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Month: February 2014

Robotics | IoT

Equity Crowdfunding: Is It Hype- Worthy?

Crowdfunding is hot, kick-starting not only our companies but entire economies. It is the go-to miracle measure to create ambassadors, marketing, money and products out of nowhere.
These expectations came into existence after major crowdfundin…

This Week: Be on the Lookout for Something Big

Starting next week, MAKE and Shawn Thorsson, costume and prop builder extraordinaire, will debut a new video series as he prepares for Maker Faire Bay Area. We’re not saying what it is yet other than it’s going to be big and it will demand your attenti…

New Project: Tutorial: Raspberry Pi GPIO Pins and Python

The GPIO pins on a Raspberry Pi are a great way to interface physical devices like buttons and LEDs with the little Linux processor. If you’re a Python developer, there’s a sweet library called RPi.GPIO that handles interfacing with the pins. In ju…

Projects with Ryan Slaugh: Building a Raspberry Pi Pinewood Derby Race System

Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Alamode join forces to control a Pinewood Derby race track.Read more on MAKE

Building a Bullet Time Rig at the Raspberry Pi Jamboree

We talked to Andrew Robinson about building the “Frozen Raspberry” bullet time rig from Raspberry Pis.Read more on MAKE

DiResta: Looking Glass

In this episode of DiResta, Jimmy turns a trash heap find at a New York City hotel into this beautiful looking glass. Read more on MAKE

Nanocatalysts for Fuel Cells Exceed Targets Set for 2017

A bimetallic nanocatalyst is cheaper and more reactive than today’s platinum fuel cell catalysts

10 Questions for Raspberry Pi’s Eben Upton

“I think one of the reasons we’ve been successful is we’ve had this commitment to not be a magpie and run off after some shiny new thing after six months.” As part of our celebration of Raspberry Pi’s second birthday, I interviewed Eben Upton, foun…

Drone Flyers in Austin: Fly With Us at SXSW This Weekend

MAKE will be hosting a homegrown drone gathering at SXSW, and has saved space for a couple local enthusiast groups. Let us know if you’d like to hang out!Read more on MAKE

Combining Cardboard Ridiculousness with Novice Engineering Fun

Part Segway, part skateboard, and part scooter, the recreational mobile concept Nunee New is secured solely by construction glue.Read more on MAKE