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We librarians are experts at collecting. Our jobs, our departments, our very buildings have been designed to acquire content.
guest article by Thomas Maillioux above: David designs an animation for his LoL Shield with LoL Shield Theater
In March, MAKE's Phil Torrone argued that libraries should retool to become hackerspaces . The Fayetteville Free Library in Fayetteville, NY is doing just that.
In part 1 of this article I talked about 3D printing in a sort of ‘WOW!!’
Pour en finir avec les idées reçues et les vieux mensonges, pour que non-initiés découvrent la culture des hackers et les pratiques du Do It Yourself (fais-le toi-même), des véhicules équipés se déplacent à leur rencontre.
Does “making stuff” influence girls’ interest in technology and engineering? From Young makers to e-textile designers to student IT support squads, the stories and research imply that the answer is simply, “yes, of course.” Last month I had the very cool opportunity to discuss this topic as part of a panel at the National Coalition for Women in IT (NCWIT) Summit in New York City . <img src="http://s.radar.oreilly.com/2011/06/03/0611-makerfaire-logo.png" height="200" border="0" style="float: right;margin: 3px 0 10px 10px" /> Having flown directly from Maker Faire in the Bay Area where girls and boys were both deeply engaged in all kinds of tinkering — from making spinbots to sewing to crafts to soldering — it was a pretty interesting cultural shift to attend a conference dedicated to overcoming the gender gap in computing and engineering.