously), is now on display at the Smithsonian Castle in Washington D.C. image via The Smithsonian submitted via Laughing Squid Tips
In the desktop machines arena from the ThingKing folks, displayed at Maker Faire Africa, Johannesburg: Lyall Sprong writes: We used the books of David J Gingery as a guide toward building the initial prototype as well as a some relevant instructables. Show More Summary
From Maker Faire Africa 2014, Lungelo Shezi writing in the htxt.Africa Maker channelThe DIY solar mobile charger that can be built in an hour 24-year-old Netia McCray is passionate about hardware prototyping and development as well as...Show More Summary
BMW has announced that it will release plug-in hybrid versions of all its existing models, starting with the 3 Series. This is certainly an interesting move: So far, the world's car makers have been fairly reticent in their ever-so-gradual...Show More Summary
One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed portrait that recreated the President's head with uncanny detail. But just how did this eerily realistic image come to be? The White House is more than...
In the wake of the collapse of sapphire maker GT Advanced Technologies, longtime members of Apple's supply chain have characterized the iPhone maker as a tough but fair partner who offers component makers a chance at success, provided they take proper precautions.
The Hackaday European tour continues, this time in Prague with Josef Pr?ša (Google translate), core developer in the RepRap project, feature at all the Maker Faires and cons, and creator of his namesake, the Prusa Mendel and i3 printers. [Prusa]‘s...Show More Summary
This article was originally posted in Vanity Fair. In 1956, Martin Greenfield was a twentysomething Czech immigrant working as a tailor at the well-regarded Brooklyn suit maker GGG Clothes. Greenfield had gotten in the door, in 1947,...Show More Summary
From SmartMonkeyTV and interview with the director of Museum of African Design host of Maker Faire Africa 2014Aaron Kohn, Director, Museum of African Design (MOAD) talks about: what MOAD covers; its 21 Icons exhibition; exhibitions past...Show More Summary
From the November 10 edition of Bloomberg TV's Market Makers: Previously: Bloomberg Host Calls Out Telecom CEO On Net Neutrality Stance Broadcast Nightly News Ignore Landmark FCC Proposal On Net Neutrality Shepard Smith Tells Anti-Net Neutrality Guest He "Sound[s] Like A Corporate Shill"
BOSTON (Reuters) - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc can pay "substantially" more for Allergan Inc and should get a fair shot at buying it, William Ackman, the Botox maker's biggest shareholder, said on Friday. Ackman said this...Show More Summary
If you've ever been to a Maker Faire, you know its as much of an art show as a technology showcase. Builders debut everything from robotic bands to educational circuitry kits at these events, and the NYC Museum of Modern Art is about to immortalize...
With nearly 8 million vehicles recalled, 30 injuries and at least four deaths linked to potentially defective Takata airbags, it should come as no surprise that the Japanese auto parts maker would face its fair share of lawsuits from...Show More Summary
Atlanta’s Mini Maker Faire had plenty of booths to keep visitors busy, but the largest spectacle by far was the racetrack smack-dab in the middle, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more eye-catching contender than [Harrison Krix's]...Show More Summary
I don’t know if you’ve been following our sponsored monthly podcasts – er, Pandocasts– with Carl Bass, CEO of Autodesk. We’ve made fun of Oracle’s presence at Maker Faire. We’ve talked about crowdfunding gone wrong. And we’ve talked about how the cult of “knowing nothing” doesn’t exactly qualify you to build a successful company. Show More Summary
From GESA Makers at Makers Faire 2.0, images of fabrication and making from Ghana Fablab: There can not be a makers competition without fabrication and making. As part of the program, all the teams teams visited the Ghana Fab-Lab toShow More Summary
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Last year, Maker Faire Roma was a Roman colossus, and this year, the second edition, Maker Faire was American in scale, meaning colossal but normally so. It had the look and feel of SXSW Interactive in Austin, when legions of thousands of geeks invade a city with their gadgets, ideas, energy. But Austin is smaller than Rome and much, much younger. Show More Summary