Dale Dougherty is the editor and publisher of MAKE, and general manager of the Maker Media division of O'Reilly Media, Inc. Dale has been instrumental in many of O'Reilly's most important efforts, including founding O'Reilly Media, Inc. with Tim O'Reilly. He was the developer and publisher of Global Network Navigator (GNN), the first commercial Web site which launched in 1993 and was sold to AOL in 1995. Dale was developer and publisher of Web Review, the online magazine for Web designers, and he was O'Reilly's first editor. Prior to developing MAKE, Dale was publisher of the O'Reilly Network and he developed the Hacks series of books. Dale is the author of "Sed & Awk." Dougherty was a Lecturer in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) at the University of California at Berkeley from 1996 to 2000. Learn more about Dale on his personal site, dalepd.com and follow him on twitter at @dalepd.
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The amazing Tim Hunkin has done it again. In collaboration with Andy Plant, Tim has created the Astronaut's Caravan. It's a trailer that turns 360 degrees. Tim had the humorous idea of creating a place where former astronauts might go on holiday to recreate a bit of the experience of being in space. Andy realized that they could make it work inside a trailer, also called a caravan.
One of my favorite maker exhibits at Maker Faire UK in Newcastle this weekend is by Andy Noyes, a first-time participant in Maker Faire. His knitting animatronic robot, AGNES, doesn’t just go through the motions of knitting. She actually produces a knitted scarf using a circular loom. Andy said he’s […]
I'd like to welcome Ken Denmead to Maker Media. He'll start May 13 as editorial director. He replaces outgoing editorial director Gareth Branwyn. Ken has been editor and publisher of Geekdad and publisher of Geekmom, which recently struck out on its own. Ken is a civil engineer who will be quitting his day job to join us at MAKE. We're excited to have his energy and experience to help us shape our online community.
The problems that we face are not beyond our control because we are the ones creating the problems. We can do something about them. I’ve paraphrased a quote from Jared Diamond who spoke at an Earth Day celebration at Iron Horse Vineyards in Sonoma County. Diamond is the well-known author […]
Congratulations to Super Awesome Sylvia, who will represent Maker Faire at the White House Science Fair, which will be held Monday April 22, 2013 at 11:30 am EDT. Sylvia Todd will bring her watercolor drawbot to the White House along with her infectious energy and enthusiasm. From wh.gov: Watch […]
Today is the 117th running of the Boston Marathon on Patriot's Day. More than 27,000 people entered the race. The Boston Marathon is the nation's first and most prestigious marathon, but now there are over 3,000 such marathons world wide. There are more people running marathons today than ever before. I've been studying the marathon, exploring possible parallels to the growing maker movement. While not everybody will be a marathoner or a maker, more and more people are choosing to do something…
MAKE publisher Dale Dougherty looks at the current state of the 3D printing industry and asks: "How soon do you think we'll get to one million printers and what will drive those sales?"
Georgia Tech's Invention Studio makerspace and maker club just might democratize the practice of engineering.
Does innovation create jobs or just eliminate them? That was the question put forward at the International Summit on Innovation for Jobs (I4J), held last week at SRI in Menlo Park, CA.
Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton was in the Bay Area to keynote PyCon 2013 on March 15th in Santa Clara. The Python language was part of the plan for Raspberry Pi from the beginning and Upton joked that he had misspelled "Py" in naming "Raspberry Pi." Upton's talk serves as a good overview of Raspberry Pi and its development goals.
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This Toys and Games issue of MAKE is filled with fun projects to make that just might inspire you to see the world differently as something you can shape, mold, shrink, and hack.
In Welcome from MAKE: 28: Toys and Games page 11
The Little Engine That Could
An Arduino board is cheap enough that you wouldn't feel bad breaking it, burning it up, or leaving it behind in a project.
In Welcome from MAKE: 25: Microcontrollers and Arduino page 10
The Cathedral and Bazaar Bizarre
Bazaar Bizarre is helping to introduce open source crafting, where shared ideas help to expand our skills and improve craft quality for all.
In Welcome to Craft from CRAFT: 07: Shoes page 10
What Are You Doing for Halloween?
Welcome: Why we're fiends for the holiday made for makers.
From MAKE: halloween2007: Halloween page 8
Placing huge towers up a mountain is just the start to reaching Troy Caldwell's ski-resort-on-a-budget dream.
From MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 38
Pinball, Resurrected by Bill Bumgarner (pg. 66)
Restoring a crusty, beat-up Cyclone.
Pinheads in Oddball Places by Dale Dougherty (pg. 74)
Inside the electromechanical underground, with Lucky Ju Ju and the Pinball Hall of Fame.
From MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 66
Create your own computer games, discover magnetic attractions, and become a paper airplane champion. Plus: Recommendations from kids, and from and the designers at Wild Planet.
In Toolbox from MAKE: 08: Toys and Games page 168
True stories and authentic experiences at the first annual Maker Faire.
From MAKE: 07: Backyard Biology page 48
Dale Dougherty wonders what would it mean for products to be more maker friendly, not just user friendly.
From MAKE: 03: Cars and Halloween page 7
Ooz and Oz
Hacking robot toys is all in a day's work for Natalie Jeremijenko. Dale Dougherty trails the UCSD professor for a day of fun at the races, transforming toy robotic dogs into environmental avengers.
In Maker from MAKE: 02: Home Entertainment page 22
Google DIY Patterns
A DIY project is a design challenge that can best be described as a set of patterns, just as Google remade the web with a new kind of language for getting what we want from a web browser.
From MAKE: 02: Home Entertainment page 39
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MAKE: Online Extras
Unsafe At Any Amperage?
Behind the scenes of our high-voltage dilemma: whether to publish a dangerously cool project in MAKE magazine's "Fringe" issue.
by Tom Anderson, Gareth Branwyn, Shawn Connally, Dale Dougherty, Mark Frauenfelder, Joe Grand, Saul Griffith, William Gurstelle, Bunnie Huang, Tom Igoe, Mister Jalopy, Steve Lodefink, John MacNeill, David Pescovitz, Charles Platt, Paul Spinrad, Phillip Torrone; March 16, 2007