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2014-07-16 23:08:23

More than 100 new makers to take over Henry Ford Museum for two days of unbridled creativity and fun. Dearborn, Mich. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The Henry Ford will celebrate its fifth year of hosting Maker Faire Detroit by showcasing more than 100 new tinkerers, hackers and inventors on July 26-27. New this year guests can expect to take part in the Official Nerdy Derby, see live demonstrations from Pewabic Pottery’s Education Studio, hear live performances by Detroit’s Dear Darkness and...

2014-06-19 08:31:38

Championing the need for hands-on skills education in America RIVERSIDE, Calif., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, President Obama is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire. He is meeting with students, entrepreneurs, and everyday citizens who are using new tools and techniques to launch new businesses, learn vital skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and fuel a Renaissance in American manufacturing. The President will also announce new steps the...

2014-06-18 20:22:52

SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) is proud to be a participant in the first-ever White House Maker Faire, held today to showcase the Maker Movement -- tinkerers, inventors, and entrepreneurs who promote entrepreneurship and innovation -- and the tools and technologies they rely on to do so. Through SketchUp, the "3D for everyone" design tool used by 30 million designers, builders and makers of things every year, Trimble has become closely involved...

2014-05-14 20:26:17

Altera Cyclone FPGAs Featured in DrawBots, Light Speed Calculators, and Augmented Reality "castAR" Glasses SAN JOSE, Calif., May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altera Corporation, a world-leading semiconductor company headquartered in San Jose, is displaying its programmable logic solutions at the 9(th) annual Maker Faire Bay Area being held at the San Mateo Event Center on May 17-18. In a series of forward-thinking demonstrations, Altera engineers will be on hand in the Expo Hall (in booth #305)...

2014-05-12 08:35:21

Founders to speak at Bay Area Maker Faire on toys' role in turning girls into makers SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Roominate, a leading creator of building toys for girls, announced the launch of a month-long contest on Instructables.com that aims to encourage families to bond through designing and making together. The "Family Maker Contest" running today through June 9(th), 2014 is focused on fun and easy family projects that inspire project-based learning and...

2014-04-01 23:03:19

Call to makers now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2014 at The Henry Ford. Call for entries open through June 6, 2014. Dearborn, MI (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Attention all makers, tinkerers, inventors, hackers and do-it-yourselfers: The call for entries is now open for Maker Faire Detroit 2014 at The Henry Ford. Now in its fifth year, this unique, two-day, family-friendly event promises to bring makers from all over the nation to celebrate their unbridled creativity and resourcefulness. Maker...

2014-03-10 08:27:56

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Here East and Maker Faire in exclusive agreement to bring world's premier making event to heart of east London - Here East London Maker Faire will be first flagship Maker Faire outside of the United States Here East, London's home for making, today announces that the world's premier making event is coming to east London. In a major coup for the unique cluster located on Queen Elizabeth...

Inspecting Power Lines Made Simpler And Less Expensive With SkySweeper Robot
2013-08-06 14:32:28

UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering [ Watch The Video - Researchers Develop Robot For Safer Power Line Maintenance ] Mechanical engineers at the University of California, San Diego invented a robot designed to scoot along utility lines, searching for damage and other problems that require repairs. Made of off-the-shelf electronics and plastic parts printed on an inexpensive 3D printer, the SkySweeper prototype could be scaled up for less than $1,000, making it significantly more...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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