Cornell Engineering and the Maker Pro Catalyst

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Screenshot 2014-09-17 13.30.29From MakerCon in New York, Cornell Systems Engineering faculty member Dr. David R. Schneider talks about developing student makers within their engineering program. He also discusses the success of the Intel-Cornell Cup, a college-level embedded design competition which motivates student makers into becoming professional designers. Filed under: Education

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Morning at PDX MMF

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I was in Portland and it was Maker Faire weekend so I had no choice, at the risk of missing my flight I had to go. Attending Faires is one of my favorite activities. Feeling the energy in the air, talking with makers, and unearthing fun projects are what it’s all about […]

Drones, Augmented Reality, and Borg Bouquets at Mokena Mini Maker Faire

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This is one of the original homes in the Frankfort/Mokena area, having been first settled in 1841. The area of the farm that the Mokena Mini Maker Faire is on gives us great exposure to the old farm buildings, plenty of space to spread out, and even enough room to house a trebuchet and some other fun thingsOn September 13, Mokena Mini Maker Faire (MMMF) will open its doors for its year one extravaganza. Featuring a drone obstacle course, a 10-foot-tall musical instrument, an augmented reality sandbox, steampunk accessories, a learn-to-solder class, DIY noisemakers (you can take them home!), an Arduino course, watercolor painting, handcrafted Etsy jewelry, 3D […]

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Meticulous Machines

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Braverman-1H2A3185I figured I had a passable grasp on what it meant to bring a great product to life, but I was wrong. In the past, I’d often look at technical specifications on product pages without thinking about the challenges of actually achieving them on a repeatable basis. Have you ever thought about what it takes to get there, every single time? Neither had I.

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Colorado’s Largest Maker Faire Features 30 foot laser and fire shooting Robot

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noco  The Noco Mini Maker Faire, an all-ages festival, is thrilled to bring do-it-yourself makers never before seen creations, new inventions and DIY tech to the City of Loveland. This year’s faire includes a fire breathing, laser shooting, 30 foot robot resurrection, a BrickBuilder expo, a youth entrepreneurship showcase, a […]

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