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I’ve been enjoying the blog posts by Ian Lesnet of Dangerous Prototypes as he visits Japan, including gotta-do-it stops at Tokyo Hackerspace and Akihabara Electric Town. He also attended Make: Tokyo Meeting 07, the Japanese equivalent of Maker Faire. Lots of cool stuff going on over there! (The project pictured is a DIY cotton candy maker!)

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal nerdage.net


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  1. usopyon says:

    This cotton sugar maker connect with kinect. Please watch this movie too.

  2. Anonymous says:

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