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Maker Faire New York takes over the World’s Fair Grounds  for the fifth time this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 20-21, and this year it features something crazy, wild, and new: Authors. With a Make: DIY tent dedicated to highlighting our writers — from Make: Book authors to makezine staffers and editors, both... Read more »

<a href="" target="_blank">Read more &gt;&gt;</a> Sculptor brings humanistic design to robotics.

2013 was a good year for robotics. Let's review some of my favorite stories, maker, products and projects. Read more »

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Based on the popular (and controversial) Kickstarter project, here is the DIY How-To for creating your own glowing plants with this DIY synthetic biology kit. Read more »

Kickstarter Now What 2 (2)

After your project gets funded on Kickstarter, should you make it yourself or find a manufacturing partner? Read more »

View of Artisan's Asylum. Credit: Aaron Falk

For many maker pros, finding the right amount of space can be difficult. One makerspace, Artisan's Asylum, is offering a different model. Read more »

Kickstarter Now What 2 (1)

While the maker community has been focused on the MakerBot news and ensuing discussion on open source hardware, Kickstarter not so quietly changed its rules in a way that significantly affects how makers can use the platform. Read more »


I think we need a new measurement for tracking the success of our maker ventures, a new yardstick. I propose “Return on Adventure,” something perhaps intangible, but no less important in factoring into your “ROI.” Here’s a report on my ROA: “Excuse me sir, is this your luggage?” Without fail,... Read more »


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