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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After a good weekend in Pittsburgh and the Mini Maker Faire at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, I’m heading north through central Ohio. I’ll be stopping in Youngstown, Akron and Cleveland, and there’s public meetups in Akron and Cleveland. I wrote recently following Maker Faire Detroit an article: Midwest at... Read more »

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The MIT Admissions Dept is making it possible for young makers to share their projects as part of the application process, starting this year. Read more »


The fourth Maker Faire Detroit took place at The Henry Ford in Dearborn on July 27-28, 2013. When we first started planning Maker Faire Detroit five years ago, we knew it would be a challenge. The regional economy was as bad in 2008 as in any part of the country,... Read more »


This is video from a Parkinson's patient who underwent Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), a treatment that uses electricity to control the brain. Essentially, they implant electrodes in a specific region of the brain and the electrodes are tied to a pacemaker placed near the patient's heart. He can turn on... Read more »


Are 3D printers a continuation of developments in a modern technology that started over 500 years ago with Gutenberg? Printers use a variety of materials and processes, and now you can print in 3D. Or will we look back one day and think that these fabricators represent the beginning of... Read more »

TechShop Training for Veterans

Are you a veteran and live near a TechShop? If so, then you should know about the TechShop program for veterans, developed in partnership with the Veterans Administration. It’s a free one-year membership plus $350 for training classes. Read more »

Glenn Reid speaking at Hardware Summer Camp in SF.

About 70 campers showed up today at the offices of OATV for Hardware Summer Camp, organized by Nick Pinkston, Renee DiResta and Adam Ellsworth. I kicked off the Saturday session with a short talk, remarking that the maker movement has been built around a prototyping revolution more than a manufacturing... Read more »


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