RadioShack Hackerspace Challenge

Nice to see RadioShack continuing its re-embrace of the DIY scene! They’re sponsoring a hackerspace challenge between Ace Monster Toys and Artisan’s Asylum. In the spirit of friendly competition, RadioShack challenged two DIY enthusiast groups known as hackerspaces—one on each coast—to build something cool out of everyday stuff. The rules... Read more »

Mini Maker Faire North Carolina is Saturday 6/16

[youtube=”″] Final preparations are underway for North Carolina’s third annual Mini Maker Faire to be held on Saturday, June 16 in the Kerr Scott building on the NC Fairgrounds. The 2012 list of makers participating is full of exciting and creative projects from Tesla coils and solar power inventions to... Read more »

Alt.SXSW: Dorks Convene in Palm Park

Today is the last official day of SXSW Interactive, and in a small park nestled behind the Austin Convention Center and I-35, the makers convened. Two tents—one for maker exhibits, one for an all-day DorkbotATX lineup of speakers—hosted a great array of makers showing and talking about projects. Thanks to... Read more »

Great Leaps of Imagination: Jules Verne

Today is the 189th anniversary of the birthday of Jules Verne, the French author of many science fiction classics such as 20,000 Leagues under the Sea and Around the World in 80 Days. You can find a brief tribute to Jules Verne at the Smithsonian Libraries, with the photo below... Read more »

Build the Tiny Wanderer from MAKE Volume 29

Tiny Wanderer from MAKE Volume 29

Looking for a great starter robot project? Doug Paradis is an active member of the Dallas Personal Robotics Group, and last year, they were looking for a way to help their beginner members strengthen their robot-building chops. Thus, the Tiny Wanderer was born. We produced a series of lessons covering... Read more »

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