LittleBits Receives $44.2M in Funding, Names New Key Hires

LittleBits Receives $44.2M in Funding, Names New Key Hires

LittleBits, the New York-based open source hardware startup that produces modular snap-together circuitry kits, announced this morning that it has raised just over $44 million in its Series B funding from DFJ Growth as well as Morgan Stanley, Grishin Robotics, and Wamda Capital, among others. This is one of the largest... Read more »

By , 06/25/2015 @ 1:15 pm

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This 3D Printer Mod Lets You Carve Metal With Electricity

This 3D Printer Mod Lets You Carve Metal With Electricity

Take any 3D printer, throw on this modular head, and use it as an EDM machine to do precise metal carving. Exciting stuff! What’s EDM? Electro-Discharge Machining or “spark erosion” is a fairly specialized field that not many hobbyists are familiar with. The technique flips traditional electrical design upside down... Read more »

By , 06/18/2015 @ 8:00 am

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Root Venture VC Raises $30 Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

Root Venture VC Raises $30 Million for Early Stage Hardware Startups

When Avidan Ross was planning his wedding, he bought a Jinan G. Weike LG500 laser cutter to make his own escort cards and table numbers. “She got a diamond, I got a 90W laser,” he said. It was that mentality that led Ross to launch a $30 million fund — or,... Read more »

By , 06/16/2015 @ 10:32 am

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Geekbus Moves to Educate Young Makers

Geekbus Moves to Educate Young Makers

Geekbus is San Antonio’s mobile, 21st century innovation station. It’s a moving Makerspace inspired by garages, dorm rooms, and incubators of innovation, where businesses like Microsoft, IBM, and Facebook were first built. Teachers, parents, and industry leaders are excited because Geekbus students are having fun making things with digital design,... Read more »

By , 06/12/2015 @ 7:30 am

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FAN2 Highlights Include Insane Rice Mosaic and Laser-Cut Metal Casting

FAN2 Highlights Include Insane Rice Mosaic and Laser-Cut Metal Casting

Members of many of the 20 Makerspaces in Taipei gathered at FAN2 (for the FabLab Asia Network conference) for a week of making, workshops, talks, and community building leading up to Maker Faire Taipei. Fablity Scooter While attending Fab10 in Barcelona, Kuramoto Yoshisuke was inspired by the Fab Car (a collaboration between... Read more »

By , 06/12/2015 @ 7:00 am

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OpenLab Taipei: Militant Making From Junk

OpenLab Taipei: Militant Making From Junk

I was lucky enough to visit OpenLab Taipei, one of the earliest Hackerspaces in Taipei. With rooms piled high with salvaged junk just waiting to be transformed into something fantastic, it was in direct opposition to the other organized Makerspaces, fab cafes, and fab labs I saw. It felt intensely disorganized, but extremely... Read more »

By , 06/11/2015 @ 8:00 am

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