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Bronze Casting from Makerbot Printed Original

One project I hope to undertake at Maui Makers is doing some metal casting using originals made on our Makerbot 3D Printer. This is something that has been talked about in the forums since inception and at every demonstration of the ‘bot that I’ve given/seen. Mostly it was about how cool it would be if you could do this but ... Read More »

Vimby/Scion Hackerspace Challenge – CrashSpace videos live

This past summer Mitch Altman, Vimby and Scion sponsored a challenge to 5 hackerspaces in the USA.  They were given $3000 grant, 3 weeks and asked to create something that: 1) repurposed a commercially made object 2) was interesting/fun/useful to the average person 3) referenced a commercially released movie They have been slowly releasing videos in the series.  Today two clips ... Read More »

from STEM to STEAM – lets not forget the Arts!

My friend from CrashSpace, R. Kevin Nelson, has written a great open letter response to Thomas Kalil’s opening speech of the NSF‘s “Innovation, Education, and the Maker Movement” workshop. Kevin notes that while the maker movement has much to contribute to the educational push for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math), we cannot forget the massive contribution to our cultural progress by Art.  Kevin ... Read More »

Makerbot Video from NYC Maker Faire 2010

The Makerbot folks were out in force at the Maker Faire NYC with their new Thing-O-Matic printer, frostruders, unicorn plotter and regular Cupcake bots (total around 20 bots!) all printing out and giving away sample printed objects (and snacks!).  Check out the video (about 5 min), and more at the Makerbot Blog. Read More »

Lilypad successes, Makers and Education, DARPA Program

LIlypad Embroidery, a Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike (2.0) image from bekathwia's photostream

This post is an amalgam of several news items I read recently. First off an article on the LilyPad’s success in bringing women into electronics projects. From a post in BoingBoing: “MIT’s Leah Buechley and Benjamin Mako Hill recently published a paper called LilyPad in the Wild: How Hardwareʼs Long Tail is Supporting New Engineering and Design Communities, about the success ... Read More »

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