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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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »