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Month: April 2013

Robotics | IoT

Bodhi’s Boat and Pony Trap at Austin Mini Maker Faire

Four “Meet the Makers” videos from the upcoming May 5th Austin Mini Maker Faire.Read the full article on MAKE

Pitches with Prototypes: Falkor Systems’ Pet AR.Drone

In the run-up to the Hardware Innovation Workshop (May 14-15), we’ll be introducing aspiring companies and makers competing in the “pitches with prototypes” contest. First up is Falkor System’s Pet AR. Drone. The product is still in development, but CE…

5 Ways to Drive Engagement to Your App by Appboy

It used be easy to launch a mobile app. You built something quickly, submitted it to the App Store and then waited for downloads to come pouring in. As the ecosystem became competitive, things got more difficult: you had to … Read More
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New American Sweatshop

Artist and inventor Amelia Marzec has created an ingenious community project, called “New American Sweatshop,” in which she is attempting to reduce our dependence on electronics produced in sweatshops by salvaging components from broken ele…

Get Ready for the 2013 Hardware Innovation Workshop

The line-up for MAKE’s second Hardware Innovation Workshop is set and the roster and schedule of events is truly exciting. If you’re in the business of making at any stage this is a not-to-miss event. Read the full article on MAKE

Introducing Young Makers to Arduino

St. Louis hackerspace The Disruption Department’s Student Fellowship Program takes the kids to a new spot each month and they learn something about mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering. For the April event, the kids were introduced to Arduin…

How-To: Digital Pinhole Photography

Nearly 40 years ago, scientist and author Forrest M. Mims III wrote an article titled “The Pinhole: A ‘Lens’ that Just Won’t Quit” that was published in the April 1974 issue of Popular Photography. His enthusiasm for pinhole p…

Make: Believe Visits Images In Motion

Kamela Portuges and Lee Armstrong have been making puppets and performing together for over 25 years. Armstrong, who’d gotten her big puppetry break on Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock, met talented sculptor Portuges at a puppet festival; the two soon com…

MAKE Asks: Teachers that Inspire

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.Read the full article on MAKE

Got a Great Gadget? Show Your Stuff to Veronica Belmont and Win

Veronica Belmont invites you to put to the test your most innovative and ingenious DIY versions of your favorite consumer tech items on stage at Maker Faire Bay Area.Read the full article on MAKE