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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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A pair of hands hold three circuit board badges for soldering.

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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The Faces of Maker Faire Kuwait

The Faces of Maker Faire Kuwait

A sand sculpture of a mosque, a beach cleaning robot, an underwater robot for monitoring oil spills in the ocean, wooden models of the traditional sailing boat known as a dhow, a proof of concept for an air conditioner that uses ceramic tiles to reduce the amount of electricity used to cool hot air (kindaishin […]

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MegaBet: Inside MegaBot’s Journey to Launch a Giant Combat Robot League

MegaBet: Inside MegaBot’s Journey to Launch a Giant Combat Robot League

The creators of MegaBots’ Mk.III, a $2.5 million dollar fighting robot, hope it will kick off a new form of live entertainment.

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