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World Maker Faire!

Makeshop was kind enough to send me to the World Maker Faire at the New York Hall of Science in New York City! It was pretty awesome. Two days, tons of people, projects, and ideas! Stuff: The sheer amount of stuff there was dizzying. Tons of 3d printers of various types, qualities, and prices, whirring away at whatever. A 3-D wire bender (DiWire, awesome) the unveiling of Makerbot’s sinister sequel, Replicator 2 (Jud
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Goofing off at Maker Faire

We hosted the second annual Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire last week.  It was a lovely day full of lovely people.  I could go on in great detail about all the gadgets and amazing inventions on display.  Instead, what I noticed most during the day was a sense of goofiness.  Everyone was genuinely having fun. We had so much fun at the second annual Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire! If you missed the event, then you missed out!
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DIY Activity – Paint Chip Pixelization Tutorial

One of my favorite displays at last weekend’s Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire was the Paint Chip Pixelization. This project will show you how to take a traditional piece of art, like Vincent Van Gogh’s Sunflowers… … into a modernized, pixelized version like this! Interested in making your own?  Follow these easy instructions! 1) Download and Install GIMP! (Image editing software available for free
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Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire Recap

This past weekend, the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and HackPittsburgh hosted the second annual Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire, showcasing makers from the Southwestern Pennsylvania region.  For those of you who may be unfamiliar with what makes someone a maker, you’re not alone.  A maker is any person who devotes creativity, energy, and time to simply creating.  It doesn’t matter if you’re cre
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Making MAKESHOP

A couple of days ago, we hosted a “Making MAKESHOP” workshop.  Participants of the workshop visited from Museums and other institutions from around the country.  All of them were interested in developing a maker space of their own.  We decided to share some of our secrets with them. Over the course of two days, we played, talked, asked and answered questions, toured Pittsburgh, and generally had fun.  It
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The Faire Wants You!

The Faire is looking for makers … time has almost run out! The deadline for the 2012 Call for Makers for Pittsburgh Mini Maker Faire is just 1 week from today on August 15th. Learn all about it with this fun video and apply at www.pghmakerfaire.com/makers. Kid-makers are encouraged to apply and will be offered a half-day slot so you can explore and play for the rest of the Faire!
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