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Will it be 'The Inevitability of Smart Dust'? Or perhaps 'The Future of Toys'? Of course, 'Robots Among Us' and 'Printable Prosthetics'! Find all of this and way much more at Makercon. The agenda is now live and early bird reg stretches alllll the way to April 27. http://bit.ly/1ppbOv0
When: Tuesday and Wednesday, May 13th & 14th 2014 Where: Redwood City, CA
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The winner of the Maker Faire Design Challenge (sponsored by +SketchUp) has been announced. Be on the lookout for our new information kiosk at Maker Faire Bay Area on May 17 & 18. Congratulations to the winner Pierre and to all the makers who participated in this awesome contest.
Almost two dozen makers from around the world participated in the first-ever Maker Faire Design Challenge, a competition to create a new kind of temporary information kiosk for use at Maker Faire. ...
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We're now less than a week away from the premier maker event in the UK, the Maker Faire UK which will be held at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne this weekend.
We're now less than a week away from the premier maker event in the UK, the Maker Faire UK which will be held at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle-upon-Tyne this weekend.
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Humble Makers Against Crowdfunding Scams (HMACS)

What if there were a loose body of makers, with some recognizable name and "seal of non-disapproval," who take it upon themselves to vet all of the new hardware offerings posted to crowdfunding sites?
What if there were a loose body of makers, with some recognizable name and "seal of non-disapproval," who take it upon themselves to vet all of the new hardware offerings posted to crowdfunding sit...
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I like this idea a lot! We are attempting to do something similar (at least help more people be aware of scams in the fraud section of our forum). 
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Join us on a field trip to the Bike Shop at The Crucible, a non-profit school teaching both fine and industrial arts to youth and adults from across the Bay Area, from beginners to advanced artists and makers. http://thecrucible.org/
Sudhu Tewari, an accomplished artist and bike expert, will share a few of the surprising ways he transforms bikes. When he’s not teaching at the Crucible, Sudhu creates art, music, and sound sculptures, as well as researches innovative instrument builders for his PhD at UCSC. See samples of his work at http://www.sudhutewari.com/.
YOU’RE INVITED TO
• See Sudhu and his students’ extreme and modified bikes.
• Take a tour around the Bike Shop and learn about the special bike tools.
• Hear about Sudhu’s latest creations and see his latest large-scale work in progress.
• Ask questions anytime before or during the virtual field trip!
JOIN ON CAMERA 
Want to join in as an on-camera classroom? Fill out the interest form here: http://goo.gl/rEbZ3W.
WATCH LATER
If you can’t join us live on at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Friday afternoon, no worries! We’ll record the hangout and post it to our archives so that you can watch it on your own time. It’ll be available on Make’s YouTube page. 
SEE SUDHU’S BIKES IN PERSON
If you plan on attending Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, be sure to seek out The Crucible’s booth, where Sudhu’s bikes will be on display. 
ABOUT MAKER CONNECTIONS:
Take a virtual field trip to makers’ studios and bring a little piece of the Maker Faire experience to your classroom. 
Maker Connections is a series of live video sessions, connecting classrooms with inspirational Makers leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Come along with us on virtual field trips to meet the makers! Explore makers’ workspaces, check out their favorite tools, learn how they got started, see what they creating now. Best of all, you can ask questions live, straight to the maker! www.makerconnections.com
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random make+ just sent it to all my contacts
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Featuring 36 new step-by-step experiments to teach you how to add computational power to your projects with chips like logic gates, counters, decoders, and shift registers, Charles Platt's hotly anticipated 'Make: More Electronics' is 50% off today as an early release ebook. http://oreil.ly/1jqYy01 Use code DEAL at check-out.
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A contact microphone is a small device that can be used to amplify acoustic instruments. Learn how to make an easy Piezo Contact Mic in just 3 steps, in this project from Volume 38 by +burnkit2600's Justin Emerson: http://makezine.com/projects/make-38-cameras-and-av/piezo-contact-mic/
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This post is a roundup of the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire—returning to Edinburgh for the second time—held at the Summerhall this weekend as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. That’s a wrap for the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire, and there…
This post is a roundup of the Edinburgh Mini Maker Faire—returning to Edinburgh for the second time—held at the Summerhall this weekend as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival. That...
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Are you ready to go pro but don't think that crowdfunding or VC investment is the right route for you? Emile Petrone of Tindie has helped over 400 makers navigate the transition. Learn the best way to scale your business at MakerCon, May 13-14, and save with early bird registration by April 27. http://bit.ly/makercon14
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Join us on a field trip to the Smithy (blacksmithing shop) at The Crucible, a non-profit school teaching both fine and industrial arts to youth and adults from across the Bay Area, from beginners to advanced artists and makers. http://thecrucible.org/
Celeste Flores, an accomplished blacksmith and ceramicist, will share the wonders of blacksmithing. When she’s not teaching at the Crucible, Celeste creates all sorts of artistic and functional objects, like lamps, stair rails, and specialized tools like tongs. See samples of her work at http://www.clayandsteel.com
YOU’RE INVITED TO
• Watch as she heats steel in a forge and shapes it with a hammer and anvil. 
• Take a tour around the “Smithy” and learn about a few of the amazing tools used by Crucible campers, students, faculty, artists, and makers.
• Hear how Celeste uses the five basic smithing operations: drawing, shrinking, bending, upsetting and punching to create wonderful objects. 
• Ask questions anytime before or during the virtual field trip!
JOIN ON CAMERA 
Want to join in as an on-camera classroom? Fill out the interest form here: http://goo.gl/rEbZ3W.
WATCH LATER
If you can’t join us live on at 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Friday morning, no worries! We’ll record the hangout and post it to our archives so that you can watch it on your own time. It’ll be available on Make’s YouTube page. 
MEET CELESTE IN PERSON
If you plan on attending Maker Faire Bay Area 2014, be sure to seek out Celeste. She’ll be shaping metal with heat and hammers at The Crucible’s booth.
ABOUT MAKER CONNECTIONS:
Take a virtual field trip to makers’ studios and bring a little piece of the Maker Faire experience to your classroom. 
Maker Connections is a series of live video sessions, connecting classrooms with inspirational Makers leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Come along with us on virtual field trips to meet the makers! Explore makers’ workspaces, check out their favorite tools, learn how they got started, see what they creating now. Best of all, you can ask questions live, straight to the maker! www.makerconnections.com
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