Makers Wanted: Help Keep 3D Printers Unlocked

Every three years, the US Copyright Office gets to make it legal to break Digital Rights Management (DRM, also known as digital locks) in certain situations.

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PLAN C LIVE: Re-Opening Makerspaces in Libraries

As the process of re-opening offices and stores in local communities continues, libraries and library makerspaces are beginning to re-open as well. This week’s Plan C Live program looks at the challenges and strategies for libraries in reopening thier makerspaces to the public. We hear from libraries around the US on what the last 90 […]

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How to Paint Street Murals: Tips from DC

Much admired and quickly imitated in dozens of cities across the nation, the Black Lives Matter street mural in downtown Washington, D.C. was painted on June 5 in just hours, by team of D.C. city workers, eight artists who remain anonymous, and volunteer passers-by. If you’d like to paint a street in your town, here […]

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Face Jam: Evade Facial Recognition

Keep clear from recognition algorithms with these methods.

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Plan C Live: The Keys To Re-Opening Makerspaces

As the process of re-opening offices and stores in local communities, makerspaces are beginning to re-open as well. This week’s Plan C Live program looks at the challenges and strategies for re-opening community makerspaces to members and the public. Certainly, new safety protocols are needed but is it also time to reconsider how and what […]

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Cool Crowdfunding: DIY Scanning Microscopes, Robot Kits, And Yarn Spinning

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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