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The T-Rex greeted guests of Maker Faire Orlando.

Orlando’s got Disney’s Magic Kingdom and the Magic NBA team, and this past weekend Orlando had makers doing their own magic at a two-day Maker Faire at the Orlando Science Center.   A collaboration between the science center and the community-based Maker Effect Foundation, the Orlando Maker Faire is the first... Read more »

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Ever been looking for your keys, and wanted to call them, before you realize that they are hideously analog pieces of metal? Or wanted to let someone into your house when you’re not at home, without having to lend them your keys? Lockitron was the solution that descended from hardware... Read more »

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Sphero, the little, round, programmable robot, rolled its way into many hearts since it was released in 2011, confounding pets and expressing a unique form of movement. It was a reimagining of both robots and remote control. For its second act, the company is reimagining wheels — at least, wheels... Read more »

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I’m writing this article because I couldn’t easily find any information on the web prior to my departure to Tuscany. I’ve been flying multirotors for some time now and I have encountered a few elements not mentioned anywhere else — to my knowledge. I hope you will find that this... Read more »

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Wyliodrin is an online service that allows you to visually create applications for Linux development boards and control them from your browser. You can use their service to program a Raspberry Pi and they’ve recently partnered with Intel to allow you to program second generation Galileo boards. Users can start... Read more »

Diet Coke and Mentos show at Maker Faire.

Making a Mentos and Diet Coke fountain is a pretty popular backyard activity. Few have taken it further that the guys who started it all. This is performance art. This is EepyBird. Read more »

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Author’s note: I go to, organize, and facilitate a *lot* of hackathons, and while I’m thrilled about most of them as chances for people to learn and get involved in a field of research, I’m also fairly skeptical of them. So I’ve limited myself lately to events that can really make... Read more »

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