So You Want to Be a Hardware Entrepreneur?

So You Want to Be a Hardware Entrepreneur?

As Oculus Rift, Jawbone, and Spark have increased the stature of hardware startups over the past several years, a dizzying number of resources have sprung up to support new ventures. In the no-nonsense “Hardware Incubators, The Guide,” now available as an eBook, MakingSociety founder Mathilde Berchon sifts through the specific spaces now available to hardware entrepreneurs.... Read more »

By , 04/28/2015 @ 11:05 am

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Spanish Company Scans and 3D Prints Every Resident of Village

Spanish Company Scans and 3D Prints Every Resident of Village

A Spanish 3D printing firm demonstrated a new scanner by creating 3D scans of all 318 residents of Torrequebradilla, a small village in southern Spain, in just one day. The event was part of a nationwide promotional tour organized by Grupo Sicnova to advertise the scanning speed of the Clonescan... Read more »

By , 04/27/2015 @ 11:58 am

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Moving into Manufacturing? MakerCon Can Help You Make the Leap

Moving into Manufacturing? MakerCon Can Help You Make the Leap

The Business of Making is a core value track for MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement. MakerCon exists to celebrate and share information among leading Makers — and developing products, manufacturing them, and getting through distribution mazes are key to the experience. With that... Read more »

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Biking Across Europe to Document the Maker Movement

Biking Across Europe to Document the Maker Movement

3,000 kilometers, six countries, two women on bikes, and one bright yellow Pelican case containing camera gear. We are Madison Worthy and Miriam Engle, and we’re biking from Copenhagen to Barcelona during the summer of 2015 to film a documentary about the European Maker Movement. Our documentary is titled Self-­Made,... Read more »

By , 04/23/2015 @ 10:08 am

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This Prototype Uses a RepRap To Play Air Hockey

This Prototype Uses a RepRap To Play Air Hockey

With just a week left in the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, Jose Julio’s entry is more lighthearted than some of the more practical or conceptual submissions so far — though it’s still technologically impressive. Julio’s daughter enjoys air hockey, so he wondered whether he could create a robot that could hold... Read more »

By , 04/23/2015 @ 3:00 am

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Flextronics Wants More Manufacturing on US Soil

Flextronics Wants More Manufacturing on US Soil

The world of hardware startups is filled with long trips and longer stays in nations with large manufacturing infrastructures. Electronics manufacturing giant Flextronics, though, wants to bring the process home with a facility just north of San Jose, reports Engadget, that will manufacture your device or even work with you to bring a... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 2:00 pm

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A Simple, Inexpensive Computer for Developing Nations Hits it Big at Home

A Simple, Inexpensive Computer for Developing Nations Hits it Big at Home

A Kickstarter campaign for Endless Computer, a low cost desktop unit aimed at the developing world, has eclipsed its $100,000 funding goal with 22 days left on its campaign. “This product has been designed in the developing world, side by side with our users,” the Endless team wrote. “We went into... Read more »

By , 04/22/2015 @ 10:20 am

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