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Meet The Makers: Death Defying Pedal Car Figure 8 Races

Meet The Makers: Death Defying Pedal Car Figure 8 Races

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1N-cEsRPUA&w=560&h=315] The members of the Fun Bike Unicorn Club are bringing Death Defying Figure 8 Pedal Car Races to Maker Faire Bay Area 2012. Inspired by old-school pedal carts, the club started building and of course the desire to race followed. In the spirit of healthy, and perhaps reckless, competetion, The Unicorns will be […]

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Make: Talk 013 – Arts Refoundry Bronze Casting Workshops

Make: Talk 013 – Arts Refoundry Bronze Casting Workshops

Our makers this week are Kate Mayfield and Gordon Bowen, owners of the biodiesel-fueled Arts Refoundry in Los Angeles. A couple of weeks ago my 9-year-old daughter Jane and I took a bronze casting workshop at Arts ReFoundry.

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Make: Talk 012 – Ayah Bdeir of littleBits.cc

Make: Talk 012 – Ayah Bdeir of littleBits.cc

Our maker this week is Ayah Bdeir, the founder and lead engineer of littleBits, an open source library of electronic modules that snap together with magnets and makes it fun and easy to make interactive electronic projects.

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Make: Talk 010 – Andy Cavatorta, Bjork’s Musical Roboticist

Make: Talk 010 – Andy Cavatorta, Bjork’s Musical Roboticist

Andy Cavatorta is a roboticist, artist, musician, and filmmaker. He was at MIT’s Media Lab from 2007 to 2010. In the current issue of MAKE, Vol 29, Andy wrote an article about his collaboration with the Icelandic musician Bjork to create robotic gravity harps for her touring performance. In my interview, we talk about this project and more.

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