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When Chips Are Scarce: Maker Ingenuity in Uncertain Times

When Chips Are Scarce: Maker Ingenuity in Uncertain Times

The past few years have been … unprecedented. Supply chain failures manifest themselves visibly around us, from parking lots in Detroit full of cars that can’t be finished for lack of a single part, to immense backlogs of container ships at the Port of Long Beach. From consumers all the way up to foundries, it feels […]

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A RISC-V REVOLUTION: The Rise of Free and Open-Source Silicon for Makers

A RISC-V REVOLUTION: The Rise of Free and Open-Source Silicon for Makers

Makers are well-used to the benefits of free and open-source hardware, from being able to study and iterate on designs by others, to the promise that if a design goes out of production you can always make replacements yourself. Open-source silicon, though, is not so well understood — but thanks to the success of the […]

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Community Maker Award: Noelle Conover of Matt’s Maker Space

Community Maker Award: Noelle Conover of Matt’s Maker Space

Have you ever watched children in a makerspace? They come alive! Especially the children who never had a chance to use their hands or their minds in creative ways. My own children, now in their 20s and 30s, love visiting makerspaces. They never had a woodshop class or sewing in school. In the 1990s, schools […]

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The Winner’s Circle: Here are the Winners and Standouts From our Inaugural Amazing Maker Awards

The Winner’s Circle: Here are the Winners and Standouts From our Inaugural Amazing Maker Awards

Every maker who shares a project is amazing, and the same can be said collectively of our maker community, which supports and values the work of makers. We hope these awards help gain recognition in the broader society for the creative and technical contributions of makers. The Amazing Maker Awards celebrate what makers do — […]

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Cursed Objects: Jumpstart the Season With These Spooky Builds

Cursed Objects: Jumpstart the Season With These Spooky Builds

Make your Halloween the spookiest it can possibly be! There’s no way we could include all the wonderfully inspiring projects that we loved this year. Here are just a few that stood out.

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Three California Women Makers Who Have Started New Kit Businesses

Three California Women Makers Who Have Started New Kit Businesses

CARRIE SUNDRA is the founder of Alpenglow Industries in San Luis Obispo, California. She grew up on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands, then attended Harvey Mudd College where she proudly scored a 19 on her first electrical engineering exam. NANCY OTERO is a Mexican-American entrepreneur, dancer, mother, and educator in Oakland, California. […]

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