The time of the event has actually arrived -- and I am more nervous than I expected to be. Read more
Maker Faires are not only places for do-it-yourselfers, innovators and inventors to share their latest and greatest creations with each other, but are also hugely popular with the general public. The Bay Area Maker Faire a few months back, for example, attracted 1,100 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors. Show More Summary
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Toyota appears to be wanting to muscle in on the small European van market, revealing a compact delivery van concept this week called the Urban Utility (or U2). Destined for the NYC World Maker Faire this month, the U2 Concept is billed...Show More Summary
There's a quiet revolution happening in US cities. People want to mix an urban lifestyle with a connection to nature and appreciation for craftsmanship. The result of all of this is folks pursuing things as varied as urban farming, home brewing and the whole maker movement. Show More Summary
Anouk Wipprecht designed this fashionable and functional chain mail dress with the help of ArcAttack, and wore it herself at Maker Faire when her models were too nervous to try it in action. To build a bad-ass, lightning-resistant, 600-rings-of-chainmail dress for your own use, you can follow step-by-step instructions over on Instructables. Show More Summary
The Grommet, a site that discovers and supports cool stuff by small makers has started a wholesale division. Recently launched at the White House Maker Faire, The Grommet Wholesale adds another step in helping makers succeed and shops stock unique stuff. READ MORE »
Lockpicking has become a trademark skill of hackers all across the world, and is regularly taught at hackerspaces and maker faires. But a lot of the time, the sets have already been made or bought online somewhere. However, [Sean] has demonstrated how to create a lock picking set with ordinary paperclips in the video embedded at the end of this post. Show More Summary
The 5th Annual World Maker Faire New York, a weekendlong exhibition of creativity, invention, and the maker movement, takes place September 20 and 21, 2014, at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. Makers who wish to take part in the event still have a few more days to respond to the Call for [...]
The innovation laced through the National Capital Region is impressive, and this third edition of the Ottawa Mini Maker Faire is a chance to connect creative people from all over our region in a celebration of the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) spirit.
No content online is 'rare', but here are two presentations you might not have seen before:...from the Maker Faire, and here's a speech I did last year at Nearly Impossible in Brooklyn: Seth Godin | Nearly Impossible 2013 from...
It’s “the science of being imperfect” – and Mad Zach is one heck of a mad scientist at it. We all know Ableton Live productions, even sometimes from fairly skilled music makers, can get painfully stuck on the grid. If that’s the disease, Mad Zach has the cure. Show More Summary
I ran into a guy at Maker Faire Kansas City who I used to scoop ice cream with twenty years ago. We were slinging frozen dairy at a Baskin Robbins in a dying suburban strip mall that had a one-hour photo booth in the parking lot. ItShow More Summary
Maker Faire is back at the San Mateo Event Center May 17, 18 and well worth taking some time away from watching the grass grow in the back yard! What is Maker Faire you ask? It’s actually hard to fully describe it. Sure, there are tons of do-it-yourself robot competitions, workshops and kits and 3-d [...]
At the Bay Area Maker Faire in May, Anouk Wipprecht stood on stage as Tesla Coils sent close to a million volts of electricity coursing through her chain mail suit. Wipprecht also wore a 3D printed dress, plus plasma balls on her shoulders that glowed with each arc of lightning. It was the equivalent of... Read More
This post comes to us from Dale Dougherty, founder and publisher of MAKE: magazine and Maker Faire. For the third straight year, Google and Make have come together to put on Maker Camp, a free, online summer camp for teens on Google+. Show More Summary
This week's Carnival of Space celebrates Cassini's birthday, bringing citizen science to a Maker Fair, getting up close and personal with the new Orbital Carbon Observatory, and more. Read on for stories on new technology, citizen science, and astronomical prettiness. Read more...
We’re pretty fond of home-built arcade cabinets, especially when those cabinets feature a giant HaD logo on the front. We teased you with a picture of two predators playing it at Maker Faire Kansas City, and we thought you might like to see what makes it tick. [Dustin and Nick] have dubbed this the Dustin and Nick Arcade [DNA]. Show More Summary
What did you do over the weekend? I spent both days at Maker Faire Kansas City and it was awesome. This is the fourth year the Faire has been held in Union Station, a stunning Kansas City landmark that celebrates its centennial this fall. The Things As you might imagine, there were 3D printers galore. Show More Summary
16-17 Aug Returning for a second year, the Sydney Mini Maker Faire is a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. It’s a place where...