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yet another bench top power supply project
there are a million variations on projects where you turn a pc (or other) power supply into a bench top power supply. i don’t know what my attraction is to this category of project (i have never bothered to build one), but they always catch my eye and i always at least imagine myself one day building one.here’s a project on instructables for building a supply using parts all bought via aliexpress, the most expensive being a us$27 supply controller and an $8 36v 1.4a 50w power supply used for powering led strip lights.with the parts in hand, it’s simply a matter of wiring everything together and housing it in a 3d printed enclosure. the .stl files for that are included.
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
sunday, may 20 — it’s the final day of maker faire and there’s still plenty to see! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!and that’s a wrap from our live blog crew!jake and danica — she said yes! –paloma, 4:45pmthe endurance race has come to an end and here are our champions: pink camero, wacky waving, and kitty grabs back! –paloma, 2:54pmthe power racing endurance lap is anyone’s game! its an absolute nail biter as we wait for the end of this 90 minute marathon. –paloma, 2:42pmthis entire floral arrangement is made of copper! –jordan, 2:38pmthe bay area glass institute is creating beautiful glass vases and decorations in real time. –jordan, 2:35pmlocked up abroad (in zone 2), under guard by deathwatch super commando captain, of the mandalorian mercs costume club. –keith, 1:58pmlearn about screen printing at the make: print shop. you can come and buy a maker faire shirt that’s literally screen printed in front of you to take home. –craig, 1:55pmmoney mark of beastie boys fame was on stage with a player piano setup that he hacked to output midi. not only could he warp the pitch of the notes coming out but he could (carefully) roll the punch tape back and forth like scrat...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
sunday, may 20 — it’s the final day of maker faire and there’s still plenty to see! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!the endurance race has come to an end and here are our champions: pink camero, wacky waving, and kitty grabs back! –paloma, 2:54pmthe power racing endurance lap is anyone’s game! its an absolute nail biter as we wait for the end of this 90 minute marathon. –paloma, 2:42pmthis entire floral arrangement is made of copper! –jordan, 2:38pmthe bay area glass institute is creating beautiful glass vases and decorations in real time. –jordan, 2:35pmlocked up abroad (in zone 2), under guard by deathwatch super commando captain, of the mandalorian mercs costume club. –keith, 1:58pmlearn about screen printing at the make: print shop. you can come and buy a maker faire shirt that’s literally screen printed in front of you to take home. –craig, 1:55pmmoney mark of beastie boys fame was on stage with a player piano setup that he hacked to output midi. not only could he warp the pitch of the notes coming out but he could (carefully) roll the punch tape back and forth like scratching on a record. –craig, 1:49pmselfie bot with sophie and kim – i can’t get over how mu...
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do drones need sweaters? plus: drone dating.
i love being surprised and delighted at maker faire. the event in general is always one giant delightful surprise, but after being involved in the event for the past twelve years, what i remember from each event tends to be the things i wasn’t expecting, the little things, the clever and off-beat things that take me to some unexpected place.while waiting for mark frauenfelder to interview youtube maker laura kampf yesterday, i saw a 15 minute presentation that really tickled my need (now more intense than ever) for a little whimsy, some levity and absurdity in an increasingly dark world.danielle baskin, a san francisco-based artist who describes herself as a “professional prankster” and a “situation designer,” gave a mini presentation on her drone sweaters and sending her drones (in sweaters) on actual tinder dates. drone sweaters started out as a joke. as danielle says, it’s so easy, if you have a fun, goofy idea, to quickly create a professional-looking website, put it up, and see where it takes you. she did that with drone sweaters and this joke started getting serious attention, and even interest from drone owners looking to buy sweaters. so, danielle opened up shop for real. you can get a fashionable danielle baskin sweater for your drone for $89.danielle’s next foray into fun drone foolishness was creating tinder dating profiles for her drone. again, she didn’t know what to expect, but she started getting matches. within a few weeks, the drone had gotten...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
sunday, may 20 — it’s the final day of maker faire and there’s still plenty to see! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!is this mad max or maker faire? you might be questioning that if you run into the k-rats and their sign armored car. –matt, 1:17pmmaker faire attendees trying out oculus medium, a vr sculpting experience. the team at oculus said they have been surprised at the artistic ability of the attendees! –paloma, 1:14pmcontent creators creating content creators at the diy content creators stage! shawn hymel, mike warren, paige russell, and jonathan odom at their talk “making your projects pop on video” –paloma, 12:52pmwhile it’s easy to get distracted by all the robots and blinky lights at the faire, don’t forget to take some time to see and try some more traditional crafts like bobbin lace. –matt, 12:50pmadam savage speaks to the maker faire audience as the community looks on. he emphasizes that making is about generosity, “lets share what we’ve learned and what we’ve done!” –paloma, 12:15pmlight bodies is an interactive light sculpture. a kinect and a laser project your body outline in blazing purple, then it lingers as a green ghost on the phosphor scre...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
sunday, may 20 — it’s the final day of maker faire and there’s still plenty to see! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!gates are open for sunday! –keith, 10:01(from saturday) a tesla coil isn’t really a normal day to day sight. a 40-foot-tall, inflatable tesla coil is really something you only see at maker faire. –matt, 9:58kids can’t get enough of spinning out on the sharky-go-round. –keith, 945amdark room glows invitingly. –mike, 9:07amin the spirit of super-sized projects at maker faire, a giant, functional google aiy kit, with the original perched on top. –mike, 9:06amcustom cardboard boombox google aiy voice kit. –mike, 9:06amamr saleh from cairo shows off his elkrem.io bitcoin-on-arduino initiative. –mike 9:03amalex glow and her interactive printed owl. –mike, 9:01amif you need one final reason to get a cnc mill, this carved storm trooper buddah should do the trick. –mike, 9:00amyoutube makers laura kampf and make with miles. –mikehovercraft time machine. –miketrains of all types. –miketiny arcade for tiny gamers. –mikebig wheel endurance race? they were going non-stop. –mikedragon bike, ready to take flight. –mikeinmoov’s got legs. –mike 8:50am...
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maker to the rescue: peterson neon resurrects makey at maker faire bay area
time stopped while a collective gasp rose into the air along with the neon gas escaping from makey’s foot.“kerry is going to kill me.”kerry moore is the maker faire operations manager and she’d specially arranged to have our neon makey sign hauled out of storage, attached to a new black background to more effectively show off the maker faire mascot, and delivered to san mateo for this weekend’s maker faire.and we just broke him.i work for make:; my team and myself are at maker faire this weekend launching our new make: membership program out of make: town central, the booth where we show off make:’s contributions to the maker community like maker faires and books and make: magazine.i’d wanted to hang neon makey in our booth, and i got impatient for the production crew to show up. and – karmically, it now seemed – one of our team, senior engineer alicia williams, dropped him while trying to attach makey to fencing in the booth.his whole foot just snapped right off.where’s the rest of me? makey’s broken-off foot.visions of bills with multiples zeros flashed through my mind. alicia was grief-stricken. the rest of the team looked at the ground.but we’d all forgotten one thing: this is maker faire and where makers gather, problems get solved.shawna peterson runs peterson neon; she makes art, all kinds of corporate signage and teaches neon-making classes out of her shop in oakland, california. we’d commissioned peterson to make neon makey for us two years ...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
saturday, may 19 — maker faire bay area is here! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!what happens when you give control of a monster’s voice to a five-year-old? “twinkle twinkle little star” like you’ve never heard it before. – tanya, 5:56pmlaura kampf and mark frauenfelder talk about making videos. laura has been at it for two years and as it turns out, she’s hilarious. – caleb, 5:53pmpower car racing. like mario kart, only crazier (if that’s even possible)! – tanya, 4:19pmlego town sure looks like it took a lot of work! – kitty, 4:17pmmaker nexus is a new community founded non-profit makerspace that benefits the maker community in the bay area. – kitty, 4:16pmmisty robot can be personalized and programmed to utilize different kinds of components – kitty, 4:01pmmicroduino shows off their little city built on modules. – kitty, 3:56pminteresting geometry for customized boards. it looks like you can make curvatures. i’d like to try them for wearables. –kitty, 4pm3d printed jewelry was on sale with unique geometries. –kitty, 3:54pmi decided to stop off and learn all about brewing my own kombacha. it was surprisingly easier than i thought! –jordan, 3:49pminstantly ...
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maker to the rescue: peterson neon resurrects makey at maker faire bay area
time stopped while a collective gasp rose into the air along with the neon gas escaping from makey’s foot.“kerry is going to kill me.”kerry moore is the maker faire operations manager and she’d specially arranged to have our neon makey sign hauled out of storage, attached to a new black background to more effectively show off the maker faire mascot, and delivered it to san mateo for this weekend’s maker faire.and we just broke him.i work for make:; my team and myself are at maker faire this weekend launching our new make: membership program out of make: town central, the booth where we show off make:’s contributions to the maker community like maker faires and books and make: magazine.i’d wanted to hang neon makey in our booth, and i got impatient for the production crew to show up. and – inevitably, it now seemed – one of our team, senior engineer alicia williams, dropped him while trying to attach him to some fencing in the booth.his whole foot just snapped right off.where’s the rest of me? makey’s broken-off foot.visions of bills with multiples zeros flashed through my mind. alicia was grief-stricken. the rest of the team looked at the ground.but we’d all forgotten one thing: this is maker faire and where makers gather, problems get solved.shawna peterson runs peterson neon; she makes art, all kinds of corporate signage and teaches neon-making classes out of her shop in oakland, california. we’d commissioned peterson to make neon makey for us two ...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
saturday, may 19 — maker faire bay area is here! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!3d printed jewelry was on sale with unique geometries. –kitty, 3:54pmi decided to stop off and learn all about brewing my own kombacha. it was surprisingly easier than i thought! –jordan, 3:49pminstantly improve your appearance and avoid that pesky maker faire sunburn by wearing one of shawn thorsson’s helmets! –tanya, 3:40pmi need the smallest of excuses to get chocolate into my body. if you need me, i’ll be knocking back liquid chocolate shots while i snack on mushroom jerky. –jordan, 3:30pmi wish i had the space, time, and talent to pick up blacksmithing. watching the pros at work will have to do. –jordan, 3:27pmsolar powered race cars? i’m amazed they can continue to speed around the track with all of the cloud cover at this year’s faire. –jordan, 3:23pmthese kids’ hebocon robots are ready for battle and so am i. let them fight! –jordan, 3:18pmjen herchenroeder won the power racing sprint race in her car pink camero. and my favorite quote of the faire comes from power racing announcer jim burke: after the sprint race ended on a caution flag: “[power racing car] business lunch finis...
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maker to the rescue: peterson neon resurrects makey at maker faire bay area
time stopped while a collective gasp rose into the air along with the neon gas escaping from makey’s foot.“kerry is going to kill me.”kerry moore is the maker faire operations manager and she’d arranged special to have neon makey hauled out of storage, attached to a new black background for more effective showing off of the maker faire mascot and delivered to san mateo for this weekend’s maker faire.and we just broke him.i work for make:; my team and myself are at maker faire this weekend launching our new make: membership program out of make: town central, the booth where we show off make:’s contributions to the maker community like maker faires and books and make: magazine.i’d wanted to hang neon makey in our booth and i got impatient for the production crew to show up. and – inevitably, it now seemed – one of our team, senior engineer alicia williams, dropped him while trying to attach him to some fencing in the booth.his whole foot just snapped right off.where’s the rest of me? makey’s broken-off foot.visions of bills with multiples zeros flashed through my mind. alicia was grief-stricken. the rest of the team looked at the ground.but we’d all forgotten one thing: this is maker faire and where makers gather, problems get solved.shawna peterson runs peterson neon; she makes art, all kinds of corporate signage and teaches neon-making classes out of her shop in oakland, calif. we’d commissioned peterson to make neon makey for us two years ago.peters...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
saturday, may 19 — maker faire bay area is here! make: editors are scoping out the faire and bringing you all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out our live video coverage of maker faire with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!these electronic dice can sense gravity and change colors. they’re perfect for all kinds of tabletop games. – kitty, 1:08pmjust made a victorian era harmonograph with a high school student called emma – so inspiring! – tanya, 1:05pmsome of the things being made at maker faire aren’t just fun, they are tasty too. the rainbow pickle chips are delicious. – matt, 1:02pmbuild a cardboard village, and several other hands on projects, at lighthouse community charter school’s creativity lab! i loved all their ideas for cardboard construction techniques. – tanya, 12:59pmtiny robots made of paper tubes! – tanya, 12:50pmisaac doubek’s diy backpack made from an antique westinghouse space heater! – keith, 12:49pmi have eaten so much fair food i’ve turned into a cupcake. it has an engine and is capable of out running the average human. – tanya, 12:30pmjust when you thought it was safe to go back in the water. derdumderdumderdum! the trident underwater drone. – tanya, 12:12pmloads of kids making underwater creatures powered by the chibi chip… – tanya, 12:06pm…and big kids too – can you spot...
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qualcomm celebrates three years of dragonboard 410c at maker faire with games, an led helmet, and a robot dress
in may 2015 at maker faire bay area, qualcomm unveiled the dragonboard 410c, a powerful, diminutive single board computer aimed at bringing makers into the orbit of the semiconductor giant. leveraging the snapdragon processor, it offers a 64-bit quad core running at 1.2 ghz, 8 gb of flash memory, wifi, bluetooth, gps, and the ability to run various operating systems, including android, linux, and windows 10 iot. this lets it easily handle artificial intelligence, computer vision, and advanced iot projects.qualcomm leverages the capabilities of the dragonboard and snapdragon for its interactive demos at this year’s maker faire, utilizing a theme of “play.” visitors to the booth are able to face off with a 4-person retro gaming arcade rig, break bricks with a scratch-created breakerball game, and aim for the high score on an ai-and-cv-driven dance game that uses a snapdragon-powered smartphone to track a person’s moves and award them points (as of friday, the top score for that is an impressive 970 points). they are also running a unique dragonboard giveaway using an automated facial recognition system that detects people passing the booth and asks them to enter.the qualcomm team also hosts two incredible makers at their booth this weekend to exhibit their interactive, dragonboard-powered builds — saura naderi, who built a gorgeous robot dress with discrete appendages that dance, sway, and augment hugs and embraces to help increase her social interaction. and estefan...
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maker to the rescue: peterson neon resurrects makey at maker faire bay area
time stopped while a collective gasp rose into the air along with the neon gas escaping from makey’s foot.“kerry is going to kill me.”kerry moore is the maker faire operations manager and she’d arranged special to have neon makey hauled out of storage, attached to a new black background for more effective showing off of the maker faire mascot and delivered to san mateo for this weekend’s maker faire.and we just broke him.i work for make:; my team and myself are at maker faire this weekend launching our new make: membership program out of make: town central, the booth where we show off make:’s contributions to the maker community like maker faires and books and make: magazine.i’d wanted to hang neon makey in our booth and i got impatient for the production crew to show up. and – inevitably, it now seemed – one of our team, senior engineer alicia williams, dropped him while trying to attach him to some fencing in the booth.his whole foot just snapped right off.where’s the rest of me? makey’s broken-off foot.visions of bills with multiples zeros flashed through my mind. alicia was grief-stricken. the rest of the team looked at the ground.but we’d all forgotten one thing: this is maker faire and where makers gather, problems get solved.shawna peterson runs peterson neon; she makes art, all kinds of corporate signage and teaches neon-making classes out of her shop in oakland, calif. we’d commissioned peterson to make neon makey for us two years ago.peters...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
friday, may 18 — maker faire bay area is here! get a sneak peek today at all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out the maker faire live stream on saturday and sunday with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!learn to solder and make a glowing maker faire pin. –kitty, 5:22pmthat feeling when you find a raspberry pi-powered photo booth and strike a pose…. only to realise it has a 5 second delay and you have to hold it. –tanya, 4:46pmturn the handles on these 3d printed cams……and you can jiggle a laser pointer to make figures on the wall! –tanya, 4:45pmhalloween in may aka the vallero brothers have some deliciously terrifying ghosts that chase you round the dark room.halloween comes early to this booth. spooky in the light. terrifying in the dark. –mike, 4:45pmleftovers of maker faires past can be found in a few surprising places. –mike, 4:43pmtubbywubby stick-and-stuff critter kits teach you how to sew through cute projects. –kitty, 4:32pmkuri robot responds to phone and voice control. it takes 5 second videos at home and can be trained to know what types of videos are liked the most. it plays music, too. –kitty, 4:26pmit also has touch sensors on the head, so it responds with cute faces. –kitty, 4:26pmlove the step-by-step guides on the airagami stand — they’re building a whole castle out of balloons, and you c...
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
friday, may 18 — maker faire bay area is here! get a sneak peek today at all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out the maker faire live stream on saturday and sunday with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!learn to solder and make a glowing maker faire pin. –kitty, 5:22pmturn the handles on these 3d printed cams……and you can jiggle a laser pointer to make figures on the wall! –tanya, 4:45pmhalloween in may aka the vallero brothers have some deliciously terrifying ghosts that chase you round the dark room.halloween comes early to this booth. spooky in the light. terrifying in the dark. –mike, 4:45pmleftovers of maker faires past can be found in a few surprising places. –mike, 4:43pmtubbywubby stick-and-stuff critter kits teach you how to sew through cute projects. –kitty, 4:32pmkuri robot responds to phone and voice control. it takes 5 second videos at home and can be trained to know what types of videos are liked the most. it plays music, too. –kitty, 4:26pmit also has touch sensors on the head, so it responds with cute faces. –kitty, 4:26pmlove the step-by-step guides on the airagami stand — they’re building a whole castle out of balloons, and you can help them! –tanya, 4:26pmberbawy makers from irvington high school have so many projects — their school fab lab has an astounding 13 3d printers. –tanya, 4:...
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patent depending, the `nonsense` inventions of steven m. johnson at maker faire
i have followed the career and work of “nonsense” inventor, steven m. johnson, for decades. i wrote about his work, back in the day, at both the futurist magazine and early wired. steven has shown his invention illustrations at maker faire bay area in the past and he’s back this year with more brilliant and bizarre design ideas.anyone who has seen steven’s work knows that it is funny, epically whimsical and silly, but it is ultimately far from useless. these wacky, cockeyed design ideas say a lot about the nature of the human character, our love/hate relationship with technology, and our modern notions of work, leisure, and our seemingly endless desire to use technology to give us more slack, regardless of how inappropriate that technology may end up being. steven’s designs are so well conceived, and often so close to technologies that could actually exist that they do funny things to your head; they often end up inspiring real, more sober design ideas. and ultimately, it is this triggering of useful lateral thinking that makes these inventions so compelling.here is a ted talk that steven gave on his work:as the comedian steven wright likes to say: “i’m a peripheral visionary. i can see into the future, but just off to the side.” i can think of no more clever and inspiring peripheral visionary than steven m. johnson. if you are at maker faire bay area this weekend, come see steven in zone 2 of expo: west.
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live updates from maker faire bay area 2018
friday, may 18 — maker faire bay area is here! get a sneak peek today at all the must-see exhibits and makers. we’ll be updating this post regularly throughout the weekend, so check back soon.and don’t forget to check out the maker faire live stream on saturday and sunday with plenty of exhibits, maker projects, stage presentations, and more!one minute hands-on project with dremel. –kitty, 4:08pmdremel’s got a huge booth and intuitive handsome activities. –kitty, 4:06pmfinally saw the ibm quantum computing 50-qubit prototype at makerfaire! learned so much about superconducting quantum computers from the researchers here. will be back for the talk at 12 tomorrow! –kitty, 4pmfound shorey designs 3d printing on fabrics in person now! this is something i need to try! –kitty, 3:28pmbose had brought a new set of headphones to the faire that not only sound great but also teach you how your hearing works. don’t miss chipmunk mode! –matt, 3:18pmquick shot of prosthesis coming out of its trailer. i’m excited to see how the the driver actually moves this crazy thing! –craig, 3:13pmparticle’s electron-based interactive conference badge. displays images of new hardware, monitors environmental sensors and plays simon says. –kitty, 3:12pmso many cool props and costumes by thorsson & associates workshop. –kitty, 3:02pmsteamy tech box of making — get a box of projects every two months to build something cool. -kitty, 2:52pma packed workshop full of educators h...
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exploratorium after dark offers a sneak peek of maker faire
possibly san francisco’s coolest weekly nerdfest is the exploratorium after dark — a night in the museum for grownups, where you can play with hundreds of interactive science exhibits along with your friends, a date, a cocktail, or all of the above. last night’s was the maker faire edition, and we got a preview of nine great makers and their exhibits that you’ll see this weekend at maker faire bay area (get your tickets now!).firefly stomp and sound wave dancers with mike sullivanmike brought two cool mechatronic sound exhibits that fit right in at the exploratorium. sound wave dancers is a sort of flameless rubens tube where sound waves are made visible, physically embodied by the dance of a thousand little foam balls. firefly stomp lets you jump on a “stomp pad” to control “fireflies” in a clear globe. transducer signals in the stomp pad are amplified to drive a speaker that makes the fluorescent beads inside fly around in response.slime lamps with hirotaka niisatoextremely weird and fresh off the plane from japan! you can stretch, shape, and mix together these lights embedded in flexible slime, and they’ll beat along with your heartbeat, thanks to embedded pulse sensors.astro botanicals: space garden with stan clarkyou (and your kids) will love getting lost in these giant light-up inflatable alien plants and flowers, a favorite in the dark room at maker faire. my family loves “the asparagus ones.”big face box with yuji hayashiyou put your face in this...
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exploratorium after dark offers a sneak peek of maker faire
possibly san francisco’s coolest weekly nerdfest is the exploratorium after dark — a night in the museum for grownups, where you can play with hundreds of interactive science exhibits along with your friends, a date, a cocktail, or all of the above. last night’s was the maker faire edition, and we got a preview of nine great makers and their exhibits that you’ll see this weekend at maker faire bay area (get your tickets now!).firefly stomp and sound wave dancers with mike sullivanmike brought two cool mechatronic sound exhibits that fit right in at the exploratorium. sound wave dancers is a sort of flameless rubens tube where sound waves are made visible, physically embodied by the dance of a thousand little foam balls. firefly stomp lets you jump on a “stomp pad” to control “fireflies” in a clear globe. transducer signals in the stomp pad are amplified to drive a speaker that makes the fluorescent beads inside fly around in response.slime lamps with hirotaka niisatoextremely weird and fresh off the plane from japan! you can stretch, shape, and mix together these lights embedded in flexible slime, and they’ll beat along with your heartbeat, thanks to embedded pulse sensors.astro botanicals: space garden with stan clarkyou (and your kids) will love getting lost in these giant light-up inflatable alien plants and flowers, a favorite in the dark room at maker faire. my family loves “the asparagus ones.”big face box with yuji hayashiyou put your face in this...
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dance with this skeleton puppet at maker faire bay area
if you’re planning on going to maker faire bay area this weekend, you might run into hiroaki suzuki and his robotic skeleton puppet.as to why he created the project, suzuki said:“the old adventure movie jason and the argonauts is a fantastic movie. the skeleton warrior is an especially wonderful character that remains in the history of the movie. it was filmed with stop motion techniques, that movement might be more powerful than the latest cg image.”you can check out suzuki’s full project on his maker share. if you see him at maker faire, be sure to give his bony friend a high five from all of us!want to showcase your own projects? join maker share today.
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turning an iphone into a usb flash drive?
in this video from strange parts, scott undertakes what some might find an aggravating, even pointless project. as a “what if?,” he decides to see if he can turn an iphone 6 into a usb stick drive. more accurately, he de-solders the flash memory chip from a broken iphone 6 and transfers it onto a diy usb control board.it sounds a tad zany and one might immediately ask why? he only paid a couple of dollars for the usb board, but once you see how much trouble and literal hair-pulling he goes through–to create a 32gb drive he could easily buy in the market for peanuts–you know he didn’t do it to save money. but when you see the look of joy on scott’s face when, after half-a-dozen attempts, he finally gets the drive to mount, it becomes clear what motivates this kind of exploratory hardware hacking. we viewers, along for the ride, get to watch scott eventually solve the problem through some troubleshooting and a lot of dogged trial and error. watching this, i was reminded of the fact that i rarely possess this level of patience. i likely would’ve given up after the 2nd or 3rd de/re-soldering. but scott just keeps “waving a dead chicken” (as the old hacker slang put it) trying everything, including upgrading his operating system, until he gets it right.many of scott’s videos often include “scenes” in the shenzhen, china electronics markets, which is always fascinating to see being negotiated, especially by bewildered westerners. over the course of the video...
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mash together star wars and mad max to build one awesome guitar
wanting to build something that combined his mutual lose for both star wars and mad max, stephen wong reconstructed the doof warrior’s guitar (from mad max: fury road) with a darth vader twist.wong said:it was scratch-built with some good ol’ fashioned cobbling together of random things that were never meant to be attached together, lol. among the ingredients was a (new, not used) bedpan for the body, and various automotive bits, including the bumper ends off an austin healey, horns off a studebaker, sparkplugs off a bmw, and a motorcycle gear sprocket. an old electric guitar and bass were given new life as parts for this build (they live, they die, they live again!)check out the rest of wong’s build on his maker share!want to showcase your own projects? join maker share today.
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cosplay crazy: new humble bundle and competition
today, just in time for maker faire bay area, humble bundle launched an awesome new cosplay ebook bundle packed with great ideas for building your own weapons, armor, fantastical costumes, and props.by lucky coincidence, this new bundle matches up with our first-ever maker faire prop contest. ending this friday, may 17, the contest has three great sets of prizes and is judged by a who’s-who of bay area cosplay experts.humble’s “cosplay 2.0” bundle features a variety of make: titles. you’ll find a molding primer created by adam savage, the getting stared with 3d printing intro to digital fabrication, a great selection of projects in the design for 3d printing anthology, and cosplay master shawn thorsson’s best-selling how-to book called props and costume armor. kate hartman’s indelible wearable electronics rounds out our offerings.other publishers contribute texts on lighting your costume, building with foam, robot construction, body paint, super heroic sewing, and more. proceeds benefit doctors without borders.as with all humble bundle deals, you can pay as little as $1 to access some of the titles gathered, or $15 to own them all. that’s a fraction of the nearly $250 value.cosplay activity has blossomed in recent years and gone mainstream. what used to be confined to the convention halls of a comicon is increasingly the norm. many would argue that the recent met gala fashion event for new york’s metropolitan museum, with its over-the-top salute to catholi...
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exponential growth, explained via rice on a chessboard
arjan van der meij contacted me recently to show off this interesting project. arjan is a teacher and thought that his students might find the concept of exponential growth to be an interesting thing to visualize. there’s an old fable where a trickster gets incredible amounts of food by asking for a chess board of rice, where each square doubles the amount of rice, thereby exponentially growing till he has a vast amount of food. arjan found this example to be great and set out to produce this visually.as you could probably predict, he was unable to stack grains of rice on the squares for very long before it became cumbersome and possibly dangerous, so he started adding scaled down items to show the height a tube of rice would have to be. some of those examples are things like the burj kalifa and the sun. each square is engraved with the amount of grains of rice that would have to fit on it.this is such a fun way of demonstrating the rapid expanse of exponential growth. great job arjan, hope the students like it!
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an educator's guide to maker faire bay area
a few years ago, thomas vander ark, posted a question on twitter: “why can’t school be more like maker faire?” the good news is that many have been influenced by maker faire and there’s no better place to see just how much impact the maker movement is having on education. schools are introducing makerspaces and encouraging students to develop the skillsets and mindset of makers.  not just k-12 schools but community colleges and universities.  come see for yourself at maker faire bay area, may 18-20.learning is everywhere at maker faire because makers are a learning community. you see it in the young and old, in school and out of school, and you see it in the variety and originality of the maker projects. whether you are an educator, parent or young maker, there’s plenty of people to learn from at maker faire — creatives, scientists, hobbyists, middle schoolers, techies, crafters. start a conversation with any of them and you’ll learn something, and we hope that it might inspire you to do something you’d like to do.if you’re an educator or parent, you might look for activities throughout maker faire and just watch, as i do, the children at play. i see joy and wonder on their faces. i see them active and engaged, using their hands to make.  if you don’t think they are learning, you need to rethink what learning really is.  indeed, such direct evidence of learning is what makes us ask the question why school can’t be more like maker faire. one of our ke...
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turn skills into opportunities at maker faire's industry, career, and college day
you’re reading an excerpt from our monthly make: education newsletter. subscribe today and never miss a post.my name is david cole. i’m an educator and manager of an educational non-profit and lately i’ve been consulting with make: on maker education initiatives.on a recent visit to the office, i learned about make:‘s upcoming industry, career, and college day planned for may 18 at maker faire bay area. it’s a free event that will showcase how startups, companies, colleges, and universities from the bay area see makers contributing to their programs and the local workforce.that conversation was a kid-in-a-candy-store moment for me and i want to tell you why.converging pathsi’ve spent the last decade involved with school-to-work projects and creative learning programs to help young adults create choices for themselves with post-secondary opportunities after high school.i’ve done this in and out of school with districts, libraries, museums, after-school programs and also collaborated with educators, researchers, and community partners.some of the work focused on “soft skills” that would develop eq and empathy and allow the learner to contribute to a shared sense of purpose in a project. a lot of it has been about technology and the pace at which skills and literacies are transforming the ways we create, connect, and share.throughout that same decade, the maker movement has been emerging as a powerful vehicle for many of these same principles, including a renew...
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bunnie huang launches open source video development board
the always-innovating bunnie huang has a new project that comes with a lawsuit (or a lawsuit that now comes with hardware). the nettv2 is an open source fpga development platform that bunnie has created for processing unencrypted video standards. the board is being crowdfunded on crowd supply in conjunction with a lawsuit that bunnie has filed with the help of the eff. bunnie writes:currently, innovation in digital video is severely hampered by the legal restrictions of section 1201 of the digital millennium copyright act (dmca). the netv2 is an fpga-based development board optimized for open digital video applications, and just like any other development board, the access capabilities of the netv2 are limited by the law. relatedly, with the help of the eff, i’ve filed a lawsuit against the us government to reclaim our rights to innovation and expression with all forms of digital video. as a backer of this campaign, you will not only get a great fpga development board, you will also be helping to make the case that there is a real demand for the freedoms to innovate and express in digital video.so, why is it illegal to roll a video app that say, translates video’s real-time output into text, something you are allowed to do on, say your smartphone? in a piece bunnie wrote on boing boing, he explains:this is due to a quirk of the dmca that makes it unlawful for most citizens to bypass encryption – even for lawful free-speech activities, such as self-expression and innovat...
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eben burgoon on tapagimi, comics, and bad ideas
eben burgoon (based in sacramento, california) is an independent comics creator and a tapigami enthusiast, who works closely with the founder of this technique danny scheible. just one week after bay area maker faire, eben will fly to lithuania, to vilnius mini maker faire, where he will share his works and knowledge on how to make sculptures from masking tape. as vilnius mini maker faire organizers, we are happy to share the thoughts of this talented creator on both of his passions – comics and tapigami.eben, even though this was a long time ago, do you remember how you switched from a comics’ reader to comics’ creator?i often doodled quite a bit on my schoolwork and that turned into making comics. i did what most readers do and read classic american cartoon newspaper strips like calvin and hobbes, garfield, and far side — but i did really start reading story comics until about 6th grade when my teacher took notice of my silly comics and suggested i read tintin.those really began my interest in comics and kept the fire lit for a long time. sadly, as school books stacked up, comics got pushed out of my regular reading habits as it happens for most people. during that time, i wrote a lot more of sketch comedy, screenplay, and short fiction.later, when i started making comics again, i also started reading comics again. the best storytellers tend to consume and surround themselves with storytelling. it’d be difficult to have a command of the medium without reading othe...
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cnc milling a bespoke wooden lightsaber
a good light saber is always fantastic, but winston moy really kicked things up a notch by going all wood for his build. as you can see in the video, this is actually version two of a light saber that was initially intended to be a beer tap. winston finished the first one and found that he really wanted to re-do it, fixing all the things that bothered him about version 1. his results are simply stunning.this time around he has more experience under his belt, so figuring out what order and orientation to create the pieces was handled a bit differently. he sure looks pleased with the improvements.one thing i enjoy about seeing projects on makershare.com is that there’s a little thing in the side bar that lets a maker list an aha moment and an uh oh moment. here’s winston’s uh-oh:during final assembly, i glued some parts in upside down. and some of those goofs i was unable to fix.get your tickets now!winston is going to be at maker faire bay area talking about his projects. be sure to get your tickets so you don’t miss out!
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