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This week 600 people gathered in Barcelona for Fab10, a truly international conference on the state of digital fabrication and open source hardware, as well as a convention for the global FabLab makerspace network. Fab Labs are the brainchild of Neil Gershenfeld of MIT. His vision was to build a network... Read more »

Suzanne Gwynn outside the White House during the White House Maker Faire

One of the best things that has come out of my recent trip to Washington DC to attend the Maker Summit and the White House Maker Faire has been meeting Suzanne Gwynn. I’m writing this to tell you a little about her and her project and to challenge each of... Read more »


Maker Faire Silver Spring  is accepting applications to come share your skills and talents at their annual Maker Faire! The event which happens on Sunday September 14th is completely free for anyone to attend. If you want to have a booth though, you’ve got to register. Here are the important dates... Read more »


A must-read for any makers considering prototyping product ideas. Read more »

Elsie the dragon is an interactive animatronic sculpture. She is 7.5 meters long with a 6 meter wing span. Elsie can flap and fold her wings and snap her mouth, bend her neck and flick her tail about. She is controlled by an operator or by the public via sets of switches around a safety barrier. The crowd can collaborate to create coordinated movements. Elsie's propane gas system allows her to spit fire; she can also breathe smoke.

Check out an exciting weekend as Maker Faire Hannover returns on July 5-6 2014! Read more »


The 2nd Annual Barcelona Mini Maker Faire has concluded with plentiful smiles all around. The estimates are in and between 2 thousand and 3 thousand people attended the event. The makers in attendance were of an amazingly wide variety of backgrounds, from food to giant robots and everything in between.... Read more »

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The Kansas City Maker Faire is all wrapped up and everyone who was there will agree it was an absolute blast. There were simply too many really cool people and projects to show them all in this video. However, you will get a pretty good taste for what the Kansas... Read more »


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