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Youth Radio Scratches and Mixes Maker Faire

Our friends at Youth Radio sent us this fun video and sound piece they did. They walked around, sampling the sounds of the Faire, and then they laid down a scratch beat. It’s so cool to see people “processing” the Faire in so many unique and creative ways. Youth Radio writes: At a time of […]

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Gyroscope Motorcycle You Can’t Knock Over

Gyroscope Motorcycle You Can’t Knock Over

Here’s a potential game-changer: a two-wheeled, in-line motorcycle that won’t tip over, even if you try to knock it down. The team at Lit Motors envisions a world where nobody’s afraid to ride motorcycles because they’re as safe and intuitive as climbing into a car. At Maker Faire they’re showing off a prototype electric bike […]

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Robot Petting Zoo

Robot Petting Zoo

MakerBot’s Robot Petting Zoo shows that 3D printing enables you to design and engineer things much more interesting than some of the standard Hello World tchotchke. This collection of Arduino-controlled 3d printed robots was a big hit.

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DIY Pick and Place

DIY Pick and Place

Patrick Hood-Daniel was designing and hand assembling surface mounted circuit boards for his CNC machines at buildyourcnc.com. Working with those little tweezers gets old pretty quick; it seems only natural that he would design a pick and place machine to replace him and supplement his line of DIY machines.

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Announcing the 2nd Annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards (aka The Makeys)

Announcing the 2nd Annual MAKE Magazine Industry Maker Awards (aka The Makeys)

It’s that time again — announcing the 2012 season of The Makeys, our way of celebrating mainstream companies that express some aspect of the maker spirit in the products. Nominate your favorites!

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Round and Round They Go!

Round and Round They Go!

Swing by the South Lot and watch the Death Defying Figure 8 Pedal Cars compete! An array of Cycle Kart-inspired pedal-powered contraptions racing each other – they make the perfect GIF!

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20 Kilowatts from Wood Chips, Gasified

It’s been a pleasure to watch the gasifier technology from ALL Power Labs improve over the years as they bring each new version of their generator to Maker Faire. What began as a cobbled-together contraption charred around the edges, later became a clean-burning Gasifier Experimenter Kit, and is now a full-fledged downdraft gasifier that generates […]

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