Book Excerpt: FabLab—Of Machines, Makers and Inventors


The following excerpt is taken from Paulo Blikstein's essay, "Digital Fabrication and 'Making' in Education: The Democratization of Invention." The essay comes from the recently published FabLab: Of Machines, Makers, and Inventors edited bu Julia Walter-Herrmann and Corine Buching. Blikstein's project concerns the role of fablabs in the future of... Read more »

SparkTruck: An Encore Maker Journey


This summer, SparkTruck is gearing up for its second road trip across the country, bringing hands-on learning back to to schools in their mobile makerspace. Want them to visit your town? Fill out an "Arrange a Visit" form now until June 18! Read more »

An Early Maker Story From Holland


We think of the maker movement as a modern phenomena propelled by the internet, growth of makerspaces, and increasingly affordable digital technology. But making, of course, is anything but new. It's part of what it means to be human. Dutch lutier Jan van Cappelle's career as a maker began when... Read more »

The Remaking of Detroit

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Detroit is a modern wonder. You'd be hard pressed to find an American city that rose so high and fell so far. At the height of its stature as the Motor City in 1950s, Detroit had a population of about 2 million. White flight to suburbs, the decline of the... Read more »

Making Makerspaces: Creating a Business Model

Gui Cavalcanti is the co-founder of Artisan's Asylum in Somerville MA.   He was the organizer of the "How to Make a Makerspace" workshop.

This is the second in a series of posts called Making Makerspaces, a distillation of the information gathered for a series of How to Make a Makerspace workshops produced by Artisan's Asylum and MAKE. These posts will appear on a more-or-less weekly basis, and will focus on mission-critical topics related... Read more »

Inside a Brooklyn Hackerspace with Alpha One Labs


Amidst the flurry of excitement that was Maker Faire earlier this month, one thing that got overlooked in my own NYC backyard was the Grand re-opening of north Brooklyn's community hackerspace Alpha One Labs. Thankfully PC Mag's Chris Snyder & Edward Schneckloth stopped by to interview founder Sean Auriti and... Read more »