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MakerCon Launch Pad Competition: Meet the Judges

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MakerCon, the only conference by and for leaders of the Maker Movement, enters its second year with a first: Launch Pad. A competition aimed at young new hardware startups with an actual product to demo and less than $3 million in funding, Launch Pad allows new Maker Pros to gain […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 1:37 PM

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7 Lamps Illuminate the Roots of the Maker Movement

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Scottish-born designer, Dean Brown, sees strong connections between the Arts & Crafts Movement of the late 1800s – early 1900s and today’s Maker Movement. One of the visionaries behind Arts & Crafts was John Ruskin. In 1849, Ruskin wrote The 7 Lamps of Architecture, which served as something of a […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 11:51 AM

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There’s Only A Month Left in the Pitch Your Prototype Challenge

Pitch Your Prototype

There’s just over a month left to submit your own project to the Pitch Your Prototype challenge, a collaboration between Make: magazine and Cornell University with the goal of digging up promising prototypes from the Maker community. The individual or team that wins the challenge will be awarded $5,000 and have […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 11:42 AM

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Maker Profile: The Playfully Abnormal World Of Dominic Wilcox

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We’ve featured the remarkable work of Dominic Wilcox here on the Make: blog in the past, but now a short documentary called “The Reinvention of Normal” from filmmaker Liam Saint-Pierre gives us a glimpse into the extraordinary mind behind the work. In addition to showcasing several of his works in action, […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 11:13 AM

Categories: Photography & Video, Art & Design, Hacks | 1 Comment

Learn to Weave with a Simple Cardboard Box Loom

Simple Cardboard Box Loom

Have a cardboard box and some popsicle sticks sitting around your house? You’ve already got the basic building blocks for a simple cardboard box loom! You don’t need to spend tons of money on new equipment just to give weaving a try. In fact, you don’t really need to look […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 11:05 AM

Categories: Craft, Kids & Family, Paper Crafts | 1 Comment

Drones on the Dark Side: Imperial Star Destroyer Takes Flight

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Star Wars mania is gripping the drone world and the Make: offices. And  it is certainly gripping Oliver C. The last time we saw him, he had created a stunning Millennium Falcon mod for his quadcopter. He’s back once again, this time with something much more sinister. An Imperial Star Destoyer! […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 8:30 AM

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Hand Carved Faux Fossil Table is a Paleontologist’s Dream

Though the fossil isn’t real, Andrew Klein’s table is still an exceptional piece of work.

Fossils and tables generally aren’t combined to make furniture, but one exceptional craftsman put the two together for a truly stunning piece. Andrew Klein began his build by bending the lamination to form the three curved legs of the table, which he strengthened and stabilized using a ‘floating’ box to […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 8:00 AM

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Delightful Drone Meetup Kicks Off New Issue of Make: Magazine

Many drones were on display, both commercially available and DIY models!

Make: Volume 44 hit newsstands Tuesday, March 24, and we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate our drone-centric issue than hosting a meetup right here in San Francisco. We welcomed about 200 guests to our Maker Media Lab at the Palace of Fine Arts for food, drinks, and the opportunity […]

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Posted by | March 26th, 2015 6:00 AM

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Dremel Captivates SXSW With Tiny Cars, Jimmy DiResta

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  The Create section of SXSW gets more engaging every year, and the Dremel booth was one of the busiest spots inside the tent this year, offering numerous hands-on activities and even bringing a high-caliber builder to help inspire the attendees. The Dremel team came out in force, displaying a […]

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Posted by | March 25th, 2015 11:15 AM

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Gallery: New Jersey’s Inaugural Makers Day Brings Out Thousands

Kids got to try their hands at jewelry making at the Piscataway Public Library.

Organizers of the inaugural New Jersey Makers Day say the numbers are still coming in, but they expect that they beat their original estimate of 5,000 attendees statewide. Over 350 people came to the Piscataway Public Library where I attended, and they seemed to be having a marvelous time. There […]

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Posted by | March 25th, 2015 10:43 AM

Categories: Makers, Craft, Education, Fun & Games, Kids & Family | 3 Comments

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