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Maker Faire Long Island

The Magic Never Died

Maker Faires are slowly coming back. Maker Faire Long Island, after not happening for two years, took place in June at Long Island Explorium in Port Jefferson Village. Everybody was happy to come back, said co-producers of Maker Faire Long Island, Angeline Judex and Lisa C. Rodriguez. Angeline is the Long Island Explorium’s Executive Director […]

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Make:cast Wyoming's Maker Pass

Wyoming’s Maker Access Pass

Tyler Kerr runs the Innovation Wyrkshop, a makerspace at the University of Wyoming. Largely because of COVID, state officials saw the potential for makerspaces in vocational rehab and developing skills in local communities. And so they are funding the build out of a network of makerspaces throughout the state. Tyler and his students set out […]

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Makey Makey 10th Anniversary

Playification – The Makey Makey Story

Makey Makey, a creative platform that has spread widely through education, turned 10 this month. In this episode of Make:cast, I talk to Jay Silver, the creative technologist and self-described jester, who started this product with a successful Kickstarter. Makey Makey is meant to inspire play and exploration with the things around us, including technology. […]

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Gareth Branwyn

Shop Talk and Tips with Gareth Branwyn

DIY lifer Gareth Branwyn has compiled a new volume of his series, Tips and Tales From the Workshop, Volume 2. He joins Dale Dougherty to talk about how he collects tips — asking a person directly to share a tip is not very productive. He shares some of his favorite tips he has found. He […]

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Making Is So Elementary

Making Is So Elementary

“The Kids Are Like Me.” Until she got to college, Julie Darling didn’t realize that sitting and listening to teachers wasn’t how she learned best. She didn’t like sitting still. She had to keep her hands moving, if not her body. When she became an educator, she realized that the kids that she was looking […]

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Mike Senese

Mike on Make:

Make: Executive Editor, Mike Senese, is leaving after almost nine years. He sat down with Dale Dougherty to talk about what he enjoyed about his job. The first issue he worked on was Volume 36, which was quickly followed by an issue on Drones. He talks about his favorite issue of Make:, which is tied […]

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Determination: Makers in Ukraine

Determination: Makers in Ukraine

Determination seems like the best word to describe the collective response of Ukrainians as they fight for their country, for their home and their freedom. One month ago, I spoke with Yuri Vlasyuk and Svitlana Bovkun who live in Kyiv. That was the day Russia invaded Ukraine. I knew them because they were producers of […]

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