Karen Tanenbaum

Karen Tanenbaum

I am a technology researcher and designer; a Steampunk prop maker and costumer; a writer of both academic papers and blog posts; a voracious reader/watcher of science fiction. I am currently contributing to MAKE by writing about the Maker Faire. You can contact me via karen@makermedia.com

Latest from Karen Tanenbaum

Luna Moth from bitwise E-textiles

Crafter and engineer Fay Shaw, founder of bitwise E-textiles, is bringing both her charming light-up plush kits and her experience as a woman engineer and Maker to the Maker Faire Bay Area. Read more »

JR, Jared and puppets

The Hello World Program would like to invite you to a Robot Puppet Party at the Maker Faire Bay Area next month. Hello World has been running for about a year, building a library of video tutorials on a variety of open source tech topics, narrated by handmade puppets. Guido... Read more »

makercorps

Interested in learning more about the Maker Movement and helping make Maker Faire awesome? Join the Maker Corps for the upcoming Bay Area Maker Faire and get training and behind-the-scenes experience at the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! Read more »

FBUC's Pedal Car Races (photos by Mike Solari)

Do you have a need for speed? At this year's Maker Faire, there are two ways for you to test your vehicle building and racing chops. Both the Fun Bike Unicorn Club and the Power Racing Series challenge teams to build unique, DIY vehicles and bring them to Maker Faire... Read more »

Homegrown Village Demos and Activities

The Homegrown Village at Maker Faire celebrates the fact that farmers and food makers are the original makers. After all, the earliest examples of tool-making and innovation is for the making, hunting, and growing of food. Homegrown Village is back for the 5th year running, and you can still be... Read more »

Rory, Elly and Gino

Lucas Ainsworth and Alyssa Hamel of Kinetic Creatures are already hard at work on the project they have planned for their 2nd appearance at the Maker Faire Bay Area: An enormous, bike-powered, cardboard "Rory the Rhino." Check out how they are learning to weld, sourcing new parts, and challenging themselves... Read more »

Steampunk Goggles by Tanenbaum Fabrications

I just submitted my application for a Maker Exhibit at the 2013 Maker Faire Bay Area. There's still time to get yours in! Tanenbaum Fabrications has been at 3 Maker Faires already, and each year we try to do something different in terms of the interactive/hands-on component. This year: Steampunk... Read more »

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