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Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

Make:cast #16 – Build It and See What Happens

As part of a $50 million grant to the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in 2017, the Maker Library & Innovative Learning Complex of the Future is under construction on campus. The new $17.5 million building will house a makerspace open to all students. Austin McChord is the RIT donor and I talk to him in this episode of Make:cast.

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Make:cast – Find Your Next Adventure

Make:cast – Find Your Next Adventure

David Lang, author of Zero to Maker, and co-founder of OpenROV, recently decided to stop doing what he had been doing for years and begin looking for something new, looking for his next adventure. During a pandemic, it seems hard to think about your next adventure. Yet I suspect that many are thinking about what’s next, and preparing ourselves for a new challenge. David says it’s just as scary this time as it was back when he walked into TechShop not knowing anything about being a maker. He seems to be following his interest in science and how scientists can learn from the maker movement. There is a need to encourage participation by more amateur scientists — people who do science because it is an adventure, rather than a career.

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The Sights and Sounds of Maker Faire Tokyo

The Sights and Sounds of Maker Faire Tokyo

There’s something about Japan and electronics that go hand and hand, and there may be no better showcase of that than Maker Faire Tokyo.

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Watch This Robot Snake Climb Vertical Walls

Watch This Robot Snake Climb Vertical Walls

…as for its wall-climbing abilities, I got a one-word response: “Magnets.”

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Celebrating Pi Day at the Sphero RVR Hackathon

Celebrating Pi Day at the Sphero RVR Hackathon

I joined a select group of students, makers and educators who didn’t let the ominous Bomb Vortex Blizzard (actual name of the snowstorm that hit Colorado last week) stop us from making our way to Boulder CO for the Sphero RVR Pi Day Hackathon. 10 early supporters of the RVR Kickstarter campaign got hands-on with […]

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Don’t Miss Our “Robots 101” Live Seminar This Thursday, Hosted By Saura Naderi

Don’t Miss Our “Robots 101” Live Seminar This Thursday, Hosted By Saura Naderi

This week, Saura joins us again, this time as a host of our latest Live Learning session — Robots 101, What you need to know to build robots. This 2-3 hour seminar for Make: Members will help guide the new maker to an understanding of what qualifies as a robot (or robotic mechanism), how to use various robotics components, and give a hands-on experience for designing and building your own robot.

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Maker Pro News: How Startups Can Thrive Locally

Maker Pro News: How Startups Can Thrive Locally

Also inside: tips from a hardware founder who failed on an epic scale.

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