Month: April 2019

Shaping the Cities of the Future At Maker Faire Vienna

Shaping the Cities of the Future At Maker Faire Vienna

What does the city of the future look like? That’s the question that the producers of Maker Faire Vienna have kept in mind this year. How can this technology improve the world around us? How can we use our skills to help those who need assistance? How can we utilize the maker mindset to reduce […]

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This Wicked Puzzle Box Protects Your Dice

This Wicked Puzzle Box Protects Your Dice

Inspiration is a funny thing, there’s no telling where it can come from. If you were to glance at this puzzle box for dice, made by Jay and Jamie from Wicked Makers, you’d never guess that the inspiration came, not from some mythical tale, but from a childproof kitchen cabinet. The magnetic locking mechanisms that […]

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Prankenstein: Watch Kari Byron and Tory Belleci’s TV Pilot that Never Got Made

Prankenstein: Watch Kari Byron and Tory Belleci’s TV Pilot that Never Got Made

TV is a strange beast — what we watch usually seems so effortless and enjoyable, but many people don’t realize how much work never gets seen at all. And this isn’t just in footage that gets left on the editing room floor after squeezing weeks of shooting into a 30 minute episode (22 minutes with […]

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Beirut Mini Maker Faire 2019, Culture Mixed by East, West, and Makers

Beirut Mini Maker Faire 2019, Culture Mixed by East, West, and Makers

On April 6, a DIY festival Beirut Mini Maker Faire was held in Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, a small country in the Middle East. This was the first held in Beirut. The development of creative ideas rooted in Lebanon and a sincere exchange of views on the startup scene was seen. East meets […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: Mini Deathstar In Space, Closed Loop 3D Printing, and Mine Digging Bots

Cool Crowdfunding: Mini Deathstar In Space, Closed Loop 3D Printing, and Mine Digging Bots

We receive so many pitches for crowdfunding projects. They pour into our inbox daily. Since crowdfunding is a bit of a gamble, it is always kind of hard to determine just how to write about these projects, considering that many of them may not ever deliver. Cool Crowdfunding is our way of sharing some of […]

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Constructing Cosplay Armor From Perler Beads With Cosplamy

Constructing Cosplay Armor From Perler Beads With Cosplamy

In a world positively teeming with materials that you can use to build any cosplay your heart desires (Worbla, foam, fabric, resin, and even kombucha, just to name a few!), one cosplayer stepped outside the norm to build her cosplays with a more unique choice of crafting product: Perler Beads! Perler Beads are those colorful, […]

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Hands-On Workshops Take Over Maker Faire Bay Area

Hands-On Workshops Take Over Maker Faire Bay Area

Maker Faire has always been a haven of hands-on exploration, learning, and inspiration. Since the beginning we’ve encouraged each maker to let people touch things and see how it all works. We’ve even offered a few classes, which people seemed to absolutely love. This year, we’re going overboard with the workshops you can attend to […]

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