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Ian Cole

Ian Cole

Ian is a founder of The Maker Effect Foundation, a non-profit group organized to study and amplify the effects of makers within their communities. Ian is very active in the Orlando maker community as a member of FamiLAB, Orlando's Hackerspace, and as a founding organizer of Maker Faire Orlando. Ian blogs about his family's maker adventures at

Latest from Ian Cole

Ingocraft Parts with CAD drawing

Ingocraft shares how they moved from 3D printing to injection molding for their Kickstarter campaign. Read more »

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The 2nd Annual Miami Mini Maker Faire highlighted the best of art and technology from South Florida. Read more »

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The "One Man, One Garage" exhibit featured "useful and whimsical" projects such as this laser cut cathedral.

Maker Faire Atlanta is back this year, bigger and better than ever in Downtown Decatur. Read more »


My idea of an ideal vacation includes time with my family – exploring and learning about some new part of the world, with a little time to play with new Maker toys. Last year, I took our Fireball HD pinball electronics to the beach along with a bunch of new connectors.... Read more »


By giving software developers the challenge (and help) to build a bot, boat, or rocket in a day, JSConf is turning web developers into hardware makers. Read more »

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Does what you make in Las Vegas stay in Las Vegas? Read more »