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Month: December 2013

Robotics | IoT

What do You Think is Going to Disrupt the Technology World Most in 2014 and Why?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtu…

How-To: 3 Most Popular DIY GoPro Projects

Check out the three most popular GoPro project tutorials according to DIYGoPro.com. Learn how to make these three rigs with step-by-step video tutorials, instructions, and part lists.Read more on MAKE

Arduino Near-Field Communication

Don Coleman demonstrates using both Adafruit’s and Seeed Studio’s NFC shields to read Near-Field Communication (NFC) tags.Read more on MAKE

DARPA’s Rescue-Robot Showdown

Robots face off in first phase of DARPA’s Robotics Challenge

Formula E Cars Race for All-Electric Glory

High-wattage EV racing will come to cities around the world

Would You Shoot Your Neighbor’s Drone?

As civilian UAVs take to U.S. skies, they’ll face pushback—and perhaps a few shotguns

My Maker Mantra for the New Year

My Maker Mantra for the New Year: Clean what you mess; Maintain what you have; Fix what you can;
Love what you make. Finish what you start.Read more on MAKE

Bike wheel stores pedal power to provide energy boosts for tough inclines

copenhagenwheelThe Copenhagen Wheel fits onto any bike and captures energy from the rider’s cycling, offering a power boost when they need it for harder inclines later on.


Planes and Trains and Polyhedra

Math Mondays is back from a travel-induced hiatus, but never fear, mathematical making continued unabated during the travels. In fact, on one plane ride, I just happened to have a bit of free time, and the materials to make the roundest 25-hedron possi…

Affordable plug adapters make any appliance smartphone-controlled

plugawayBeijing-based Plugaway enables consumers to simply plug an adapter into each power socket to turn whatever’s connected into a smart device.