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).

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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 »

The location for Maker Faire Hannover in Germany

Maker Faire Hannover opened Saturday July 5th on a warm summer day. It was the second year for Maker Faire Hannover, located at the Congress Centrum, with two exhibition halls, several conference rooms, and outdoor activities and tents. Maker Faire Hannover is organized by Heise, a German technical publisher. Inside... Read more »


Pat Konkle, a retired machinist from Colorado, created a set of mechanical displays that demonstrate a variety of working gears. It’s an amazing piece of work. Mike Neden of Pittsburg State’s Kansas Technology Center came upon these displays on a trip and with help from Pitsco Education turned them into... Read more »

The VEX Robotics Championship is underway in Anaheim CA with 760 teams competing at all levels from elementary school (VEX IQ) through middle school and high school (VEX Robotics Challenge) as well as university (VEX U). Over 10,000 teams worldwide compete locally and regionally to qualify for the World Championships... Read more »

Dale with some of the organizers from Maker Faire Shenzhen

I found China open and friendly, intense and tireless, broad and expansive, informal and optimistic. Read more »


Here's what Makey the robot saw on his trip to the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia Read more »

Here are some highlights from Maker Faire Oslo, which took place Jan. 18-19 2014 at the Norsk Teknisk Museum in Oslo Norway. Read more »