Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka

Michelle "Binka" Hlubinka

Michelle, or Binka, makes . While at Maker Media, she oversaw publications, outreach, and programming for kids, families, and schools. Before joining Maker Media in 2007, she worked at the Exploratorium, in Mitchel Resnick’s Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, and as a curriculum designer for various publishers and educational researchers. When she’s not supporting future makers, including her two young sons, Binka does some making of her own, most often as a visual artist.

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A Tesla coil is the only thing powering these glass tubes filled with noble gasses, creating a glowing rainbow. Read more »


Hundreds of teachers come to Maker Faire every year, and these recommendations come verbatim from the 2016 Maker Faire Bay Area Teacher Team. Read on to prep for the Faire! Read more »


Maker Faire takes all the best parts of a science fair and turns them into something new and wonderful. Bring Maker Faire to your school with our School Maker Faire program! Read more »

A small girl pets the nose of an electronic giraffe robot.

[email protected] is truly special for Bay Area schools. Come explore the educational fun on May 20th from 1pm–5pm, before Maker Faire opens for the weekend! Read more »


Mirek Trejtnar has researched puppets from around the world gathering techniques and knowledge that he shares with other artisans. Read more »

Photo courtesy of Nervous System

Check out the latest 3D printed dress from Nervous System and learn more about how museums are recognizing the artistry of fashion tech. Read more »


If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy. Read more »