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PieceMaker Factory: A Glimpse Into The Future of Toys?

Late Friday night I saw what may be the future of toys, or at least something completely unique at my local Toys’R’Us. Additive manufacturing, often referred as 3D printing, has become common place in the maker movement. 420 more words


Heads or tails! This coin flipper is powered by an ATmega328

This project by Maker Max Kessler is exactly what it looks and sounds like: a coin flipper. The robotics and programming behind the gizmo were based on an… 137 more words

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This $11 robot can teach kids how to program

A group of Harvard University researchers – Michael Rubenstein, Bo Cimino, and Radhika Nagpal — have developed an $11 tool to educate young Makers on the fundamentals of robotics.  437 more words

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This DIY sonar-assisted wearable helps the blind navigate

While Batman may rely on projections in the night’s sky to get around, actual bats refer to echolocation to hear and communicate with one another. This concept inspired  258 more words

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Doilies invade Lexington Ave.?

This is a photo of the shirt featured on the designer responsible for the recent updates to The Lexington Ave. Hotel in NYC (embarrassingly, I didn’t jot down her name – my apologies to her, and to you). 82 more words


This obsolete typewriter plays some sweet music

Maker duo Lasse Munk and Søren Andreasen have created a musical typewriter that transforms ordinary sentences into sound. 

Known as D.O.R.T.H.E (short for Danish Orchestra of Radios Talking and Hacked Engines), the platform is constructed out of old, discarded electronics. 260 more words

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Educational finer points regarding the "How To.."

I’ve been looking into the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem after watching a lecture they posted recently (by the contemporary craft theorist Glenn Adamson – a thinker whose work I value) and I am struck by exceptional creativity and artistic bravery of the work by their students as well as the extreme relevance, and insight displayed by faculty by challenging the students to contemplate and create responses to the ubiquitous “How To” Youtube video culture we currently inhabit. 306 more words