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The Makeys Have Landed

We just got our first peek at the 2011 Makeys trophies, designed and printed by our pals at MakerBot Industries, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Thanks to Jonathan Monaghan for the design work, Matt Griffin for running the printers, Keith Ozar for coordinating it all, and... Read more »

Makey Awards 2011 Nominee 11: Time Warner Cable, "Connect a Million Minds"

In April, 2009, Time Warner Cable, amid mounting concerns about flagging US competency in core technical areas, announced that it would be giving away $100 million to educational programs working in core science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines—the so-called STEM fields. Their Connect a Million Minds initiative, which is scheduled... Read more »

Makey Awards 2011 Nominee 10: Motorola Atrix 4G, "Most Repair-Friendly"

Motorola's high-end Atrix 4G Android smartphone swept the awards at CES 2011, where it was introduced, taking home media awards from CrunchGear, IGN, Laptop Magazine, Maximum PC, MSN, Notebooks.com, Popular Mechanics, and Popular Science, as well as CNET's prestigious Best of CES 2011 in the "Smartphones" category. At the time... Read more »

Makey Awards 2011 Nominee 08: Tamiya, Inc., "Best Product Documentation"

Founded in Shikuoza, Japan in 1946, Kabushiki gaisha Tamiya was originally a sawmill and architectural lumber company that made wooden ship models as a sideline. Their first plastic model, released in 1960, was a 1/800 scale battleship Yamato. Today, Tamiya manufactures R/C sea, air, and land vehicles, robots, educational materials,... Read more »

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