Makerspaces

Maker Faire Bangkok Celebrates with Huge Electric Parade

With roots that date back to the 15th century and a population of over 8 million people, the sprawling metropolis of Bangkok is brimming with creativity, ingenuity, and a growing maker community. Two years ago, the very first Bangkok Mini Maker Faire was hosted, featuring 62 exhibits and drawing …

Maker Faire

25 Makerspace (STEM / STEAM) Projects For Kids

Makerspace or STEM projects for kids don’t have to be complicated or expensive. In fact, some of the best projects use recycled or repurposed items …

Arduino

Win Big Prizes With Repairs You Can Print

Another month, another contest, and this time we’re looking for the best 3D printed repairs you’ve built.<p>The Repairs You Can Print Contest on …

Amazing

Want To Create a Budget-Friendly Makerspace in the New Year? Think, Plan, and Organize.

After the 2017 STEAM Symposium in San Francisco there were many great ideas floating around the brain. It was next to impossible to capture them all. When getting to the meat of what was most useful to share with the Maker community what really stood out was exploring the best ways to create …

XYZ Brings Scanning To Their Full Color Printer

This week XYZ who are famous for their Da VInci line of low cost 3D printers were at CES showing off some of their new models. Earlier this year, XZY came to Maker Faire New York and brought along their new full color 3D printer that works by spraying the print with ink while printing in the same …

Chose

LulzBot Pulls Back The Curtain At CES And Launches A New Extruder

If I had to name one company that is standing behind open source 3D printing (really open source everything) above and beyond the rest of the pack, it would be LulzBot. This week they have been at CES showing they have nothing to hide by building their fantastic (and I can say this as I’ve had one …

CES

This enormous 3D printer is designed for a huge job: printing yacht parts

A lot of the time we write about 3D printing, we talk about the kind of small footprint 3D printers that could fit on a desktop in a “makerspace” or …

Thermoplastic

Hobby shop's larger location will offer more merchandise and gaming

CLOSE<p>Jason Cross of Indianola has built his own R2D2 unit and will be at the Science Center of Iowa's Maker Faire on Monday.<p>Jay’s CD and Hobby store …

Des Moines

Announcing Make Vol. 61: Spotlight Shenzhen

We head into 2018 with a great new issue of <i>Make:.</i> Our cover story is a wonderful profile about Shenzhen, China-based maker Naomi Wu, aka @realsexycyborg, and accompanied by profiles of other inspiring makers from that region. You can get the PDF of the article via the pop-up on this page.<p>Print and …

Shenzhen

Push, Don't Pity, Students in Poverty:Solving Authentic Problems in Makerspaces

Unfortunately, we often use makerspaces to solve teacher-directed "fake" problems. It's fine to 3-D print trinkets from sites like Thingiverse or …

Teaching

Toyota proposes a future where cars become pizza shops, hotels, and occasionally cars too

The future is looking mighty bright for Toyota in this cartopia.<p>Toyota Motor Corporation unveiled their new concept car, the <b>e-Palette,</b> at this year’s …

Transportation

Tips for Circulating Technology Kits

<b>Start with what you have.</b> We had some technology we didn’t use as often for programs anymore, like the LittleBits Kit and the Sphero, so we decided …

Afternoon Tea

League of Extraordinary CEOs: How a cup of coffee and an RV trip led to the perfect pair of shoes

The company known as Feetz has been touted as a “digital cobbler.” Its origin was in a desire to offer custom-fit shoes for everyone. We spoke …

Startups

Playing tic-tac

At Maker Faire New York, we met up with student Toby Goebeler of Dover High School, Pennsylvania, to learn more about his Tic-Tac-Toe Robot.<p>Uploaded …

Raspberry Pi

Repair rather than dispose your gadgets

<b>Instead of discarding your faulty gadgets, fix them yourself by attending the free KakiRepair workshops.</b><p>As electronics become more complex, the …

Get Magnetic With Your Poster Display

Jeremy Cook wanted a poster display system for his Maker Faire booth that would be portable enough to easily set up and swap out, but rugged enough to stay upright on its own. He came up with a concept that uses embedded magnets to hold a fresh poster in place, and it looks like it turned out to …

Maker Faire

New Maker Space for Western Washington Girl Scouts encourages curiosity in STEM fields

Loading...<p>KIRO 7 got an inside look at a new concept aimed at getting girls interested in computer science, technology, engineering and math. The …

Education

CircuitMess Taps Retro Gaming And DIY Attitude To Spark Imaginations At CES 2018

As he prepares for his first CES, 19-year-old Albert Gajšak is exploding with enthusiasm. I’m having coffee with the creator of the build-it-yourself, retro-inspired “MAKERbuino” game console, and the exuberance is infectious. It should be. At a young age, he’s already one hell of a success story. …

Entrepreneurship

Making a Makerspace

The Maker Movement has crept into the consciousness of schools in the past few years. For some, it's a wake-up call that over-tested, over-scheduled …

Nonprofits

An inside look at Noisebridge, San Francisco's anarchist hackerspace

Scotty of Strange Parts gives a tour of the fantastic makerspace, Noisebridge. I love this place because it's filled with interesting people working …

How Hackerspaces Spend Money

Running a hackerspace is no easy task. One of the biggest issues is money — how to collect in dues and donations, managing it, and how to spend it. …

Chose

Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2017 - Worlds of Learning

This year's New Media Consortium/COSN's 2017 K-12 Horizon Report deemed makerspaces the future of edtech and predicted full adoption in K-12 in one …

Making A Classic Chip From Discretes

A hackspace discussion of voltage regulators within our earshot touched on the famous μA723, then moved on to its competitors. Kits-of-parts for …

Matched

SMEs agile enough to adapt to digitalisation for manufacturing facilities

MUNICH, Dec 31 — Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are agile enough to adapt and use digitalisation through big data, cloud computing, the Internet …

Industry 4.0

Makerspaces: How parent’s support young children’s learning

<i>How can makerspaces help parents encourage their children to become digitally literate? The MakEY research project brings together researchers to</i> …

UK Universities

Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar

Community<p>Back on the Road! The 2018 K-12 Education Technology Conference Calendar<p>By Tony Wan     Dec 26, 2017<p>Red monkey / Shutterstock<p>For lifelong …

K-12

Hackaday at 34C3

It’s that time of year. While the rest of the Christmas-celebrating world sits around and plays with the toys that they got out from under the tree, …

Schantz MakerSpace is about making a difference

Jim Wertz of Orville tinkers with his 3-D printer before a Maker movement meeting in November. (Leah Klafczynski/Beacon Journal/Ohio.com)

Ohio

Art, Craft, Make, Hack, Whatever

Anyone who has spent much time reading Hackaday, or in the real world in or around a few hackspaces, will know that ours is a community of diverse …

Blurry

A 29-year-veteran of Philly public schools wants to build a makerspace in East Falls

After 29 years teaching in Philly public schools, <b>Emily Adeshigbin</b> landed this year at the <b>Thomas Mifflin School</b> thinking about the future.<p>The digital …

Nonprofits