Thursday, August 29, 2013

Hong Kong Maker Community Shines at Second Annual Mini Maker Faire

The second annual Hong Kong Mini Maker Faire is taking place this Saturday, August 17, from 10a.m. to 6p.m. at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and their list of makers is expanded and diversified.

Yelp’s Dev Team Beats NASA, Sends First 3D Printer to the Edge of Space

A Printrbot, a weather balloon, and tracking circuitry leads to a fantastic day.

First Remote-Controlled EV3 Robot

Lego has made it super quick to make your first remote-controlled EV3 robot. How quick? It took me less than an hour.

New Must-Have Products in the Maker Shed

We're in the midst of Maker Faire season here at Make, and are hurriedly (but calmly) preparing for the upcoming fourth annual World Maker Faire New York. We hope to start doing these posts on a more regular basis in the near future, but for now we'll be announcing new products in large batches. Thanks to the beautifully round number of recent additions, all of the products discussed below are also on the first page of our New Arrivals category.

See a 3-D Printed Humanoid at World Maker Faire

If you're attending World Maker Faire in New York next month, be sure to see the progress Chuck Fletcher has made on his InMoov robot, an open source humanoid robot that anyone can print and motorize.

Finding the Makers in Maine

Once you get in the maker mindset, you start seeing them everywhere you look. I was at an arts festival in Brunswick Maine this weekend. Many talented artists were out displaying their creations.

Pedalusion Promises Pedal-powered Flight for the People

Two years ago, James Tascione had an idea. He was a lifetime RC airplane builder, and had been a touring cyclist, and he knew he could build a human-powered plane that could be inexpensive, easy to build, and accessible to anyone. Two years later and Pedalusion is almost ready to fly.