Maker Faire Rome opened today with great energy and excitement at the Palazza dei Congressi in Rome. An early morning rain didn’t keep anyone from coming to meet makers from Italy and all of Europe. Here are some of the highlights from the first day.








Fritzing.org made a beautiful Arduino kit with an excellent full color book of introductory projects. #makerfairerome

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Bruce Sterling's brilliant "Buildable, Desirable, Profitable" chart at #makerfairerome

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The #yMeg is an automated open source indoor greenhouse. #makerfairerome

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Shopper Loyal Assistant is a robot that follows you around and carries your stuff. #makerfairerome

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Sweet #MakerFaireRome! #yummy

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Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire. I am CEO of Maker Media, the company that produces MAKE, Maker Faire and Maker Shed. I am Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).


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