A conversation with Mitch Altman

During a quiet moment on Sunday afternoon at Maker Faire Austin 2008, I had a nice conversation with Mitch Altman. At the end of a very busy weekend, he was pretty beat, but I was struck with what a wonderful and peaceful guy Mitch is. Mitch Altman creates kits that inspire people to make things. […]

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Maker Faire Austin: CalCars Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Conversion Demo

At Maker Faire Austin Oct 20-21, the California Cars Initiative will sponsor an open source Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) “Conversion Demonstration”. PHEV conversions to Toyota Prius hybrids add an additional battery pack that can be plugged in at night so that the electric energy is used to displace gasoline to get over 100 miles […]

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Maker Faire Austin 2007 – Call for Entries

Phil @ MAKE writes: Are you a maker or crafter who would like to show off your project at Maker Faire Austin, October 20-21? The call for makers is open! Deadline for entries is Wednesday, August 15, 2007. Organized by the staff of Make and Craft magazines, Maker Faire is a newfangled fair that brings […]

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