Hackerspace Happenings: GGHC Winner Announced

Great Global Hackerspace Challenge Winner Crowned As MAKE online editor and GGHC judge Gareth Branwyn related earlier this week, Hackerspace Charlotte took down the challenge with a very impressive entry, Feltronics, which consists of felt shapes resembling IEEE schematic symbols, but actually function thanks to actual electronic components built into the felt. Ann Arbor Mini […]

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How-To: Candy Graduation Caps

What a fun way to celebrate the end of school! Bakerella has an excellent tutorial for these chocolate graduation caps. Can you guess what the tassels are made from? (Hint: it’s a genius find.) More: Graduation Cap Clock Graduation Cap with Flashing LED Lights Solar-powered graduation cap

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Adventures in Android ADK Development

As you may have heard, Google made happy waves recently when they announced the Android Open Accessory Development Kit platform. This allows Arduino-compatible and PIC based boards to “…interact with an Android-powered device in a special ‘accessory’ mode.” Unlike Apple’s frustratingly closed iPhone platform, this board (and the associated SDK and Arduino libraries) shows a […]

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A New Hope, in Cross Stitch

What an amazingly-detailed cross stitch rendering of Luke Skywalker! And what a perfect blend with that Shepard Fairey color scheme. The artist, known on Flickr as Whateverjames, has an in-depth photo set that gives you a good sense of all the care that went into this piece. (Via Geek Crafts)

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Radio Shack at the Faire

I really enjoyed meeting the Radio Shack folks at Maker Faire. They seemed genuinely interested in understanding the needs of makers and trying to stock the types of products that we might want. We’re looking forward to working with them in the future. The team that was at the Faire did a few videos and a blog report about their experiences.

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