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Maker Spotlight: Jen Herchenroeder

Maker Spotlight: Jen Herchenroeder

Jen is a polymath with skills in all manner of engineering and artistic techniques and is a key member of the Baltimore maker community.

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Live From Detroit: Watch Our Maker Faire Adventure Here!

Live From Detroit: Watch Our Maker Faire Adventure Here!

There’s lots to look forward to at this weekend’s Maker Faire Detroit… even if you can’t make it out to Detroit.

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This Silly Racing League Is Shaping the Future of Smart Cars

This Silly Racing League Is Shaping the Future of Smart Cars

Racing tiny, modded power wheels is a blast! PPPRS is also a great way for kids to get introduced to practical engineering skills.

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At Maker Faire, Power Racing Cars Have Moxie

At Maker Faire, Power Racing Cars Have Moxie

The Power Racing Series is one of the most dynamic events at Maker Faire, as speed-demon hackerspace members race around a track in hacked and modded toy cars. One of the PPPRS events is a “moxie” challenge where racers perform silly stunts for the crowd.

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Power Racing Series at Maker Faire Detroit

Power Racing Series at Maker Faire Detroit

This is a great interview that Joseph Mullins of JoJaqs.com did with PPPRS honcho (and MAKE graphic designer) Jim Burke! The part that resonated for me was when Jim said, “this is engineering!” when describing Power Racing to kids.

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Maker Faire Kansas City: Power Racing Series

Maker Faire Kansas City: Power Racing Series

[vimeo=http://vimeo.com/69822654] As usual, the PPPRS looks like a lot of fun! The world’s only $500 electric motorsport finished its second round of the season in Maker Faire Kansas City! We competed on June 29-30 at the Kansas City Union Station. Here are just some of the thrills and spills that went down. I’d like to […]

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