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WeChat Launches Maker Program for In-App Content Creation

WeChat Launches Maker Program for In-App Content Creation

Today at Maker Faire Bay Area, WeChat launches its new WeChat Maker initiative, which aims for developers to build fun new mini programs inside the WeChat ecosystem. Leveraging Javascript and the WeChat maker API, creators can design programs that hit on the whimsical-to-delightful side of the coding world. Examples include a tool to help people […]

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Learn To Wrangle Your Monster Projects And Enter To Win a 3D Printer With Quick Base At Maker Faire

Learn To Wrangle Your Monster Projects And Enter To Win a 3D Printer With Quick Base At Maker Faire

You are creative and curious—you are makers, doers, and inventors. What if your passion project had a secret weapon? A partner-in-crime that supported all of your endeavors with customizable applications to track and organize all of your projects. It can. It’s Quick Base. Quick Base is a custom application building platform that doesn’t require pro […]

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The Radical City:  Maker Faire and Burning Man at DOKK1 This Weekend In Aarhus

The Radical City: Maker Faire and Burning Man at DOKK1 This Weekend In Aarhus

Every Maker Faire around the globe is a unique reflection of the community it’s based in. One of the aspects that informed the world’s first Maker Faire, Maker Faire Bay Area, is the large and vibrant local Burning Man community. Maker Faire Bay Area is fortunate to have had a strong presence of Burning Man […]

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Launching Paper Rockets and Rafting a Micro-River at East Bay Maker Faire

Launching Paper Rockets and Rafting a Micro-River at East Bay Maker Faire

Every October I head to one of my favorite events, the East Bay Maker Faire held at Park Day School in Oakland, CA. It’s an activity-heavy gathering that spreads throughout the campus, both indoors and out, with a lot of nooks and crannies that amplify the magical experience of discovery and surprise throughout. My wife, […]

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The Humble, Inspiring Magic of Maker Faire

The Humble, Inspiring Magic of Maker Faire

Last night, I was at the hotel lobby bar trying to wash down the five hour drive to Flushing, NY for this year’s World Maker Faire. Spinning around on my stool I caught sight of a couple of guys doing weird things with rolls of masking tape. They would hold the end of a roll […]

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Qualcomm Celebrates Three Years of DragonBoard 410c at Maker Faire With Games, an LED Helmet, and a Robot Dress

Qualcomm Celebrates Three Years of DragonBoard 410c at Maker Faire With Games, an LED Helmet, and a Robot Dress

In May 2015 at Maker Faire Bay Area, Qualcomm unveiled the DragonBoard 410c, a powerful, diminutive single board computer aimed at bringing makers into the orbit of the semiconductor giant. Leveraging the Snapdragon processor, it offers a 64-bit quad core running at 1.2 Ghz, 8 GB of flash memory, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and the ability to […]

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16 Events and Workshops to Check Out During the Week of Learning

How often have we all heard “What if Maker Faire could last a week?” Well this year, we’re doing just that, putting together an entire week of maker events and hands-on workshops on all kinds of maker skills around the Bay Area. Check out the full list, or read on for a curated list of […]

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