Tetris and Makers go together like peanut butter and jelly

Everyone’s favorite tile-matching puzzle game made its debut on June 6, 1984.  June 6th marks the release date of the incredibly popular tile-matching puzzle video game known as Tetris. Created by Russian designer Alexey Pajitnov in collaboration with Dmitry Pavlovsky and Vadim Gerasimov back in 1984, the name originates from the Greek numerical prefix tetra and tennis, which happened to be […]

Eedu is an easy-to-use drone kit for young Makers

Assemble. Code. Fly. It’s as simple as that. According to Mary Meeker’s 2015 “State of the Internet” presentation, drone shipments are estimated to hit 4.3 million units this year, with consumer drone usage expected to jump 167%. Combine those figures with the hundreds of thousands of Makers looking to begin tinkering with their next DIY project, and well, […]

MakerCamp builds weeklong Makerspace at Maker Faire Shenzhen

30 Makers will create a Makerspace inside a freight container. When it comes to Makerspaces, one thing we’ve learned in recent years is that these can range from abandoned 80,000-square-foot warehouses to mobile pop-up shops in the back of a van. Typically speaking, launching such a place requires the rallying of Makers, strategically determining a location, acquiring a variety of […]

Lewihe Play is a $77 3D printer for Makers

This new 3D printer from Lewihe is both extremely customizable and affordable. As we’ve seen with pretty much all technology, whether that’s PCs, laptops or the conventional printer market, prices tend to drop to a more affordable and reasonable level in time. Think about it, just a couple of years ago, a 3D printer would […]

Modulo is a modular dev system for Makers

Modulo is a simple, modular solution for Makers looking to build powerful electronic devices. When it comes to developing DIY projects, we as Makers love modularity. This was true back in the ‘50s when interlocking LEGO bricks, and even earlier, in the sticks-and-spool days of Tinkertoys. With that in mind, it’s no wonder why one Northern California startup has […]

Printrbot Play will be a $399 fully-assembled 3D printer for Makers

Printbrot CEO Brook Drumm gives a sneak peek at the soon-to-be-launched Printrbot Play.  Just the other day, Printbrot’s CEO Brook Drumm unveiled their new 3D printer, the Printrbot Play. The latest device will be a fully-assembled, easy-to-use FDM 3D printer featuring a build envelope of 100mm x 100mm x 130mm, a full metal chassis and a MIC6 aluminum print bed. Coming […]

Mirobot is a Wi-Fi robotics kit for young Makers

Mirobot is Wi-Fi-enabled robotics kit that will inspire children to learn technology and programming.  When reminiscing about your childhood, it’s easy to conjure up memories of those venerable turtle robots and the BBC Microcomputer — some of the most basic (and iconic) ways we all began dipping our toes in the programming waters. Well, looking to give those beloved pastimes a modernized […]

These Makers are using 3D printing and Arduino to ‘re-enable’ the disabled

Two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy are using the powers of the Maker Movement to ‘re-enable’ themselves and others.  Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a form of muscular dystrophy that is caused by a defective gene for dystrophin (a protein in the muscles). Dystrophin is responsible for connecting the cytoskeleton of each muscle fiber to the underlying basal lamina, through […]

Makers bring some iconic 1980s tech back to life

Warning: This blog post will cause some serious nostalgia. Ah, the 1980s. A time when indispensable devices like the personal computer, the Walkman and the portable gaming console hit critical mass and found their way into the heart of pop culture. After being challenged by one of our social followers to do a “Throwback Thursday” post around this iconic period, we decided to highlight some […]

Croduino Pico is an Arduino-compatible board for Makers

This $11 open-source board is based on an ATmega328 and comes without a USB converter. Last year, the e-radionica.com crew released the Croduino Basic, an open-source board based on the wildly popular ATmega328 MCU. Now, the team has returned with the debut of the Croduino Pico. Currently available on Tindie for $11, the Croduino Pico is billed as “simpler […]