The Motomethod is a Community Motorcycle Repair Shop in Vancouver. What differ the shops from ordinary bike shops is that it’s allow the customer to take part in the repairs or modification of their bikes, which gives them the opportunity to learn how their bike work, as well as making them understand that new isn’t always best; maintaining and modifying what you have can sometimes be just as good, if not better.
Grand and Brooks: Inside Stories from Prototype This from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Joe Grand and Zoz Brooks were co-hosts of Prototype This, an engineering show that followed the real-life design process of a unique prototype every episode. Here they shares stories and technical details of their favorite builds with fans at Maker Faire. The speech follows their television program and some of the projects which they found most interesting.
Described as a ‘do-it-yourself culture on steroids,’ the Maker Movement is all about everyday people utilizing open source technologies to create their own innovative projects. Facilitated by the Arduino microcontroller, makers have been able to come up with projects such as plants that tweet you when they need to be watered and homemade 3D printers. These open source technologies have made it easier for people to integrate the physical and digital world, and in turn democratizing the making process.
Catarina Mota: Smart Materials for DIY Projects from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Materials which have one or more properties which can be changed in a significant manner are an important component of the future of the manufacturing in the maker subculture as well as tech crafts. This talk at Maker Faire goes over some examples of smart materials, the issues makers currently face, and the next steps in making smart materials more accessible to all.
Creative Cash: Makers Tap into Crowdfunding from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Crowdfunding is a powerful new way for makers to fund their DIY projects, attract interest, externalize expectations, and solicit expertise. Learn how to do it successfully and float your ideas with a panel of crowdfunding experts, including Will Haines (IndieGoGo), Kevin Lawton (author of "Crowdfunding Revolution"), Tim Schafer (Double Fine Productions), Paul Spinrad (MAKE), & Hiroshi Wald (Stanford-MIT VLab)
TechShop: Democratizing Access To The Tools of Innovation from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
A hundred dollars a month now gives you access to the tools of the new third industrial revolution. Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop talks here at the MakerFaire about TechShop is giving people confidence to use innovative new tools and show examples of makers who are changing the world with access to machines, some training, and a shared workspace.
Isaiah Saxon: Story Behind DIY.org, a Community for Kids from Maker Faire and Maker Faire on FORA.tv
Isaiah Saxon speaking about https://diy.org/ a website which encourages children to be more creative through making things and sharing them online. They recieved 4000 users within the first month. Clearly a sign of a service that is much in demand!
Posted by: Nathan Miller
DIY, makers, robots
May 22, 2012 |
The design team behind 3D printer MakerBot, built a Robot Petting Zoo to bring to this year's Maker Faire. In this video you'll get a behind-the-scenes look at how they conceptualized, designed and created these amazing DIY robots!
TED 2012 Fellow Ayah Bdeir will be speaking about her little box of Lego for circuitry at this year's conference. LittleBits are boxes of preassembled, modular electronic building blocks that lets everyone from schoolchildren to engineers to artists and designers to prototype and play with electronics – making circuitry as easy as putting plastic blocks together!
For the uninitiated, 3D printing is using a similar-sized machine to a normal paper printer to print any usable object imaginable, such as cars or flutes, direct from a computer using 3D design software. We may have a future where everyone will use DIY to print all the objects in their homes. With Hewlett-Packard seemingly dipping into the 3D printer market it seems as though some big name brands are taking steps forward to prosper in such an environment.
In terms of research and planning, imagine online communities designing usable objects collaboratively, and the agency rapidly printing...