Here’s a snapshot of what’s been happening around the Maker world this week, brought to you from Make: and beyond!
- Make: co-founder Dale Dougherty gave his personal recap of his trip to Cairo. The enthusiasm and commitment of the maker community he found there was truly impressive.
- Looking for a maker-centric career change? How about becoming the repairman at the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.
- When Nicki Taylor talks about going local, she’s talking about clothing. Creating a 100% locally made outfit is not an easy task when so few raw materials are processed where they’re grown.
- Lance Akiyama showed us how you could craft a cheap crossbow using paint stirrers, string, and hot glue. You can be practicing your target skills in no time.
- Kids are makers, too! Sarah Virginia White met up with maker kids to find out what they make and why they make.
- Youth scientists got a chance to show off their inventions and experiments at the White House Science Fair. The event took place on Wednesday, marking the 6th year of its existence and its last year under the Obama administration.
Tip of the Week:
The suction cup of a toy dart makes a handy tool for grabbing flat pieces in hard to reach places.