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Dale Dougherty

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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In the impromptu Makey Makey Photo Booth, a high-five completes the circuit and triggers the camera.

Blindfolded, the child sat at a table before a set of toy bricks and another set of cubes. The child was asked to pick them up and sort them, putting bricks on one side and cubes on the other. It’s a simple but useful task for a 3-year-old, one of... Read more »

The T-Rex greeted guests of Maker Faire Orlando.

Orlando’s got Disney’s Magic Kingdom and the Magic NBA team, and this past weekend Orlando had makers doing their own magic at a two-day Maker Faire at the Orlando Science Center.   A collaboration between the science center and the community-based Maker Effect Foundation, the Orlando Maker Faire is the first... Read more »

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It doesn’t much matter what you call them — TechShops, makerspaces, hackerspaces, or Fab Labs. Makers are doing cool stuff, and having access to tools, community, and mentors really does matter. We need more local places for makers to work out new ideas. Read more »

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Joe Olson is disabled but he’s also a maker with DIYability, a term used by John Schimmel on a website of that name for do-it-yourself “assistive technology.” I met Joe at the DC Mini Maker Faire on June 8. He has been in a wheelchair since 1999 when, just out... Read more »

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The 2nd annual Maker Faire Hannover expanded to two days this year, and attracted 10,000 people last weekend. It was organized by Heise, a Hannover-based technical publisher. Both days were sunny and warm, and there were many engaging maker exhibits inside and outside at the Congress Centrum. Here is a... Read more »

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For the third straight year, Google and Make have come together to put on Maker Camp, a free, online summer camp for teens on Google+. Building on 2 million past participants, Maker Camp 2014 officially kicks off today at 11 a.m. PDT / 2 p.m. EDT today with a Hangout... Read more »

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Maker Faire Hannover expanded to two days this year, returning to the Congress Centrum for a second year. I did five short interviews with makers at the event. Christoph Emonds (@cemonds) from Aachen created the smartphone-controlled High Striker with the Makey Robot on top. Fabian Grupp is a product manager... Read more »

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