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MAKE | Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours!

MAKE | Predictions For 2012 – Add Yours! blog.makezine.com12/28/11 I wonder what will happen when the maker movement starts to threaten some established corporate interests. Makers trying to commercialize a product can’t afford to defend themselves against even the most trivial corporate …

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NASA – The Home Planet: Exploring the Whole Earth

The Water Planet Viewed from space, the most striking feature of our planet is the water. In both liquid and frozen form, it covers 75% of the Earth’s surface. It fills the sky with clouds. Water is practically everywhere on Earth, from inside the planet’s rocky crust to inside the cells of the human body. […]

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Build, Unite, Multiply! – A History of the Hackerspace Movement, Circa 2008

hackerspaces | flux | Hackerspaces – The Beginning (the book) This book documents where the Hacker Space movement was in December of 2008 when most 2011?s Hacker Spaces were still in their infancy. Noisebridge founder Mitch Altman interviewed at CCC Camp, in 2007 about Europe’s second-wave hackerspaces. The resulting wave of hundreds of hackerspaces has swept the world. [Via Adafruit] […]

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Eddy Current Braking Games

This simple demonstration of eddy current braking will probably be familiar to many of you, but this video from YouTuber JamesRB1995 is a short, well-shot, impressive documentation of the effect. Keep in mind that copper is not ferromagnetic, and there is no direct magnetic attraction going on here. – Courtesy of Make Magazine.

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The Maker Movement – The New Industrial Revolution

Web innovation is being applied to the “real world” It is easy to laugh at the idea that hobbyists will change the world. But the original industrial revolution grew out of piecework done at home, and look what became of the personal computers of the 1970s. The tools we have to go after a problem are […]

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The Rise of Raspberry Pi

Chris Swan has two solid predictions for Raspberry Pi. For the same reasons The BBC Micro and Home Brew computers inspired a generation, and hackers continue to realise more potential than manufacturers in their own technology. RaspPi is a whole computer on a tiny circuit board – not much more than an ARM processor, a USB […]

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