Introducing the Make: LearningLabs Initiative

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This summer, we welcomed Nancy Otero as Director of Learning at Make: Community. Her charter is to develop a model learning program especially for small groups of young people 16 and older who can benefit from acquiring the skills and mindset of makers. Soon, we will begin doing a pilot […]

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Follow Along As Kamui Cosplay Builds A Fantastic Mandalorian Rifle

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The popularity of the Mandalorian is undisputed and we’ve seen a flood of Mandalorian helmets appear since the show started. This however, is a prop that we’ve seen much fewer of, Mando’s rifle. The quality here, is the usual super high bar you’d expect from Kamui Cosplay, and there’s plenty […]

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Plan C Live: Makers Meet Policy: How can we mobilize government support for the maker response to crises like COVID-19?

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What could government do to assist and support the civic response of makers in the future? What kind of policies would bring about this much needed collaboration?

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These Goo Filled Halloween Cupcakes Are A Great Intro To Baking

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  I love baking and I’m always looking for more opportunities to get people to explore baking as a fun activity. I’ve seen examples of cakes and various treats with a gooey filling and thought that Halloween presented a perfect opportunity to do some kitchen exploration and see if I […]

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Maker Spotlight: LeeLee James The Twirling Tech Goddess

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Name: LeeLee James Where are you located? Boulder, CO What is your day job? Student Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace? Yes, Blow Things Up lab and Correll Robotics lab on CU Boulder’s campus, Solid State Depot in Boulder, and BLDG 61 in the Boulder Public Library. Twitter | Instagram | […]

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Coming Up This Weekend: Maker Faire Eindhoven 2020 and the New Reality

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The 7th annual Maker Faire Eindhoven kicks off this weekend, revealing that there are always new opportunities to innovate, explore, and inspire. Held in the in the Klokgebouw, a former Philips Philite (Bakelite) factory along Strijp-S, in what is now the heart of the city’s industrial arts district, this year’s […]

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Plan C Live: Developing an Open Source Ecosystem for Medical Hardware

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Innovation is often born from adversity. Despite its many horrors, the pandemic has generated some beautiful human stories from collective efforts to address the crisis. One such story recounts tens of thousands of persons self-organizing into unpaid teams to address the pandemic by successfully making and distributing personal protective equipment […]

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The Pandemic-inspired Case for an Open-Source Medical Hardware Ecosystem

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The co-authors of this article, along with Robert L. Read, are: Mark Roden, PhD, Tetra Bio Distributed Burhan Qaddoumi, Tetra Bio Distributed Angela Forgues, MS, MSPH, Open Source Medical Supplies Victoria F. Jaqua, RT(R)(CT), RCIS, Open Source Medical Supplies The Present Situation COVID-19 has created nothing, if not confusion. Confusion […]

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Open Source Hardware Certifications For August 2020

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  Hello Makers, In the month of August we had 14 newly certified open-source hardware. Today I will introduce each of them to you. I hope it may help you in the next project or product. The first piece of open source hardware is from Great Scott Gadgets: the HackRF […]

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Build an Animatronic Raven Kit

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  Animatronic Raven DIY Kit $255–$375, Mr. Chicken’s Prop Shop, chickenprops.com Pololu Mini Maestro Servo Controllers $30–$50, Pololu Robotics and Electronics, pololu.com Here’s an awesome small-batch kit that’s got all the hardware and feathers you need to assemble a well-articulated animatronic raven that would fit into any imagineer’s menagerie. Includes […]

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Join Our Webinars To Learn How To Get The Most Out Of Make: Projects

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  Learning is best done with people, not for them. It is most effective when learners are participants rather than recipients. The central element in promoting learning, therefore, is promoting relationships—teacher-pupil relationships; peer-to-peer relationships; and children’s relationships with siblings, mentors, and role models. All the traditional and high-tech resources of […]

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Building A Portable Air Quality Monitor

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Air quality is on a lot of people’s minds right now, especially if you’re on the east coast of the US. Mike Winter was putting together a system to measure and display the air quality and had an idea to make it portable and partially wrist mounted. His results were […]

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Titancraft Lets You Create Custom Creatures For 3D Printing

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I’m always looking for interesting now sources for fun 3d prints.  This fun little site called Titancraft Minis popped up and I hopped in to give it a try and was blown away! You can create and customize monsters, then download them for free (or have them printed and shipped). […]

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Quick Look: The Tormach XS Tech CNC Router

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We finally got a chance to play with Tormach’s desktop learning system.  this was a fun little piece of equipment and presented some interesting approaches to a desktop milling experience. Tormach looks to be focusing mainly on education with this unit. It ships not only with the mill but with […]

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Plan C Live: From Invention to Innovation: Maker Incubators During Covid-19

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In his book How Innovation Works, Matt Ridley defines invention and innovations as different things.  The creation or invention of a product is not the same as developing a product that meets a need and becomes useful. For makers, this often means making the transition from prototype to product, as well […]

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Maker Spotlight: Engineer Emily

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  Name  Emily Where are you located?  South Carolina What is your day job?  Senior Mechanical Engineering Student Do you attend a makerspace/fablab/hackerspace?  Most everything of what I work on is done in my college apartment. I have two 3D printers and most all of my tools are kept in […]

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Doing Experimental Science at Home

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With distance learning happening in many schools, what can you do to teach or learn about science? As you might expect, at Make: we believe that the best way to learn these subjects is through experiential, hands-on learning. In other words, “learning by doing.” If you want to learn science, […]

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