Robby Cuthbert’s Tensegrity Furniture Designs

Tensegrity Designs

Amid the flaming robots and art cars of the 2015 Maker Faire I found an unexpected oasis of beautiful wood furniture and sculptures held together using thin steel cables. Robby Cuthbert’s wood and steel designs take conventional furnishings (tables, lamps, bookshelves) and infuse them with a subtle magic that takes... Read more »

Thud Rumble Demos Intel-based DJ Hardware at MakerCon

Thud Rumble demo sensor turntable

During Wednesday’s closing talk at San Francisco’s MakerCon, members of Thud Rumble demonstrated a suite of digital DJ tools developed in collaboration with Intel and their Edison platform. Thud Rumble co-founder Ritchie “YogaFrog” Desuasido preceded the demo with a talk about the evolution of DJ technology from record crates, to... Read more »

BotFactory Wins 2015 MakerCon Launch Pad Competition


MakerCon’s Launch Pad competition culminated Tuesday in a grand prize awarded to Brooklyn-based startup BotFactory and their desktop circuit printer Squink. With Squink, BotFactory is hoping to simplify and streamline electronic prototyping by offering a single machine capable of printing circuit traces with conductive ink and gluing, picking, and placing... Read more »

Maker Entrepreneurs Shine at MakerCon Launch Pad

ProtoPalette EdTech CEO Will Pemble

The premise of MakerCon’s Launch Pad competition is fairly simple. 10 Maker-based startups give a  five-minute pitch of their product or idea to a panel of five judges. The judges deliberate and award a grand prize ($5,000 and free booth space at Maker Faire) to the most promising company. But... Read more »