Limited support during Open Hardware Summit and Maker Faire

Today we’re going to New York for the Open Hardware Summit (Thursday, 15th) and Maker Faire (Saturday 17th, Sunday 18th). We’ll check in regularly and provide as much support as we can. Internet will be better than the Maker Faire Bay Area. The blog will have pictures and coverage of all the events, and the […]

Maker Faire Detroit: Cool projects

This heading may be overly broad, but we found an abundance of impressive things that didn’t seem to fit in the other categories. These students at Melvindale High School (and their advisor, Randy Thomas) won third place in a robotics competition with this ROV they constructed.  They plan to continue improving it.  They told a story […]

Maker Faire Detroit: Iron pour

It’s hard to overestimate the awesomeness of seeing metal splash around like water.  Seeing Chicago Crucible transform small heaps of busted up iron into awesome art by using fire seemed to be a highlight for many. The raw materials, from old radiators and such like, busted apart with sledgehammers, measured out with scientific precision.

Maker Faire Detroit: Kid friendly

Organizers had planned many areas specifically targeted to kids, and they seemed to be having a great time. The Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum had a great tent full of interactive exhibits and such for children, old and young.  Here’s a musical instrument played by placing the hand within a certain distance range of some proximity […]

Maker Faire Indy and Fort Wayne application deadlines

NBitWonder reminds us that Maker Faire Indy and Fort Wayne application deadlines are tomorrow: Both events promise to be alot of fun. If you’re an exhibitor, THE CALL FOR MAKERS DEADLINE FOR BOTH EVENTS IS JUNE 30th (that’s 2 DAYS from now). Maker Faire Indy application Maker Faire Fort Wayne application Hurry up and get […]

Week in (p)review: May 27, 2011

Eric Pan (Seeed Studio) and Ian (me). Facebook free PCB Friday is on the way. Don’t forget to share your current project in the comments or the forum. Here’s a summary of major developments over the last week: We’re back from Maker Faire Single-sided, through-hole USB IR Toy v2 Saleae Logic 16 update USB Infrared […]

Redo: Maker Faire Day 2: Exhibits and booths

Opps, it looks like we added the wrong photoset for the day 2 post.  Here’s a second try. Here are some of the most popular and/or memorable booths and exhibits of the day, featuring some LED fashion, a Foodies Corner, and some of the most well-known participants. More photos below the fold.