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Category: Maker News

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Steampunk, Robots, and Comics: a Weekend of Making Across Germany!

This coming weekend, March 23 & 24th, three separate Maker Faires will inspire, instruct, and delight audiences of all ages across Germany. With no fewer than 12 events this year, it is evident that the German public has a rich choice of making exp…

KiCon, The First KiCad Conference Is Coming To Chicago

On April 26 and 27 in Chicago, The very first KiCon is going to be commencing. This event, focused on the open source electronics design software KiCad is going to offer not only a community gathering but crash courses and even talks on advanced topics…

Cool Crowdfunding: Music Sequencing and Tiny Dev Boards

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever del…

Watch This Robot Snake Climb Vertical Walls

…as for its wall-climbing abilities, I got a one-word response: “Magnets.”
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Corinne Okada Takara: Bringing Biology and Sustainable Materials Into Youth Makerspaces

Part science lab, part artistic experiment, part eye-opening experience with the natural world, Takara’s homebrew makerspace brings biodesign to eager students.
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Creating Beautiful Clipboards From Ambrosia Maple

Ok, yes, a clipboard is a mundane and possibly boring item. However, Caleb Harris shows us that they can, in fact, be beautiful too. Starting from lumber, Caleb shows us how he steps through the process of creating these beautiful pieces. It involves q…

Celebrating Pi Day at the Sphero RVR Hackathon

I joined a select group of students, makers and educators who didn’t let the ominous Bomb Vortex Blizzard (actual name of the snowstorm that hit Colorado last week) stop us from making our way to Boulder CO for the Sphero RVR Pi Day Hackathon. 10 early…

Construct A Super Cheap Rocket Stove From Scrap Materials

Rocket stoves are a pretty cool concept. They are simple to construct and surprisingly efficient in burning fuel. In this example we see how you can create one from some cheap scraps that you can source for roughly $5 and some effort. While a cheap roc…

Edible Innovation: How Agribusiness Can Lead To Social, Environmental And Economic Improvements

From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in th…

5 Amazing Things to See (and Do!) at the Asheville Mini Maker Faire

The inaugural Asheville Mini Maker Faire is coming up fast; it will be held on Saturday April 6th from 1-5 on the UNC Asheville campus. The response from he community has been incredible, and we are expecting to have over 30 exhibitors showing off some…