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Emeka Okafor

Emeka Okafor

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Taiwan-based coffee entrepreneur and maker Herbet NG had a problem. Conventional packaging machines cost a fortune and were unmodifiable. His solution? Build his own, and in doing so, open the door for open source industrial machinery. Read more »

Another holiday season, another excuse to get other people to buy you robots (or to treat yourself). From bot brains to pets and toys to robots that can help you around the house, there’s something here for everyone. Pleo (PleoWorld, ~$300) Pleo is a robotic dinosaur toy designed to emulate... Read more »


We asked Dustyn Roberts, who teaches a course at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), called Mechanisms and Things That Move, to contribute something on fabricating your own gears for our Physical Science and Mechanics theme. Dustyn has written a book, called Making Things Move. It’ll be out in the fall... Read more »