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“I’ve always done a certain amount of work with my hands, but my whole career was in software.” Rich Pekelney (pictured above) is standing in front of one of many mammoth machines in San Francisco’s TechShop , a DIY paradise full of industrial equipment for makers of all kinds. The space is intimidating at first glance.
Baghdad Iraq. It was once the jewel of the Muslim empire and epicenter of knowledge in the Eastern world. Now it is best known for corrupt governance, bombings, and dust storms.
Hobbyists and tinkerers are testing out the future with a technology that you're probably going to have sooner than you think. The progression that computers made from IBM to your laptop has patterned the expectations for all future technologies.
Beth Kolko is the sort of academic who follows her muse from one fascinating topic to another.
Tuesday, January 24, 12:30 pm Berkman Center, 23 Everett Street, second floor This event will be webcast live at 12:30 pm ET and archived on our site shortly after. This talk describes two projects that tackle the same issue: how and why do nonexperts contribute to innovation? The conflict between expertise and innovation sits uneasily in academia, where the enterprise hinges on doling out official credentials.
THE scene in the park surrounding New York's Hall of Science, on a sunny weekend in mid-September, resembles a futuristic craft fair.
Hackerspaces.org recense les lieux physiques où se rencontrent de plus en plus les adeptes de la bidouille. Esther Schneeweisz, alias Astera, fait partie des fondateurs.
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Who better to patrol the grounds of Maker Faire than R2-D2? The R2 Builders Club is a national organization dedicated to creating and distributing plans for replicas of the robots of the Star Wars universe.
The MakerBot Thing-O-Matic is our favorite thing. It makes us so happy to see them go out into the world and make things for you. It comes as a kit and you put it together and it makes you things!