- SideStep — Mac OS X program that automatically routes connections through a secure proxy when you’re on an unsecured wifi network. (via Gina Trapani)
- Junkyard Jumbotron (MIT) — lets you take a bunch of random displays and instantly stitch them together into a large, virtual display, simply by taking a photograph of them. It works with laptops, smartphones, tablets — anything that runs a web browser. It also highlights a new way of connecting a large number of heterogenous devices to each other in the field, on an ad-hoc basis.
- Kinect-Controlled Tesla Coil (YouTube) — “now say: Fools, I’ll Destroy You All!”. (via AdaFruit)
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If we want kids to aspire to become scientists and technologists, celebrate academic achievement like athletics and celebrity.
"MAKE" founder Dale Dougherty was named a "Champion of Change" by the White House.
Dale Dougherty, one of the co-founders of O'Reilly Media, was honored by the White House as a "Champion of Change" for his work on "MAKE" Magazine, MakerFaire and the broader DIY movement.
A look at the technology behind ArcAttack's Tesla coil music show.
ArcAttack creates a maniacal combination of music and mad science that uses half-million-volt Tesla coils to play songs. We caught up with Steve Ward, a recent addition to the ArcAttack crew, at MakerFaire NY and asked him about the technology behind the show.
How will a "long, slow make" transform our society?
I sat down with Anil Dash to get some long-term thinking on the Maker movement.
Waiting for iPhone 5, patent madness continues, and the geeks will soon descend on New York.
We've been waiting for months, but the iPhone 5 is still getting ready. Elsewhere, Google lends HTC some ammo for the patent wars, and the Makers will soon gather in New York.
The maker movement's many entry points create a welcoming environment for tech education.
The maker movement offers an appealing invitation to technology for a broad audience that includes both women and men, seniors and children, technologists and artists.
An errand car and a ball-shaped 'bot illustrate Maker Faire's robotic diversity.
In advance of the upcoming Maker Faire Bay Area, here's a look at two vastly different robotics projects: one aims to change the world while the other wants to roll around (and inspire some healthy creativity).
Thomas Kalil: What would education look like after a Maker make-over?
During a recent workshop, Thomas Kalil of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy explored the impact of the DIY mindset on education and industry. The full text of Kalil's talk is included in this post.