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 raisinggeeks.com.

Latest from Ian Cole


The first day at Miami Maker Faire was full of fantastic sights. Read more »


Miami Mini Maker Faire returns for 2016 with a two day schedule, a new venue, a lineup of Makers from Florida and Cuba, and an exciting new music program! Read more »

Grendel - 2 person wolf costume

With nearly 200 maker exhibits, Day 1 of Maker Faire Atlanta 2015 was full of hands-on learning and LOTS of fun. With a hurricane in the Atlantic, we were all worried about the weather, but it was a great day in downtown Decatur, and we expect another great day on Sunday! We were... Read more »

Ingocraft Parts with CAD drawing

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


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

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 »