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Zen and the Art of Microscope Maintenance

One man’s quest to restore a busted scanning electron microscope.
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15-Foot Tall Paint-Cannon Equipped Battle Bots Come to Life

All three MegaBots will be at Maker Faire Bay Area, with the largest firing its giant paintballs at cars.
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So You Want to Make a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are fantastic resources in their communities, offering classes and tools to aspiring and expert makers alike. But how do you start a space?Read more on MAKE

Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model

This is the second in a series of posts called Making Makerspaces, a distillation of the information gathered for a series of How to Make a Makerspace workshops produced by Artisan’s Asylum and MAKE. These posts will appear on a more-or-less weekly bas…

Making Makerspaces: Acquiring Insurance

This is the first in a series of posts documenting how to start a makerspace of your own in your local community. This post is focused on the one question almost everyone asks when starting a space – how do you get insurance for your makerspace? We’ll …

Is it a Hackerspace, Makerspace, TechShop, or FabLab?

The past decade has seen the sudden, dramatic appearance of community spaces offering public, shared access to high-end manufacturing equipment. These spaces are interchangeably referred to as hackerspaces, makerspaces, TechShops, and FabLabs. This can…

Maker Pro: Building Community at Scale

Shared workshops can have a feeling of community. I used to think it was a matter of scale, that the larger groups would have more community. I now realize it’s more a matter of how much people will linger. The more people engage with each other …

Dale Dougherty Introducing Make a Makerspace Conference

As this weekend’s conference on How to Make a Makerspace is getting started, I had a chance to speak briefly with Dale Dougherty. He briefly summed up why we need makerspaces, and what we might look forward to from this emerging community.

This weeken…