Makervilla 2.0

Makervilla is back!  It will be held on August 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th at Batam, Indonesia. MAKERVILLA 2.0 is a 4-day creative learning retreat designed for local and international maker educators to gather under one roof for a time of learning, dreaming, hacking and sharing of ideas. MAKERVILLA 2.0 is specially organized to address the needs […]

Thoughts and rumors about Hacker Camp Shenzhen & Maker Faire

This past week we rocked Hacker Camp 5 and Shenzhen Maker Faire. It was a huge party, as always, thank you to everyone who came! Instead of covering the camp and fair directly, we saved the images and chat transcript from the shenzhen_hacker_bei group on WeChat. Nearly 100 hackers, makers, and organizers shared a week […]

Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire set for November 15, 2014

The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire has announced plans for their upcoming event. “London’s first Maker Faire is coming back around for another go on 15th November, 2014. The Maker Faire is a day of family friendly making, learning, crafting, inventing and tinkering in the heart of London. Be inspired by arts, crafts, engineering, […]

Taco Crawl 2014 Thursday before Maker Faire

Every year before Maker Faire we spend a day in San Francisco to visit the Noisebridge hackerspace, Instructables, and other open hardware/DIY/hacker friendly people. Noisebridge is located in a neighborhood called the Mission District, and it has dozens of delicious Mexican taco shops called taquerias. We try to eat a carne asada taco at every […]

Taco Crawl 2014 Thursday before Maker Faire

Every year before Maker Faire we spend a day in San Francisco to visit the Noisebridge hackerspace, Instructables, and other open hardware/DIY/hacker friendly people. Noisebridge is located in a neighborhood called the Mission District, and it has dozens of delicious Mexican taco shops called taquerias. We try to eat a carne asada taco at every […]

Taco Crawl 2014 Thursday before Maker Faire

Every year before Maker Faire we spend a day in San Francisco to visit the Noisebridge hackerspace, Instructables, and other open hardware/DIY/hacker friendly people. Noisebridge is located in a neighborhood called the Mission District, and it has dozens of delicious Mexican taco shops called taquerias. We try to eat a carne asada taco at every […]

Video: Maker Faire NY 2013: Arduino NFC

In this video from the 2013 Maker Faire New York, Don Coleman takes the stage in New York to discuss Near Field Communication (NFC) using the Adafruit and Seeed Studio NFC shields on an Arduino. Coleman is a software developer and is co-authoring a book on NFC, PhoneGap and Arduino for O’Reilly. Via Make.

Tokyo Maker Faire 2013: 3D printers

3D printers have come to dominate Maker Faires around the world, but Tokyo has some unique and creative designs we’ve not seen anywhere else. Rostock mini is a solder paste “printer” with pick and place functions. It applies solder paste to circuit boards instead of printing with melted plastic, and also places electronic components on […]

HackRF based radio spectrum analyzer

Jared Boone displayed this project at the recent Maker Faire. This project is built around the HackRF, a software-defined radio transceiver. I programmed it to sample 20MHz of radio spectrum from an antenna, do a frequency analysis on the data, and display the results on a Noritake vacuum fluorescent display. I added the tuning wheel […]