What do you get when you combine turntables and Tesla coils? Well as you might expect, the results are pretty illuminating. At a recent Bay Area Maker Faire event San Francisco turntablist DJ Qbert experimented, combining super fast DJ’ing with high-voltage energy. Show More Summary
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 Area when DJ Qbert took to the stage to […] Read more on MAKE The post DJ Uses Intel Edison to Revolutionize Scratching appeared first on Make:.
Of course Maker Faire was loaded up with 3D printers, but we’re no longer in the era of a 3D printer in every single booth. Filament-based printers are passé, but that doesn’t mean there’s no new technology to demonstrate. This year, it was stereolithography and other resin-based printers. Show More Summary
A month before the Bay Area Maker Faire, there were ominous predictions the entire faire would be filled with BB-8 droids, the cute astromech ball bot we’ll be seeing more of when The Force Awakens this December. This prediction proved to be premature. Show More Summary
Amid the flaming robots and art cars of the 2015 Maker Faire I found an unexpected oasis of beautiful wood furniture and sculptures held together using thin steel cables. Robby Cuthbert’s wood and steel designs take conventional furnishings...Show More Summary
It’s just not a Maker Faire without a flame-firing sculpture. Thankfully, year after year, the renowned Bay Area arts organization Flaming Lotus Girls have provided the Faire with unforgettable interactive fire art. This year, fairgoers...Show More Summary
What’s one part country fair, one part art festival, a side of Burning Man and an educational, geek-filled fun-fest? Maker Faire! We went to the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, and overdosed on creative, inspiring DiY technology. Here’s what we saw. More »
What’s one part country fair, one part art festival, a side of Burning Man and an educational, geek-filled fun-fest? Maker Faire, of course. We went the Bay Area Maker Faire this past weekend, and overdosed on creative, inspiring DiY technology. Here’s what we saw. Read more...
The recent Maker Faire Bay Area gave us a brief glimpse into our robopocalyptic future, as the 15-foot-tall MegaBot pelts its victim with deadly paintball cannons. Its makers want to eventually create a league of giant battling MegaBots.
FBR & Co. semiconductor analyst Christopher Rolland today weighs in on the state of inventory and finds things to be fairly healthy for chip makers. Industry “lead times,” meaning, time to get certain parts from when orders are placed, are at a healthy 11 weeks, he notes, after something of a minor correction back in October, [...]
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[Alan Yates] brought a demo of Valve’s new VR tech that’s the basis of the HTC Vive system to Maker Faire this year. It’s exceptionally clever, and compared to existing VR headsets it’s probably one of the best headtracking solutions out there. With VR headsets, the problem isn’t putting two displays in front of the user’s eyes. Show More Summary
Fitness-tracking device maker Jawbone has had its fair share of recent troubles, including a delayed launch of its latest product, the Up3. In an analysis of startups conducted for Business Insider by Mattermark, Jawbone was one of the...Show More Summary
Arguably our best find at Bay Area Maker Faire this year was the Tin Spider built by [Scott Parenteau]. He constructed the 13-foot tall vehicle to take with him on his very first trip to Burning Man back in 2012. There’s very littleShow More Summary
Skating bug-bots, homemade roller coasters, and other oddities
Not all robots are here to take over the world (or our jobs). Some of them are just cute play toys, dressed up in suits. Others are towering monsters who throw cans of paint at cars. We saw both at the 10th Annual Maker Faire in San Mateo, California on Saturday. Show More Summary
Young children and their parents flock to Maker's Faires to get hands-on tech time
Students of Oakland, California’s Laney College FabLab showed off a large plywood dodecahedron at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. The room-sized structure was cut using CNC fabrication and fits together without any need for glue or nails, making it relatively easy to set up and break down. Show More Summary
The apparent lull on the Arduino front the last few weeks was just the calm before the storm that is the Bay Area Maker Faire (BAMF). Both companies claiming the Arduino name were there over the weekend, with news and new products in tow. Show More Summary
If you were to ask the collective Maker community to name their go-to tool, the enthusiastic response would be Dremel. No matter the project, the Maker will often tell you how they had to “go at it with a Dremel” to get it done. The beauty of the familiar, […] Read more on MAKE The post The Versatility of Dremel Shines at Maker Faire appeared first on Make:.