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12 Maker Pro Trends That Expanded the Maker Movement in 2013

Out on the Maker Pro frontier — where making meets business — 2013 was an eventful year. A dozen trends powered by entrepreneurs, investors, and startups pushed the boundaries of the maker movement into new territories. Here’s a look at them, in no particular order.

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Conversations with a SANDF Colonel

Conversations with a SANDF Colonel

The UAV Challenge team and the Aurora team are traveling with the South African National Defense Forces (SANDF) to the Mozambique border. On that 2 hour drive to the forward camp I had the chance to speak with a Colonel and Lieutenant about counter poaching and border patrol.

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UAVs Deployed in Counter Poaching Missions

UAVs Deployed in Counter Poaching Missions

Our fact finding mission and demo of Aurora Flight Sciences’ small UAV turned operational. After officials saw the potential for a tactically deployed UAV, we were quickly embedded with rangers to support live counter poaching missions.

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Robots Past and Present

Robots Past and Present

Robots have been a big part of Maker Faire from the beginning. Check out Maker Faire robots from 2008 to today.

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New York’s Next Top Makers: The Finalists

New York’s Next Top Makers: The Finalists

New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) challenged the city’s makers to compete in a year-long New York’s Next Top Makers Challenge. The winner will be announced at MAKE’s Hardware Innovation Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at a special evening reception at the New York Hall of Science.

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An Unassuming Electric Vehicle

An Unassuming Electric Vehicle

With the goal of illustrating “the simplicity that alternative energy vehicles could embody,” George Schnakenberg curated and built The Sleeper Bike, an electric motor-assisted bicycle that also sports a stylish look. The San Francisco-based design director handmade the leather battery bag and retrofitted the bike frame with a Hill Topper electric bike kit from Clean […]

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