Aided by affordable materials, 3D printers, and open source technology, the merging of human and machine is a thriving subset of the maker community. Next week's World Maker Faire New York will showcase a number of these projects and the makers who made them. These projects are also a testament to the best impulses of human nature: once we possess new skills and technology we look for ways to use them as a force for good and to share them with others.
With the release of the BeagleBone Black and its dramatic price reduction from the original BeagleBone, there's been a flurry of interest in the open source embedded Linux development board. At Maker Faire New York next weekend, there will be no shortage of BeagleBone projects, presentations, and enthusiasts. Here's a small taste of what to look out for if you're interested in learning about the BeagleBone.
The final day of Summer 2013 concludes with the opening of the 4th annual World Maker Faire in Queens, NYC. With this in mind, here's a look back at some notable events that have made this such a wonderful season in the city of five boroughs.
Last year I had the great fortune to meet Christoper Fritton at the World Maker Faire New York. His letterpress posters of landmark New York buildings stopped me dead in my tracks. They were printed using only dingbats and are simply stunning. I’ve done a tiny bit of letterpress myself […]
Maker Faire | New York 2013
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