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“That looks like fun,” Dawn Thomas said to me. “Let’s build a vehicle to compete in that.” Read more »


What story are you writing with your life? Tell me your story. But first, remember with me Kevin Brooks, a dear friend and mentor who passed away three months shy of his 56th birthday, which would have been today. I first met him at the MIT Media Lab, where his... Read more »


The 4th annual Maker Faire Kansas City starts tomorrow morning! Being a Missouri native myself, this particular Maker Faire holds a special place in my heart. This was the first place I saw Arc Attack, and I have countless fond memories of the breathtaking location, the Union Station. As we... Read more »


Amy Oyler has made homeschooling into a project, and homeschooling has made Amy Oyler into a maker. Her blog, The Scientific Mom, tracks Oyler’s hands-on projects as she teaches science to 8-year-old Kat. Amy started writing it to explain this whole homeschooling idea to friends and family, but it has... Read more »

A bright task light + customizable ambient light

Amanda Williams is a talented designer and now adds manufacturing experience to her skills, a potent combination. Read more »

Heather helps data practice interacting with humans in Washington Square Park, NYC.

Social roboticist Heather Knight spreads the good word of human-cyborg relations. Read more »

Angelica cooking with a little help from Naoki.

Angelica Lim's passion is to improve the reputation of robots and make them more approachable and friendly. Her work and scientific publications address how robots interact with humans through musical performance, body language, speech patterns, and more. Read more »


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