Tag: Maker Movement

White House Google+ Hangout features “maker” theme today

The latest installment of the White House “We the Geeks” series of Google+ Hangouts, scheduled for later today, will feature a maker movement theme. “We the Geeks” is designed to highlight the future of science, technology and innovation in the United States. A previous edition, held in August, was all about robots. Today’s event —

Maker documentary hits goal, still growing on Kickstarter

A new documentary on the Maker Movement, appropriately titled “Maker,” is on track for completion thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. With seven days remaining, the project has nearly doubled its original $15,000 goal. Additional pledges will be accepted until Nov. 4. This is the second documentary for the team behind “Maker.” Their first effort,

Google+ Maker Camp teaches teens to build robots and more

Maker Camp, a free virtual summer camp for teens, is dedicating today’s lesson to building robots. The session will be hosted by robot creator and blogger RobotGrrl and kid webshow host Super Awesome Sylvia at 2 p.m. eastern at the MAKE+ Google Hangout. Maker Camp offers free daily do-it-yourself tutorials and virtual field trips for

Maker movement currently alive and well in Asia

The South China Morning Post published an interesting article today on the burgeoning maker movement in Hong Kong. In it, author Charley Lanyon writes about HackJam, a weekly do-it-yourselfer meetup in Hong Kong that got its start two years ago when its founder noticed a dearth of communal workspaces compared to the West. It’s one signal

Open-source robots get boost from Kickstarter

ArcBotics, an educational robotics company based in Cambridge, Mass., recently earned the latest Kickstarter victory for open-source robotics. After being featured as one of Kickstarter’s Top 3 projects in a weekly email earlier this month, the company successfully funded Sparki, an Arduino-based robot designed as an introduction to programming and electronics for kids ages 11 and up.