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Every fall we get a new crop of schools and teachers coming to us looking for ways to get started with making. We’re developing more awesome Maker Media-made resources for you. In the meantime, over the next several posts we’re going to share the resources our colleagues in the classroom use... Read more »

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Some things are just better when you make them yourself, especially when it comes to cosplay costumes, as this amazing Boba Fett jetpack made by Pastor Kyle Gilbert clearly illustrates! Read more »

This is one of the original homes in the Frankfort/Mokena area, having been first settled in 1841. The area of the farm that the Mokena Mini Maker Faire is on gives us great exposure to the old farm buildings, plenty of space to spread out, and even enough room to house a trebuchet and some other fun things

On September 13, Mokena Mini Maker Faire (MMMF) will open its doors for its year one extravaganza. Featuring a drone obstacle course, a 10-foot-tall musical instrument, an augmented reality sandbox, steampunk accessories, a learn-to-solder class, DIY noisemakers (you can take them home!), an Arduino course, watercolor painting, handcrafted Etsy jewelry, 3D... Read more »

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Chris Ware, of cWare Studios, is a graphic designer, print maker and artist from central Florida. At Maker Faire Orlando, he'll be hosting a Maker booth focused on LEGO Print Making, which was selected as an Educators Pick at the event. Read more »

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I figured I had a passable grasp on what it meant to bring a great product to life, but I was wrong. In the past, I’d often look at technical specifications on product pages without thinking about the challenges of actually achieving them on a repeatable basis. Have you ever... Read more »

"Pioneering" 
3.027 troy oz 
Cast .925 Sterling Silver 
2 1/2” x 1 1/4” x 3/4” 
Limited Edition of 10 
2009

Sculptor, Maker, and artist Rebecca Rose creates metallic wearable narratives that are meant to be worn. Rose handcrafts “Sculpturings” out of bronze and silver, spending up to 140 hours on a single piece. She first collects and arranges tiny objects and then begins to work her magic through the casting... Read more »

First test of BOOM! by the staff at MOFAD. Cereal everywhere.

What the heck is a puffer gun? The story is pretty interesting, but I liked the movie better. Watch the video for yourself, or better yet come to World Maker Faire in NYC this September and visit BOOM! - an exhibition by the Museum of Food and Drink. Read more »

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