Dale Dougherty

Dale Dougherty

I'm founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I'm Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (www.makered.org).

Latest from Dale Dougherty

capitol hill

On Thursday, June 10, members of the Congressional Maker Caucus and IMLS organized the Capitol Hill Maker Faire. The day consisted of four panels on topics such as education and manufacturing followed by a group of 40 makers set up to do demos a room that normally serves as the... Read more »

Rafe Needleman

I’d like to welcome Rafe Needleman as our new Editor-in-Chief at Make:. We have not had an editor-in-chief for some time — the wonderful Mark Frauenfelder of BoingBoing was the first and founding editor-in-chief. After eleven years, we’re looking for new leadership as the magazine, our websites and our events continue to... Read more »

Robot Resurrection and InMoov Robot

The 10th annual Maker Faire Bay Area was an amazing event, an ongoing celebration of making in our culture as well as the emergence of Maker culture. Maker Faire Bay Area, which took place May 15–17 in San Mateo, is really the Mother of All Maker Faires  —  bigger, bolder, but just... Read more »

DIY Synth kit

MakerCon speaker Bethany Koby, an artist, designer and graduate of NYU’s ITP, is an American who is CEO of a kit development company located in the bustling Hackney neighborhood of London. Her Hackney neighbors include Alice Taylor whose Makie Labs allows kids to design and create their own 3D printed toy characters... Read more »

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At MakerCon, we will have a number of presenters who will be showing new tools for makers, tools which continue to open the process of making to more people. Perhaps the most important tool for makers now and in the future is not hardware –  it’s software and it’s a Computer-Aided... Read more »

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In the month of April, robotics teams participate in competitions such as FIRST in St. Louis and Vex in Anaheim. I met Kate Azar last summer and heard her talk enthusiastically about FIRST robotics. While her experience was positive, she realized that young women struggle to gain respect as competitors... Read more »


If there is a core driver of the Maker Movement, it is the growing Maker community. This community is open and inclusive, vibrant and eclectic, self-organizing and widely distributed. It is the product of many people identifying as Makers, sharing their ideas and projects. Whether they embrace science and technology... Read more »