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Top Ten Most Memorable Maker Faire Moments


The idea of trying to choose only ten favorite moments from the past ten years of Maker Faire is almost silly. Over that decade, the Faires have been painstakingly engineered to deliver attendees memorable moments by the moment. But when we think back over the flagship Faires (Bay Area, New York, […]

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Posted by | April 24th, 2015 1:04 PM

Categories: Makers | 3 Comments

Moving into Manufacturing? MakerCon Can Help You Make the Leap

MakerCon Biz

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 […]

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Posted by | April 24th, 2015 10:42 AM

Categories: Maker Pro, Makers | 3 Comments

Sew Kitschy, Sew Cool: How to Cross-Stitch Furniture

Sew Kitschy, Sew Cool: How to Cross-Stitch Furniture

Feeling crafty? Learn how to cross-stitch furniture and give your dressers, drawers, tables, or chairs a creative upgrade that’ll make even older pieces look fresh and new! Want to do something really fancy to your furniture? Gather your tapestry yarns and find the drill bits, this DIY’s just for you. […]

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Posted by | April 24th, 2015 10:04 AM

Categories: Craft, Furniture, Home, Sewing, Woodworking | No Comments

Pocket Universe: Next Level Infinity Mirror


At some point in your life you’ve probably been in a gym or other location that had mirrors facing each other, and wondered about the reflection that seemed to repeat into itself infinitely. This technique can be replicated by using two two-way mirrors with lights inside, making it appear as […]

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Posted by | April 24th, 2015 9:54 AM

Categories: Art & Design | 1 Comment

Madrid Joins the Spanish Maker Party


Situated squarely in the center of Spain is its capital and largest city, Madrid, home to roughly 3.2 million people and a rapidly growing Maker community. This upcoming weekend, Madrid will become the fifth (!!) city to host a Mini Maker Faire in Spain, with their inaugural event set to […]

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Posted by | April 23rd, 2015 11:00 PM

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Maker Travelers Are More Than Just Volunteers!


The Maker Faire Traveler Program takes you behind the scenes at our flagship events in the Bay Area and New York. Take the skills you learn from these events into your community and spread the Maker Spirit. Sign up to help at Maker Faire and you get to attend for […]

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Posted by | April 23rd, 2015 3:24 PM

Categories: Maker News | 3 Comments

3DShook Offers a Curated Collection of 3D Designs


As more and more users turn to design sharing sites like Thingiverse or Youmagine, the communities grow and more designs are available to the world at large. The only problem? Not all of the users uploading designs are sharing good content. While these sites have collected amazing works by extremely generous and talented […]

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Posted by | April 23rd, 2015 11:13 AM

Categories: 3D Printing | 4 Comments

Biking Across Europe to Document the Maker Movement

Miriam Engle and Madison Worthy in Copenhagen with refurbished bicycles.

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, […]

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Posted by | April 23rd, 2015 10:08 AM

Categories: Makers, Makerspaces | 6 Comments

The Whamola Is the Single-String Whammy Viola You Can Make Yourself

Les Claypool, pictured here in a monkey mask, popularized the whamola.

If you’ve seen any episode of South Park past season nine, you probably recall the catchy, goofy theme song. What you might not know is that Primus frontman Les Claypool not only composed those funky sounds, but popularized the easy-to-build instrument on which he performs the song. The Whamola (a […]

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Posted by | April 23rd, 2015 9:51 AM

Categories: Music, Workshop | 3 Comments

Twigs into Toys: Build Your Own Rustic Building Blocks


If you ask someone what toy they most often played with as a child, they will most likely reply with some variety of building block set. It might be Lego, Lincoln Logs, Tinkertoy or K’Nex, to name a few of the more popular mass-produced toys. Instead of shelling out your […]

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Posted by | April 23rd, 2015 9:43 AM

Categories: Craft, Fun & Games, Kids & Family, Woodworking | 1 Comment

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