Maker Faire

CEO apologises for saying 'SexyCyborg' female tech maker is fraud and front for male developer boyfriend

A tech CEO has been forced to apologise to a Youtuber known as SexyCyborg after claiming she was faking her work as a developer to promote her …

Makerspaces

Open World: Bangalore’s Maker Scene

“You’ll never see a broom or a shovel with a proper handle. Why? Because the upper castes like to see the lower castes hunched over.” The word “never” is an overstatement, but what this stranger said to me in passing suggests something important – walk down the streets of Bangalore, and you’ll see …

Innovation

Whatever Happened to 3D Printing? It Found Its Way.

After a long period of hype, a technology finds its purpose.

Makerspaces

My Apology to Naomi Wu and the Make Community

Two weeks ago, I did something really stupid. I tweeted that Naomi Wu, @realsexycyborg, was not who she claimed to be, pointed to a conspiracy theory on that subject on Reddit. That would be wrong in any circumstance, but I’ve come to realize a couple of important things about this particular …

Makerspaces

Maker Faire Shenzhen 2017 — It’s a Wrap!

Attending the 6th Annual Maker Faire Shenzhen was a pretty awesome experience. It had been two years since my last Maker Faire Shenzhen, and I was thrilled to see the number of hands-on activities, female makers and their projects and families attending the event. This year, the Maker Faire …

Makerspaces

Blue

Happy Friday, everybody!<p>This week, we finally announced our first Brazillian Approved Reseller, and with it Brazil’s own blue Raspberry Pi 3.<p>Members …

Raspberry Pi

Goodbye, TechShop

The CEO of TechShop, [Dan Woods], has hit the legal E-stop and declared Chapter-7 bankruptcy for the business. All ten US locations were shuttered on …

Makerspaces

Make Magazine founder issues apology after claiming Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu is 'not a real person'

Nov 14, 2017 | By Tess<p>The founder of Make Magazine, Dale Dougherty, has apologized after unfounded claims that Chinese maker Naomi “SexyCyborg” Wu …

Feminism

Arcade Games, Theme Park Rides, and Toothpick Sculptures at Rochester Mini Maker Faire

In Upstate New York, the Rochester Mini Maker Faire will be kicking off their fourth event this Saturday. Thanks to an incredibly supportive maker community, the faire has grown to over 125 makers with more hands-on activities than ever before. This year, we wanted to share a preview of the faire …

Makerspaces

Physical computing blocks at Maker Faire New York

At events like Maker Faire New York, we love offering visitors the chance to try out easy, inviting, and hands-on activities, so we teamed up with …

Raspberry Pi

How a DIY YouTuber became the target of a sexist conspiracy theory

Dale Dougherty, the founder of the “maker movement,” accused a Chinese woman of being a fraud despite having no evidence.<p>Naomi Wu is a prolific …

Technology

Maker Faire Shenzhen Encourages Makers to Go Pro

Without a doubt, Maker Faire and Shenzhen are a natural fit, so it’s not surprising to see how this celebration of innovation and creativity has grown over the past six years in the Silicon Valley of Hardware. This year, the Faire is taking an exciting new turn: Shenzhen Polytechnic Institute is a …

Makerspaces

Maker Faire Book Signing

Saturday<p>18<p>Author Signing<p>Ceola Abram<p>Author Event, Author Signing, Other (Religion & Inspiration, Other) <br>Saturday November 18, 2017 2:00 PM Come and …

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How 3D Printing, Lego, and Custom Sleeves Are Helping Hospitals

A wide variety of people have been using maker techniques to help in the medical field, and I was happy to check out some very innovative people and the techniques they were using at this year’s World Maker Faire New York.<p>Printing for Medical Education<p>Two of the first medical makers that I met were …

Makerspaces

Maker Faire Rome 2017: Call for Volunteers

Planning on attending Maker Faire Rome next month? We’re currently seeking volunteers to join our team during the event—staffing tables and displays, …

Arduino

3 Medical Projects Driving Maker Innovation in Health

If you attended the World Maker Faire New York this year, you likely encountered a number of medical makers who are using the act of making to improve medical care in their own unique ways.<p>MakerNurse<p>One of the organizations well represented at World Maker Faire was called Maker Health. I got to …

Health Care

Ohio Organ Maker Founds His Own Makerspace

If you’re thinking of founding your own makerspace, it might seem like such a vast undertaking that you get discouraged before you even start. If you’re in need of some inspiration, take a look at Schantz Makerspace.<p>In the fall of 2015, Victor Schantz attended the Innovation Summit at Case Western …

Cleveland

3D Printer Accessories | 3D Printing

Oct.6, 2017 - PrintDry, a Canada-based 3D printing company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its new PrintDry Filament Container. Designed to …

3D Printing

Edible Innovations: A DIY Approach to Blending New Types of Tea

<i>From Singapore to the USA and all around Europe, Edible Innovations profiles food makers that engage in improving the global food system at every stage, from production to distribution to eating and shopping. Join us as we explore the main trends in the industry from a maker perspective. Chiara</i> …

Makerspaces

Live Updates From Maker Faire Calgary

We’re just opening the gates at Maker Faire Calgary! There are so many amazing things to see here, this weekend is going to be so much fun. Keep your eyes on this post as I’ll be updating it all weekend with pictures, links, and interviews with makers.<p>I’ll post the newest stuff at the top, so …

Makerspaces

Becky Stern’s Retro Raspberry Pi Tumblr GIF Camera

This great project by Becky Stern puts a clever animated gif-making apparatus into a vintage camera housing, and uploads the results to a Tumblr page. This was a hilarious hit at Maker Faire New York this year. [Maker Share]<p>The code is based on Lara’s free Instructables Raspberry Pi Class, which …

Raspberry Pi

Maker Pro News: Maker Pros do B2B, Indiegogo Launches a Marketplace, and More

<i>You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post.</i><p><b>“The story of MakerBot</b> …

3D Printing

Phone-Screen-Driven Ono 3D Printer In Action at Maker Faire New York

One of the great things about Maker Faire is seeing new technology long before anyone else. At the 2015 World Maker Faire New York, a small concept device called the Olo Printer caught the attention of many with a promise of turning your smartphone screen into the light source that will generate …

Makerspaces

The Future Is on Exhibit at Maker Faire Bilbao

Two years ago, Maker Faire Bilbao had the intriguing theme “Technology is the new rock n’ roll.” Lead organizer and creative director at Espacio Open Karim Asry had explained the intersection: “Self-expression, the collective experience of enjoying something together, identity, skills: there are so …

Makerspaces

Ignite Your Imagination at Maker Faire Orlando with Flames, Games, and Workshops Galore

There are few places in the world where you can see a 12-foot flaming daisy, learn how to weave electronics into textiles, play Mario Kart in VR, and marvel at a NASA exhibit, all in the same day, in the same location. Welcome to Maker Faire Orlando, blasting off this weekend, October 21 and 22 at …

Makerspaces

Drag-Race Power Tools, Build Tiny Dioramas, and Hang Out with Superheroes in Houston

Houston makers have been convening for the past five years at the Houston Maker Faire, sharing enthusiasm and knowledge, but this year might be a little bit different. After the recent devastation that Hurricane Harvey brought to the city, the maker community banded together, stepping up to …

Makerspaces

Maker Pro News: Canary in a Coal Mine, Cubibot, and More

<i>You’re reading our weekly Maker Pro Newsletter, which focuses on the impact of makers in business and technology. Our coverage includes hardware startups, new products, incubators, and innovators, along with technology and market trends. Subscribe today and never miss a post.</i><p><b>“I love how Maker Faire</b> …

Makerspaces

California Wildfires: How Makers Can Respond When Disaster Strikes

Hitting Home<p>The sudden wildfires in Sonoma and Napa counties this week led to people saying that the areas that were hit hardest looked like “a war zone.” The raging fires summoned Biblical images of the Apocalypse, reminding us that we don’t have new words to describe this kind of terrible event. …

Sonoma County

What’s Next For Arduino?

Co-founder Massimo Banzi was in New York City for the Maker Faire, and he stopped by Electronic Design’s office to talk about the future of Arduino.

Arduino

100 Colorado Creatives 4.0: Elise VanDyne

Elise VanDyne with Pokey, the fire-breathing dragon.<p>Courtesy of Colorado Maker Hub<p><i>Westword: What (or who) is your creative muse?</i><p><b>Elise VanDyne:</b> I get …

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