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Rockstar Robots make up the cream of the crop in the world of robotics. These are the bots that will turn heads with just their name being uttered. Even those who don’t stay on top of who’s making what should recognize a famous robot or two when they see it.... Read more »

Laney FabLab Dodecahedron

Members of Oakland, California’s Laney College FabLab showed off a large plywood dodecahedron at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. The room-sized structure was cut using CNC fabrication and fits together without any need for glue or nails, making it relatively easy to set up and break down. Aside from serving as a... Read more »

eBike Battery Monitor

We spoke to Charles "Chuck" Swiger the winner of the first ever PSoC Challenge contest who brought his eBike along to the faire. Read more »

The new Arduino Zero.

We talk to Atmel's "Wizard of Make", Bob Martin, about the Arduino Zero which will be available in the first week of June. Read more »


The Faire continued today in full force, winding down at 6pm as happy Faire goers headed home with newly built treasures and tired feet. The Faire’s Dark Room, housed in Fiesta Hall, proved to be both meditative and stimulating. Shimmering lights flashed through the darkness as young ones danced with long... Read more »

ARM and Coffee

We spoke to Zach Shelby from ARM about the Internet of Things and his team's in-house project, an Internet-connected espresso machine based around an mbed. Read more »


A Huggies-sponsored clip showing visually impaired mother-to-be Tatiana Guerra as she “sees” her unborn child for the first time with a 3D printed ultrasound has racked up nearly 10 million views on YouTube. A São Paulo-based digital production outfit known as “The Goodfellas” produced the print. Using a special file extension available... Read more »