Maker Faire Celebrates Innovation and Tech in NYC This Weekend

http://www.livescience.com/47926-maker-faire-nyc-2014.html

Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future

Jennifer Chapman:

Still wanting to know why the maker movement is important? Read this article by Time.

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I grew up in the age of Tinker Toys and Erector Sets. Both were meant to inspire me to be a maker instead of a consumer.

My first real tool was a wood-burning engraver that had such a short chord it was almost impossible to use. When I started using it, I burned myself more than once and nearly started a fire at the house. How in the world they sold this to kids in those days is now a mystery to me.

I was in Silicon Valley in the late 1970s, and I started to get more interested in the Homebrew Computer Club and similar user groups where people could get together and talk about tech-related interests. This was how I first got interested in computers.

Along the way, the idea of creating technology got sidelined as I instead started to write about it, chronicling its history. This led…

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Do-it-yourselfers inspire hardware renaissance in Silicon Valley By Noel Randewich

Reuters news article

Be part of the renaissance -come to our next Mini Maker Faire May 2, 2015.

2014 Jinqiao Mini Maker Faire videos

Help Us See 7 Maker Faires This Weekend

Jennifer Chapman:

We are ready to capture the moment.

Originally posted on MAKE:

If you find yourself wondering what exactly you’re going to do with your time this weekend, aside from making something, maybe you should consider a Maker Faire. There just happens to be 7 Maker Faire events going on worldwide this weekend! Spread from China to Belgium and across the United States, there’s surely one near by.

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Lets start with the biggest one. The Maker Faire UK is happening this weekend in Newcastle England. Online ticket sales may have already ended, but you can still get in at the door!

Aside from that big event, there are 6 mini Maker Faires starting tomorrow, April 26th:

Help Us See Them All

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Quilting – 2014 Maker

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Quilters have fun with colors, patterns, and textures! Hand-quilted or tied quilts can add visual and physical warmth to any space. View samples of what you could do when you decide to make a quilt.

Mr. Tovar’s Class Makers-2014 Makers

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Mr. Tovar’s Class Makers have a whole new perspective on viewing the world. They do it through kaleidoscopes. Take a look at their colorful creations.
At the exhibit, you can also try your hand at experimenting with different mirror configurations and color combinations.

Ultimate future computer that fits in your hands-2014 Makers

http://phantomore.com/

Clear up your living room just have one system that you control with your voice or your iphone, play your favorite 3D games, watch tv, youtube, host your files that you want to have everywhere in your house!

Is it too messy in your living room with all the wires and such just to watch a movie online?
Gaming console, apple tv, router, etc?
Why not put everything in to a one thing?
Did you want personal servant?
Did you ever wanted to what movies did, talking to your computer and they do what you want to do?

Our development test project will be featuring :
Samsung exynos processor clocked at 1.4Ghz and 1.2Ghz (octa core)
PowerVR SGX544MP3 GPU (OpenGL ES 2.0, OpenGL ES 1.1 and OpenCL 1.1 EP)
2GB of LPDDR3 RAM

It will be running all your casual 3D games!
Play,
Minecraft
Call of Duty
2048
many other games you enjoy on your pc and your phone or ipad!

Developer Friendly
Linux Chrooted on Android.
Android 4.1.2!
Linux Ubuntu and Xubuntu Flawlessly on the fast octa core processor.

FEATURES
WATCH MOVIES AND TV SHOWS
SHARE FILES FORM ANYWHERE LIKE YOUR PERSONAL DROPBOX IN YOUR SERVER!
PLAY GAMES
HAVE A REALLY STRONG 150MBP/S WIFI ACCESS POINT
VOICE COMMAND YOUR PERSONAL SERVANT!
HDMI 1080P FLUENT FLAWLESS PLAYBACK
AND MORE AND MORE TOO MUCH THE LIST GOES ON…

5th Grade Recycled Totem Poles – 2014 Makers

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Mr. Mathyk’s 5th graders have procured plastic that has been thrown away and have revitalized it and have made totem poles out of it working in pairs. Only recycled plastic and glue were used. No markers, paint or other art materials were used to give the totem poles more of an organic and original look.   Twenty-two students participated creating 11 totem poles along with Mr. Mathyk’s examplar. I will bring recycled plastic and glue guns and cutting instruments to get others to participate as well.

Bling for Books

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DIY Fashion Bracelet-Necklace
Come and design your own charm bracelet/ necklace. Learn how to create a fun piece of jewelry that is just your style. Choose your beads and we’ll show you how to put it all together. Better yet, the 15 RMB you use to purchase your supplies, goes to buying new books for children in rural areas of China in need of them. Every time you wear your new jewelry you can be reminded of helping children in need (plus you will receive lots of compliments on how fancy you look)!