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The Alternate Makerspace–MAKE:SF

Among the makerspaces represented in Expo Hall at Maker Faire this weekend is one which offers regular meetings, cheap dues, great venues, and no lease commitments. That’s the formula for MAKE:SF which holds regular meetups at hosting business locations. The cost to join this makerspace is a mere …

RadioShack Unveils the New Delta Series Mini PC Board at Maker Faire

RadioShack is showing off a sample of their new Delta Series Mini PC Board at Maker Faire. I was able to grab a quick picture of it sitting behind the attached display. It’s looks really impressive. Make sure you stop by their booth and check it out.

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 lead the intended audience to become …

The Metamorphosis Project

Venice, California-based artist Alex Andre delighted the masses with his simple but stunning <i>Metamorphosis Project</i> interactive installation at Maker Faire Bay Area last weekend. The kinetic sculpture has a steel base and hand crank, holding a large disc with alternating panels of clear glass and …

Brendan Dawes: Sharing Your Work

This week, I interviewed the designer and maker Brendan Dawes for my podcast, Looking Sideways. Brendan’s known for early interactive web projects like Psycho Studio, that allows users to remix Hitchcock’s famous shower scene themselves. He’s also known for his physical projects, such as the …

Red Bull Creation 2013 Lineup

Red Bull Creation, a cool DIY competition sponsored by Red Bull, is back with a new challenge for 2013:<p>It’s been three years with three variations of the nation’s favorite 72-hour themed innovation competition and it keeps getting better. Red Bull Creation returns in 2013 with a new challenge, …

Maker Faire: One Maker’s Perspective

There’s something magical about going to your first Maker Faire. It’s exciting, wonderful and, often times, a little overwhelming. This was Colin Ho’s (OpenROV roboticist, pictured above) first Bay Area Maker Faire. For the past six months, he’s been wearing a DIY lifelogging device around his neck …

Controlling LEDs with Charlieplexing

MAKE contributor Andy has created a great tutorial to introduce you to the utility of “Charlieplexing,” a method for controlling multiple LEDs without the use of multiple microcontroller pins. With Charlieplexing you can turn on or off one LED at a time. To light more than one LED at a time, you …