Nirav Patel is literally making things with a wave of his hand. Harnessing a hacked Kinect, he has written a program for "Gestural 3D Printing". He calls the project "inane and irrelevant" but it is actually a perfect, shining example of creative ingenuity! Read more »

The first thing Meredith Scheff ever made was, and I quote, "Probably a mess!". She quickly moved onto creating things much more worthwhile. Her North Star Skirt was one of the most interesting projects at the Maker Faire last year. Meredith defies description as a comic book-writing-soft circuit-designing-soldering-sewing-creative force. Read more »

Sung Kim's father gave him his first skil saw when he was just seven years old. His mother provided him with modeling clay as a safer alternative not long after that. Sung's grandfather-in-law, ship builder Dean Stevens, left him a coveted collection of hand tools decades later. These influences shaped... Read more »

Jimmy Chion, Jason Chua, and Kiran Malladi are the creators of Lightchimes, 169 hanging LED pendants. The circuit is simple, but the results are complex. This project is about interaction- without interference from a participant, the lights would never shine. Similarly, without collaborative interaction, this project would never have become... Read more »

Learn how Satya Kraus felt when he saw a motorcycle for the first time in his life. Since that moment, he has been obsessed, and turned that obsession into Kraus Motor Co. He hand-builds the most incredible machines from scratch in his workshop under the redwoods.  Experience Satya's remarkable bikes... Read more »

http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/09/tim-oreilly-rides-the-jet-ponies.html This ride, built by the dastardly danger-hackers at the Madagascar Institute, scares the daylights out of me. But some men are braver than I am. Like Tim O'Reilly (yes, that Tim O'Reilly) who didn't seem too apprehensive about straddling a pulse jet welded to a glorified swing set. I... Read more »

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