This Week in Making: Robotic Tattoos, Free Software, and Fab Labs for Kids

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This Week in Making: Robotic Tattoos, Free Software, and Fab Labs for Kids


While science is still working on a way to get babies to learn how to 3D print, the Bay Area Discovery Museum has just opened a fab lab that caters to children as young as 3 years old. The idea is that a fab lab turns digital information into physical information and allows kids to try out new ideas quickly.

If you’re one of the 1000+ registered Fab Labs with the Fab foundation, Autodesk just granted you free access to their entire design collection.

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“Would a rose by any other name smell as sweet?” Perhaps not, but a rose made of stainless steel is another story altogether. Watch a maker hammer and polish stainless steel into a flower.

Is the UK’s transition from design rights to copyright law for industrially manufactured works a “direct assault” on 3D printing?

Would you get a tattoo done by a robot?


If you’re looking for bonus funding for your school’s makerspace, consider using DonorsChoose to finance individual projects.

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A typical day for Lisa includes: getting up to see the sunrise, bicycling, interning at Make:, reading and writing short stories, and listening to audiobooks and podcasts for hours while working on projects or chores.

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