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Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Make:cast – To Maker Faire Rome with Love

Italians have a love of innovation and design and it shows at Maker Faire Rome. In this episode of Make:Cast, I look back at Maker Faire Rome in October 2019 during a pre-Covid time when live events could happen. I was guided through Maker Faire Rome by Alessandro Ranellucci, the curator of Maker Faire Rome, along with Massimo Banzi, co-founder of Arduino. Maker Faire Rome 2020 is happening as a virtual event this weekend.

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Eddie Van Halen’s DIY Maker Story

Eddie Van Halen’s DIY Maker Story

Eddie Van Halen, considered by many to be the best Rock ’N Roll guitarist, passed away on October 6, 2020. I must admit I knew little about him and his music. However, as I read a few stories about him, I became curious to learn more. In this 2019 interview with Denise Quan, part of […]

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Make:cast – Matching Talent to Opportunity at mHUB Chicago

Make:cast – Matching Talent to Opportunity at mHUB Chicago

In this episode of Makecast, I’m talking about matching talent to opportunity with two of mHUB Chicago’s founders, Haven Allen, who is Chief Executive Office and Bill Fienup, who is Director of Innovation Services. We are also joined by Bianca Thai, who is a program manager at mHUB.

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Sea Creatures Inspire Bottle Design

Inspired by diatoms and radiolarians, a new bottle used biomimicry as a basis for its new design.

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North Little Rock’s Makerspace Impressive Beginnings

North Little Rock’s Makerspace Impressive Beginnings

Little Rock, Arkansas, is showing how multiple stakeholders can be involved in launching a makerspace.

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The Future of Farming is Open Source

The Future of Farming is Open Source

The Rural Advancement Foundation International (RAFI) and Farm Hack aim to promote farmers as innovators and makers through a new project called Growing Innovation. The two organizations have launched a collaborative Kickstarter campaign to fund the creation of an open source online library of agricultural innovations and a new book documenting sustainable models developed by farmers.

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When Making Meets Working

When Making Meets Working

The more technology rules our lives, the more our worlds blur. Thanks to smartphones, tablets, cloud services, 3-D printing, etc. the walls between the workplace and our personal lives are melting. While at work, we address personal email and buy holiday gifts. At home on a Saturday, we respond to work email and research a new software purchase for work. Somewhere in between we find the time to tenaciously tinker in our garages and remember what it’s like to explore science and technology for the pure fun of it. Why not bring our garage creations and maker mindsets to the workplace?

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