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Meet the Makers: Maurice Connolly

Maurice Connolly built a 300 lb steel sculpture and dropped it off a cliff. He pitted his art against gravity, just to see what would happen. The piece is a massive sphere called Ganymede- constructed from recycled wine barrel hoops and hundreds and hundreds of bolts. Once Maurice mastered the... Read more »

Meet The Makers: Nirav Patel

Nirav Patel is literally making things with a wave of his hand. Harnessing a hacked Kinect, he has written a program for “Gestural 3D Printing”. He calls the project “inane and irrelevant” but it is actually a perfect, shining example of creative ingenuity! Nirav, his Kinect, and his RepRap will... Read more »

Meet The Makers: Meredith Scheff

The first thing Meredith Scheff ever made was, and I quote, “probably a mess!” She quickly moved onto creating things much more worthwhile. Her North Star Skirt was one of the most interesting projects at Maker Faire last year. Meredith defies description as a comic book-writing-soft circuit-designing-soldering-sewing-creative force. Meredith will... Read more »

Meet The Makers: Sung Kim

Sung Kim's father gave him his first skil saw when he was just seven years old. His mother provided him with modeling clay as a safer alternative not long after that. Sung's grandfather-in-law, ship builder Dean Stevens, left him a coveted collection of hand tools decades later. These influences shaped... Read more »

Meet The Makers: Jason, Jimmy and Kiran

Jimmy Chion, Jason Chua, and Kiran Malladi are the creators of Lightchimes, a beautiful lamp made from 169 hanging LED pendants. The circuit is simple, but the results are complex. This project is about interaction- without interference from a participant, the lights would never shine. Similarly, without collaborative interaction, this... Read more »