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The 11th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area

3 hours agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

The 11th Annual Maker Faire Bay Area takes place May 20-22, 2016 at the San Mateo Event Center in California. The event is a celebration of makers, programmers, engineers, and other makers who gather to learn from one another and show off their latest creations. Tickets are available now, and the full schedule of events has […]

120-Side Dice Are the Pinnacle of Die Design

It is most numbers possible on a mathematically fair die The makers of these 120-side dice claim that "120 faces... is the largest number that is possible on a mathematically fair die" and we are inclined to believe them. The go on to say, "You can't go any bigger. Show More Summary

A PHENOMENAL Cosplay Photoshoot in the Desert [Pics]

While at the Maker Faire in Cairo, Egypt, cosplayer Angela Bermúdez used the opportunity to make a cosplay photoshoot in the desert. The location was 3 hours way from the city, but after looking at the photos, I can say that the trip...Show More Summary

Solution-less Protesters Contrast with Makers, Doers and Dreamers at Hannover Messe

Last night, the largest trade fair for industrial technology, Hannover Messe, celebrated its 69th year with German Chancellor Merkel and U.S. President Obama opening the ceremonies. President Obama was given the...

Why Sony And Other Big Tech Companies Are Tapping Into The Maker Movement's Spirit

By bringing new tech directly from its R&D labs to the public and asking for feedback, Sony is preparing itself for a new era of gadgets. Sony is trying to tap into some of the mojo of Maker Faire and Indiegogo to bring more innovative, and specialized, gadgets to market. Show More Summary

Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire 2016!

Trossen Robotics will be at the Chicago Northside Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, May 7th! This will be our fourth time attending, and we’re pumped to show off what we’ve been up to in the last year. We love inspiring people young and old to pursue an interest in robotics. We hope to see you there!

Save a Spaceship with Spacehack!

York Hackspace needed a demonstration piece to grace their stand at Maker Faires and similar events. Their solution was Spacehack, a multi-player control console based starship emergency simulator game. Each Spacehack player has console with a selection of displays, switches, dials, and levers. Show More Summary

Automatic Book Scanner To Bring Knowledge To Ethiopian Students

In 2013 the dean of an Ethiopian university addressed Maker Faire Hannover and outlined one of his concerns; that the high price of developed-world textbooks was holding back the cause of education for universities such as his own in developing countries. Show More Summary

The Murky History of the Ice Cream Cone

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The most common story about the origin of the ice cream cone has its debut at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. A waffle maker was set up next to an ice cream vendor when the vendor ran out of ice cream cups. The waffle maker lent his skills to produce edible containers that became a hit. Show More Summary

Fair Game: A Valeant Boo-Boo May Portend Bigger Errors

As investors look for the release of the drug maker’s annual report, it has already found one error and warned of “additional accounting adjustments.”

This Week in Making: Maker Faire Cairo, Crazy Crayons, Casting Tips, and More

This past week we went to Cairo for an amazing Maker Faire, learned what a pulse oximeter was, played with crayons, and more! Read more on MAKE The post This Week in Making: Maker Faire Cairo, Crazy Crayons, Casting Tips, and More appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Simplenote brings its free Markdown-friendly writing app to Windows and Linux

As a Windows user, my options for decent text editors to write my articles with are fairly limited. The majority of them are either best suited for coding or too greedy for system resources. Lucky for me, Automattic, the maker of WordPress, has just launched its free text editor Simplenote on both Windows and Linux. Show More Summary

Local stationery brand debuts a fresh new look for spring

It’s fair to say that Leela Robinson has made a name for herself among Atlanta’s local makers scene through Native Bear, a line of hand-carved stamps, wares, and accessories she designs and crafts out of her Decatur-based home studio. Show More Summary

Erin Berman | Movers & Shakers 2016 – Tech Leaders

Before December 2014, when she stepped into the new role of San José Public Library’s (SJPL) technology and innovation project manager (now innovations manager), Erin Berman launched SJPL’s first Maker faire, which introduced 200 people to after-school STEM [science, technology, engineering, math] programs. Show More Summary

Can't Make This Up: Paramount Says Star Trek Fan Flick Violates Copyright On Klingon And 'Uniform With Gold Stars'

2 months agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Let's go back just a few months to remind you about two stories that seem fairly unrelated. Story one: at the very end of last year, we wrote about the ridiculousness of CBS and Paramount suing the makers of a Star Trek fan film on the basis of that fan film actually looking like it was going to be good. Show More Summary

Robot Armies, Fish Cars, and R2-D2 Invade Las Vegas

2 months agoHobbies : Make: Workshop

The 2016 Las Vegas Mini Maker Faire wowed with art cars, interactive glowing art, deconstruction/construction zones, drones, and more. Read more on MAKE The post Robot Armies, Fish Cars, and R2-D2 Invade Las Vegas appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

How adblockers drive YouTubers to shill for mobile game makers

FEATURE: Disclaimer The organizers of Casual Connect paid my way to Amsterdam. Our coverage remains fair. The business model of the Internet is changing as more people install tools to block advertisements, and this is forcing content creators into situations where they need to cross the line from neutral commentator to paid spokesperson. Roostr.tv is a company that acts […]

Young Makers Show Off Their Creations at New York Toy Fair

Kids don't just play with toys, they make them too! Here were some cool toys and games developed by young makers at the New York Toy Fair. Read more on MAKE The post Young Makers Show Off Their Creations at New York Toy Fair appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

TOY FAIR 2016: Diamond Select Does "Gotham" "iZombie," Kevin Smith & More

The toy maker will expand its Minimates line in 2016, while adding more licensed products for "X-Files," "X-Men" and more.

McFarlane’s Super Cool ‘Five Nights At Freddy’s’ Construction Set!

Ahead of the New York Toy Fair, Figures.com writes that Todd McFarlane announced today that McFarlane Toys has teamed with video game maker Scott Cawthon to produce a line of collectible construction sets based on his runaway success, “Five Night’s at Freddy’s.” The series has become a verified cultural phenomenon over the last two years […]

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