Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 08, Autodesk, Education

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Founded in 1982 with the launch of their flagship AutoCAD software, San Rafael's Autodesk, Inc. has historically lead the way in the development of digital design technology. Today, Autodesk products serve all sectors of the professional 3D design market, from engineering, to architecture, to entertainment, as well as an increasing... Read more »

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 »

Makey Awards 2012 Nominee 03: BeagleBone, Hackable Gadgets

beaglebone launched the BeagleBone last October as an inexpensive, hacker-friendly variant of the BeagleBoard. The price ($89) and size (it comes with a custom Altoids-like tin) have attracted a small community of hardware hackers looking for an open embedded Linux solution for projects requiring a bit of horsepower and speed.... 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 »