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Electric Vehicles Are on the Rise: Here’s How to Sustain Their Growth

The struggle for electric vehicles to gain legitimacy in a world dominated by supersized SUVs and overbearing big rigs is something of a David and Goliath story. The underdog just landed a blow right between the eyes of America’s major car manufacturers. In April, Tesla became the most valuable automaker in the US, passing General […]

3D Print a High-Power Electric Unicycle

Cruise 25 miles at 20mph on a sweet, one-wheeled ride you built yourself!
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3 Big Trends Shaking Up the Energy Industry

We are at the cusp of an energy revolution. This post is a look at how three technologies — solar, batteries, and electric vehicles (EVs) — are poised to disrupt a $6 trillion energy industry over the next two decades. I had the chance to sit down with Ramez Naam, chair of Energy and Environmental Systems at Singularity University and acclaimed author of the Nexus series, to discuss these major forces and their implications. Let’s dive in…. read more

Faraday Motion: Electric Longboard Company, Apartment Makerspace, Tinkerers Paradise

Faraday Motion is a small business with the soul of a makerspace. Backed by a community of Makers, they’re perfecting electric skateboards.
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Don’t Throw Out That Broken Hoverboard — Salvage the Parts for Your Next Project

So your hoverboard is a fire hazard… Well, that doesn’t mean it’s good for nothing. Disassemble and cannibalize the parts for other projects.
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Self-Driving Cars Are So 2015: Get There in a Self-Flying ‘Copter

We never did get our Jetsons flying cars or jet packs. EHang’s trying to change that with this giant, passenger carrying drone.
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This Week’s Awesome Stories from Around the Web (Through Jul 11)

ROBOTICS: Robots Can’t Kill You—and Claiming They Can is Dangerous Ron Chrisley | Gizmodo “Since robots don’t have responsibility, humans are the ones responsible for what robots do. However, as robots become more… read more
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New Project: Build a Cordless Drill-Powered Go-Kart

Educator and Make: author Gever Tulley helps kids build their own drill-powered go-karts at his Tinkering School in Montara, Calif., using small welded frames, bike parts, and cheap corded drills. We asked him to build a version for Make:, but we wan…

What Do Jurrassic Park, Twisted Metal, and Waffles Have in Common? Power Wheels Racing

Coming to the 10th Annual Bay Area Maker Faire is the 7th season of Power Wheels racing. The Power Racing Series is a vaguely popular nerd “sport” that mods simple toy store ride-on plastic cars and converts them into $500 25mph electric racing …

Ben Katz’ Electric Tricycle

One of the scooters at World Maker Faire that caught my eye was Ben Katz’ sweet scooter whose design is inspired by the Radio Flyer trike. Ben designed the tricycle around a brushless Turnigy motor, visualized the trike in Sketchup, welded, and machine…