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Weekend Watch: The Delightful Automata of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Weekend Watch: The Delightful Automata of Cabaret Mechanical Theatre

Watch as these small automata come to life. Butt-sniffing dogs, wiggling mustaches, a feeling machine, oh my!

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In Praise of “Big” Maker Art

In Praise of “Big” Maker Art

Not all big art is physically large. Sometimes small things can produce an environment that escapes the physical confines of the display.

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Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Insane Sculptural Furniture “Unzips” Before Your Eyes

Artist and designer Sebastian ErraZuriz creates what at first appears to be sleek, minimalist, Ikea-esque pieces of furniture, but there is more to them than meets the eye. In his recently published videos on Vimeo, he demonstrates that his “functional sculptures” are far more than what they originally seem. In fact, once they are transformed […]

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Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

Building a Tribe With Kinetic Steam Works

At this past year’s Maker Faire Bay Area, I had the privilege of riding atop a steam-powered Case 40 horsepower steam traction engine from 1940 with Stephen Rademaker.

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Pitches with Prototypes: Haptix

Pitches with Prototypes: Haptix

Haptix is a sensor that enables multitouch on any surface, such as a screen, keyboard, or table. The creators are competing in MAKE’s 2013 Hardware Innovation Workshop, set for May 14-15 to compete in the “pitches with prototypes” contest. A dozen companies have submitted hardware projects and workshop attendees will vote for the most interesting and innovative ideas. The winner will receive a slot on the Maker Faire Innovation Stage to present their prototype the following weekend.

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