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A Young Engineer Visits SparkFun - News - SparkFun Electronics

A Young Engineer Visits SparkFun - News - SparkFun Electronics | Makerspaces | Scoop.it

Eighth-grade student creates sign-language to speech system.

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Make, DARPA and the line in the sand, #1 - Library Cult - Librarian | Cyborg | Cult Leader

An two-part opinion piece by Fiacre O’Duinn on the collaboration between Make and DARPA.  A link to part #2 is in the essay.

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The Economics of Open - ReMade Documentary - Forbes

The Economics of Open - ReMade Documentary - Forbes | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
VideoGiven the importance and growth of makerspaces to the U.S. economy, it seems especially apropos that a hackerspace team would undertake a documentary on the rebirth of the maker movement. A film partly funded via a Kickstarter project.
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Why Apple Should Start Making a 3D Printer Right Now

Why Apple Should Start Making a 3D Printer Right Now | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Hobbyists and tinkerers are testing out the future with a technology that you're probably going to have sooner than you think.
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How Flora Makes ‘Wearable Computing’ Fun and Fashion-Forward

How Flora Makes ‘Wearable Computing’ Fun and Fashion-Forward | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Unless you're directly involved with the maker movement, it's easy to miss how much fun its developers have. And they're not just enjoying t...
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MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic? | Fast Company

MakerBot's 3-D Printers Let Consumers Dream Up Prototypes Of Pretty Much Anything. But Do We Need More Plastic? | Fast Company | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Bre Pettis's MakerBot has attracted millions in financing and is selling its 3-D printers as fast as it can. So how big can his business get? (And why does the world need more crap made out of plastic?
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3D Forms, Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful | Endless Innovation | Big Think

3D Forms, Most Beautiful and Most Wonderful | Endless Innovation | Big Think | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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New Open Source Laser Cutter Hits Market - Forbes

New Open Source Laser Cutter Hits Market - Forbes | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Image Credit: Lasersaur Dinosaur is not usually found in the same sentence with the word “elegant.” So I assumed that any device named Lasersaur would follow the same logic, but I was way wrong.
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Libraries Make Room For 'Hackerspaces' : NPR

As information becomes more and more digital, public libraries are striving to redefine their roles. A small number are working to create "hackerspaces," where do-it-yourselfers share sophisticated tools as well as expertise.
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Watch now: How Making Stuff Helps Make Science More Appealing to Kids | PBS NewsHour | PBS Video

How Making Stuff Helps Make Science More Appealing to Kids...
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Creating Maker-friendly cities - O'Reilly Radar

Creating Maker-friendly cities - O'Reilly Radar | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
Governments, particularly local governments, need to do more to understand and adapt to what might be called DIY citizenship.
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The Military-Maker Complex: DARPA Infiltrates the Hackerspace Movement | Technoccult

The Military-Maker Complex: DARPA Infiltrates the Hackerspace Movement | Technoccult | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
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3D Printing Will Transform Education - Forbes

3D Printing Will Transform Education - Forbes | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
3D Printer Inventor and Co-Founder Bre Pettis. Image Courtesy of MakerBot Industries. Never mind the computer on every desktop, that’s a given.
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You'll Download Physical Objects Sooner Than You Think, Thanks to Kids Like These

You'll Download Physical Objects Sooner Than You Think, Thanks to Kids Like These | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
3D printing will be commonplace sooner than most think, says one expert. And kids like these eighth graders are already leading the charge.
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DIY Space For Biohackers Lets Fosters Open Sources Experiments @PSFK

DIY Space For Biohackers Lets Fosters Open Sources Experiments @PSFK | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
BioCurious fosters a community of science enthusiasts for collaborative projects.
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Content Creation, Media Labs, and Hackerspaces | David Lee King

Content Creation, Media Labs, and Hackerspaces | David Lee King | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
I've been thinking about content creation and libraries lately. Right now, we collect content - hence our shelves of stuff.
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The Maker Movement

The Maker Movement | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
It is a great time to be a “Maker”!  2011 is the year that we’ve gone “from the margins to the mainstream.”  The Maker Movement has a similar trajectory to that...
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Joichi Ito: Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants

Joichi Ito: Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants | Makerspaces | Scoop.it
The Internet is a belief system, a philosophy about the effectiveness of decentralized, bottom-up innovation. And it’s a philosophy that has begun to change how we think about creativity itself.
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We Need More Makerspaces - Forbes

Image Courtesy of Creative Commons: Nadya on Flickr The storage industry has grown to include makers, inventors, and artisans. At least in Seattle, it takes that storage unit form with ActivSpace.
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