Though it seems good form to use the umbrella term, for us here at MAKE, so far, “crowdfunding” essentially means “Kickstarter,” a search for which returns exactly 100 published posts in our archives, dating back to the first Kickstarter we ever mentioned (the MakerBeam project) in October 2009. Of major competing crowdfunding sites, only IndieGoGo…Continue Reading
The year 2011 was abuzz with news of makers and making. From The Economist to Forbes, to Dale Dougherty (MAKE founder) being recognized by the White House, political and business leaders recognized that small companies and startups drive the economy, and that increasingly, innovation for these new ventures is coming from a rapidly growing maker business community.Continue Reading
Electric light feels very different from candle light. Even the best electric lights seem frozen in place, or blink and move awkwardly.
I decided this year that I wanted to do something with candles again – something safely outdoors, far from the children and the house, but something beautiful. That brought me back to ice lanterns, something I’d talked about doing years ago.Continue Reading
Here are some things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week. To everyone who submitted photos, thanks so much for sharing such great ideas for keeping craft spaces and supplies neat and tidy! I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling totally inspired to get organized in the New Year. Organized, by kunderwood […]Continue Reading
Inspired by this Instructable, Thingiverse user patchorang created a 3D-printable plastic card that fits in your wallet and can hold the right amount of coins so that you can pay with exact change.Continue Reading
Back in November at AnDevCon II, I met Jonathan Hirshon of Horizon Communications, who hooked me up with a complimentary robot from My Robot Nation. This had nothing to do with Android; it probably came up because we had a MakerBot running in O’Reilly’s booth printing out little Androids (using casainho’s Android magnet design from Thingiverse). Enough about androids and robots. As ST:TNG’s Lt. Commander Data is so fond of reminding us, there is a difference between the two!Continue Reading