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Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 06, element14, Education

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Launched in 2009, element14 bills itself as "the first online community specifically for engineers." e14, as it's commonly known, is a subsidiary of British conglomerate Premier Farnell plc, which also owns Newark Electronics. Since launch, e14 has enjoyed widespread acclaim in the maker community, bolstered in no small part by... Read more »

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 05: Parrot USA, Most Repairable

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The Parrot.AR drone teardown on iFixIt saw one of the highest repairability scores that our pals over there have ever awarded. They cite the Parrot.AR's repair-friendly design, the use of easily demountable fasteners, connectors, and subassemblies, and great repair support from Parrot itself, including readily available replacement parts and a... Read more »

PanaVise Packaging Sports Makey Nomination

It was a pleasure to present the Makey awards on the special Make: Live show at World Maker Faire NY 2011. There I met Tom Simpkins, accepting the award for PanaVise, a Reno, NV company that developed a maker's improvised vise improvement into an accessory for the product - the... Read more »


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