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ANIMAL: the Custom-Built Denim Car from South Africa

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 Creates the First-Ever 3D-Printed Portrait of President Barack Obama

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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

Obama Gets the First Ever 3D Printed Presidential Portrait

2 weeks agoOdd : Laughing Squid

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

Benchtop ABS Plastic Extruder at Maker Faire Africa

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

Mbadika build-it-yourself solar charger

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 will release a plug-in hybrid of every core model, starting with the 3 Series

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

Here's how the first 3D-printed presidential portrait was made

3 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

Existing Apple suppliers say GT Advanced promised too much, didn't diversify enough

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.

Interview With A Printer

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

Meet the Famed Holocaust-Surviving Tailor Who Snuck Advice to Eisenhower in His Suits

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

"African Start-Ups are a form of Design"

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

Bloomberg TV's Cory Johnson Explains Why Net Neutrality Matters For A Fair IT Market

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"

Ackman To Allergan Board: Valeant Can Pay More For Company

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

NYC MoMA adds five maker devices to its permanent collection

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

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...

First Class-Action Suit Filed Against Takata Over Airbag Defects

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

[Harrison Krix's] Marriott Chariot

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

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

Carl Bass: I’d happily sacrifice all of Autodesk patents if the rest of software would follow

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

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

GESA Makers

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

To do in the SF Bay Area: East Bay Mini Maker Faire, Oct. 19

3 months agoOdd : Boing Boing

“A family-friendly celebration featuring rockets and robots, digital fabrication, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, music and local food, and educational workshops and installations.” Read the rest

Maker Faire Rome: CasaJasmina

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

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