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 […]

The dreamers of Shenzhen’s Maker’s revolution

Another great Shenzhen-Geek tour video from Metalworks:  Maker Faire Shenzhen Trip.   Daylon Soh writes: When the Metalworks team was there in April, we were part of a group of aspiring hardware entrepreneurs and enthusiasts from North America and Europe. Most were looking to bring their hardware product ideas to fruition and were looking for ways to manufacture it […]

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.

Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire set for July 6, 2013

London’s First Maker Faire Celebrating Creativity, Science, Technology, Art and Craft Comes to the London College of Communication in July. The first ever Maker Faire in London is being held in Elephant & Castle on Saturday, 6th July 2013 at the London College of Communication (LCC). The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire will be […]

Mini Maker Faire in Portland, OR, USA Sept 15-16, 2012

Erict let us know about the Mini Maker Faire taking place in Portland, Oregon on the 15th, and 16th of September. The venue will take place in the north parking lot of OMSI. Portland Oregon is going to have it’s first Mini Maker Faire on Sept. 15-16, 2012. It’s going to be held in the […]

Workshop Update for July 23rd, 2012

Tickets are booked for the Singapore Maker Faire August 4 and 5. Ian will give a presentation at the Singapore Hackerspace on Friday around 5:30 before the regular pizza and beer night. We’ll have videos of Singapore’s electronics shops, the Hackerspace, Maker Faire, and more. Bus Blaster v3 and v4 prototype boards arrived and will […]

Workshop Update for May 23rd, 2012

We unpacked our Maker Faire kit, scanned in business cards, and started editing the video. There will probably be one epic “how-to participate in a Maker Faire” video with tips, project interviews, and a behind the scenes look at the pre- and post- parties. A tutorial on how to create parts with same pin names […]

Workshop Update for May 18th, 2012

Today we’re is setting up our booth at the Bay Area Maker Faire, and digesting all the tacos from yesterday’s Dangerous Taco Crawl 2012. Firmware for the Part Ninja is making progress. It is now capable of figuring out the part, and its pinout, with consistency. There’s still some calibration to be done, but all […]

Workshop Update for May 17th, 2012

Today Ian is in San Francisco for the Bay Area Maker Faire enjoying the Mission Street Taco crawl. Part Ninja firmware is moving along. Today we fixed some bugs, cleaned up some earlier functions. We also added a special ADC function that has low acquisition time for MOSFET readings. We made a tutorial on how […]

Workshop Update for May 16th, 2012

Ian is on his way to the Bay Area Maker Faire, and is having a hard time with Air France. We continue our redesign of the secret board, we are also working on a tutorial explaining how to make separate power planes with Cadsoft Eagle. Firmware for the Part Ninja is progressing along. We trashed […]

Workshop update for May 15th, 2012

Today we continue to prepare for the Bay area Maker Faire. We also made the workshop video today instead of Thursday, it’ll be about Maker Faire of course. If you subscribe to our YouTube channel you might even be able to preview the video early. On the design side we continue to adjustment an unnamed […]

Traveling to Maker Faires, conferences, etc wiki page

Here’s our tips for traveling to various open hardware events. In the past 8 months we’ve been to San Francisco, New York, London, and Tokyo, and we’ll add China shortly. We took everything we remember and added it to the wiki. Where we stayed How we get around Do you need a car? The size […]

We flew Finnair to Tokyo and it was awesome!

…how about free tickets to HongKong for the first Maker Faire in China? Over the last year we’ve been all over the world for Maker Faires, open hardware conferences, and other Dangerous Prototypes business. For Maker Tokyo Meeting we flew Finnair economy through Helsinki. Finnair was such an amazing airline we want to heap on […]

Hackerspaces at Maker Faire (Day 2)

Local (and not-so-local) Hackerspaces had a great presence at Maker Faire. We picked up a ton of great stamps in our Hackerspace Diplomatic Passport. We ran into NYC Resistor, who used their robotic stamp on our passport, as well as Alpha One Labs, Artisans Asylum, Space Camp, Kansas City’s Hackerspace, and many others. Mitch Altman […]

Booths and Exhibits at Maker Faire (Day 2)

There was still plenty left to see at Day 2 of Maker Faire. Some of our favorites included the Matrix-style 3D Polaroid flip book, the Instructables booth, finding the IR Jammer v2 (from our friend Alan at Hacked Gadgets) in the Maker Shed, and a giant clothing area filled with plenty of unique, geeky T-shirts. […]