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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 »

I was in Portland and it was Maker Faire weekend so I had no choice, at the risk of missing my flight I had to go. Attending Faires is one of my favorite activities. Feeling the energy in the air, talking with makers, and unearthing fun projects are what it’s all about... Read more »

Photo by Eric Schneeweis

If you want to channel your inner Catherine Zeta-Jones and give it a shot yourself, take a crack at the Laser Maze. Read more »

Brian Carter’s Barn Door Tracker was designed primarily with Lego parts

Photographer Brian Carter designed a barn door tracker using Legos and a Mindstorms EV3 brick to take incredible photos of the universe. Read more »

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BlocksCAD: Easy 3D CAD for Kids & Adults, Open-Sourced A CAD system designeD specifically to be easy to use for a beginner. BlocksCAD uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to create designs for 3D objects. It offers basic geometric shapes: cube, sphere, cylinder, cone, etc. Kids can combine these shapes to create... Read more »

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