Maker Faire Daily — Read All About It

The virtual presses are cranking to life over at Maker Faire Daily, as the carnival of Maker Faire Detroit does the same. Dale Dougherty and a few other contributors will be posting images, thoughts, and video snapshots throughout the week, as the Faire takes shape, and by next weekend, we'll... Read more »

Solar Vox on Kickstarter

We covered the work of Eric Strebel in the lead-up to Maker Faire Detroit. He contributed to our “Making Detroit” series. Now he and partner Jim Nogarian have brought their design for the Solar Vox personal USB solar charger to Kickstarter. They’re looking for $35,000 in funding to bring their... Read more »

Profiling the tradesmen and women of the 21st century

Michael Doyle, of OmniCorpDetriot, pointed us to The Journeyman Project, a wonderful photo essay blog being done by Troy Paff, photographer and cameraman for Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe. Troy writes on the blog: In the five years since Dirty Jobs’ premiere, its small crew has experienced an unprecedented number... Read more »

Detroit Lives documentary

Detroit Lives is a documentary about Detroit and the renaissance of art, culture, and outside-the-box re-development that’s happening there. The film was done by Palladium Boots, the footwear company, and stars “Jackass” Johnny Knoxville. The cursing and rock n’ roll posing may be annoying to some, but I think the... Read more »

MAKE 23: Matt Gryczan interview

Life-long maker Matt Gryczan conceived of and documented the how-to for the Gyrocar in the current issue of MAKE, Volume 23, and I had the privilege of meeting him and his family at Maker Faire Detroit in July. Matt worked the MAKE booth with us all weekend, and his enthusiasm... Read more »