Month: April 2020

Raspberry Pi Gets High Quality Camera Upgrade

Raspberry Pi Gets High Quality Camera Upgrade

I knew a lot of people that got excited when the original raspberry pi camera was announced, but quickly found themselves limited by the quality of the image. It can be really great to have that much control behind the sensor, but frustrating when your results are always a bit on the low quality side. […]

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Book Review: “I Make”, by Tracy Blom & Jimmy Diresta

Book Review: “I Make”, by Tracy Blom & Jimmy Diresta

I had a chance to meet Tracy Blom and talk about her books last year at WorkbenchCon. At the time she was just publishing a children’s book inspired by Jimmy Diresta as a child called “I Make”, and I thought the idea was adorable. I noticed you can now pick up this delightful little book […]

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Plan C: Challenging Challenges

Plan C: Challenging Challenges

Now is not the time to stand up your organization’s design challenge or hackathon. It’s not productive and it’s not a good way for your organization to help.

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Civic Response

Watch our Live Panel With Neil Gershenfeld About Fab Labs

    In his 2005 book, Fab, Dr. Neil Gershenfeld predicted a shift from personal computing to personal fabrication and how manufacturing could be decentralized through networks.  The Fab Lab Network is an experiment in bringing Gershenfeld’s vision a reality. Today, with the criisis of COVID-19, fab labs and makerspaces around the world are sharing designs that […]

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Plan C Live: The Maker Response To Covid-19 In Spain

Plan C Live: The Maker Response To Covid-19 In Spain

Join Dale Dougherty, founder of Make: Magazine and Maker Faire, and Karim Asry, co-founder of Espacio Open and co-producer of Maker Faire Bilbao. They’ll be talking with some of the central activators, innovators, and organizers of the open source and maker response across Spain to produce supplies and meet the ongoing needs for medical and […]

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Get Creative In This World Wide Digital Build-off: The Deconstruction

Get Creative In This World Wide Digital Build-off: The Deconstruction

The Deconstruction is back! Watching the fun little promotional video, you may find yourself still wondering what the Deconstruction is. Well, it is pretty simple: The Deconstruction is a creative collaboration event held online – and in real life. Before the event, a topic is released for our participants (you!) to explore (deconstruct!). Then, during […]

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Make: Projects Is Finally Here For You To Collaborate And Share Your Passion

Make: Projects Is Finally Here For You To Collaborate And Share Your Passion

“Maker Culture” is a term that may have slightly different meanings to different groups. Mechanical engineers may view “maker culture” as something very different than a woodworker would. One thing that everyone would agree on, however, is that sharing is a core aspect of any maker culture. Whether you are collaborating from the beginning or […]

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