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Dale Dougherty has been shared in 43 public circles

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Technology Roundup0BMN Tech Journalist And Blogger List #1.The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry.As with all our circles we try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let us know. And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let us know,We willl add them.2013-06-21 03:33:49338135CC G+
Technology Roundup0BMN's Tech Journalist And  Blogger List. IWe Have hand picked the best tech journalists on Google+. Most of these people are active. If you find anyone here who isn't active, let me know and I'll remove them.This feed will rock and roll for the hard core geeks out there.2013-06-21 01:34:13494123CC G+
Chris Row2,580Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-24 17:20:42483758CC G+
Vago Damitio8,732Super Technology CircleI am so impressed and enthused looking at the MicroVictoryArmy Stream  that I'm going to do something radical. I"m going to share my other circles, invite the members to join MVA, and then I'm going to delete all those circles so I can give more attention here.  I will keep  one circle of people like the +Dalai Lama  and +Richard Branson  who I would love to have join MVA but I don't want to lose track of if they don't. And that's it.  The Micro Victory Army is Victorious in my Circles and if you join - so are you. https://plus.google.com/communities/100245247140773385767  #microvictory  for figuring out how to enjoy G+ and manage my circles better!This is a circle of super technology people. I'm about to delete you (unless you are in MVA - it's not personal - I still love you)2013-01-12 21:32:3936101CC G+
Chris Row2,335Shared circle time, I am sure you all know how this works. Feel free to add this Circle, Re Share it, Enjoy it G+ TECH CIRCLE pt 1 #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circleshare #circles #circleoftheday #technology   #technews   #apple   #samsung   #nexus4   #nexus7   #ces2013   #android   #tablet   #google  2013-01-11 20:59:57490214CC G+
Chris Row1,752This is the best Tech Circle on G+ I am still adding to it, so feel free to let me know if you should be added, also feel free to share it and add it to your Circles. 2012-12-17 13:32:26216305CC G+
Annika „Skywalker“ O'Brien61,941This is my shared circle of inventors, makers, and DIY hobbyists (not all are robot builders). Let me know if I forgot to add someone or have mistakenly added someone who doesn't belong. #sharedcircles2012-12-10 20:57:3612415323CC G+
Chris Row1,438My Tech Circle, for all Tech lovers add & share this circle, this one is 100x better than the Tech Circle that G+ recommends, try it out. #sharedcircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles   #techcircle   shared Circles are the best *if you or someone you know should be in this Circle contact me. I will be sure to add you if you fit the criteria. 2012-12-03 16:13:28167101CC G+
Ivonne García0This is my Geeks CirclePeople who share great content that only matters to us, technology geeks and people interested in the latest advances. :D Enjoy! #sharedcircle   #circles   #tech   #technology   #geeks   #geekcircle   #sharedcircleoftheday  2012-12-01 17:28:23332315CC G+
Robert Warren2,085I thought I would do a little circle share. Here is 500 (because that's the G+ share limit) of my Tech circle - enjoy! Hey +Jason Malone you need to expand your circles lol!2012-11-07 15:47:265019216CC G+
David Stroz0Circle number 1 I have to share with you this week, next week offers even more of the great people I have been following here on Google+!2012-07-18 15:40:2949712111CC G+
Harshit Gupta0Hey all, try this long ago +Robert Scoble shared circle of techies....it's what can get you started here on g+2012-07-11 14:48:57243112CC G+
Kyle Beck0So, I know a lot of my friends who have joined +Google+ wonder "What's the point? I have a Facebook." Well that comparison was flawed from the beginning, although many people made it while trying to describe G+. There are similarities, but one of my favorite features in G+ has been the ability to share Circles with others. In fact I'm not sure I would see the point if I hadn't been shared this very circle by +Robert Scoble (IIRC) early on in my G+ membership. It has proven an invaluable source of up-to-the-minute Tech News over the past year and really showed me how G+ is very different from FB.See, when you visit FB the information you receive is solely from your family and real-life acquaintances. This can be great for keeping up with people you don't see regularly, etc., but it is very hard to reach out to new people who share your interests through FB. Not so on G+. You can create and share groups of friends and pages (Circles) to organize your social interests. In effect, this creates dynamic communities where you can choose who you interact with.Anyways, I hope you will consider adding this Circle, packed full of Tech Enthusiasts. If you don't really use G+ or wonder what the point is, that goes double for you!2012-06-30 00:28:364881003CC G+
Karl Hughes7,360Geeks, Designers, and Interesting PeopleThis is my most watched circle, so I figured I would share.  These people tend to post the stuff that I read and respond to most often, so if you like technology, you should add them.Enjoy!2012-06-13 14:22:22446124CC G+
Annika „Skywalker“ O'Brien0Posting this "Super Robot" circle of DIY-ers, Robotics people and actual doers of stuff. Many of them are involved in hackerspaces and/or work with children. Posted at the bequest of +Craig Shipp.2012-06-13 01:26:11903111CC G+
Alister Macintyre7,115Some people appear to be well informed on many topics, and like to share what they have figured out.  Here is a circle of prolific writers about tech topics.  You might want to put some of them in separate circles, to avoid being washed away in combination streams into a roaring torrent of information.2012-06-09 23:29:01244010CC G+
Scott Ayres6,421Saw +Robert Scoble share this circle earlier. Full of bloggers, tech oriented people and etc. All are great Gplusers and will add a ton of value to your stream.2012-04-11 20:35:35500011CC G+
Robert Scoble1,146,151Here are 500 of my favorite Tech Journalists, bloggers, and pundits. I'm sharing this since I am seeing lots of new people coming over and I'm sure they are looking for some great people to circle here. Unfortunately I can't share everyone that I have in this circle (I have 575 in this circle on my screen, but Google+ only lets me share 500 with you). Lots of interesting tech bloggers and journalists here. Hope you enjoy. This is the circle that starts my morning every day.Speaking of Tech News, I'm off to +VMware. They are announcing new Cloud Foundry stuff this morning. So, you'll probably see some tech news from the folks in this circle.2012-04-11 16:01:035005737106CC G+
Risto Linturi2,387People with 3D-printersthis is the first circle I have shared. But as I have published quite a lot about 3D-printers, I think this user community is of interest for many who are still figuring out if 3D printing will break through to the mainstream. I trust it will!2012-03-05 05:26:48377123CC G+
Robert Scoble700,661Yes, it's a ghost town of TECH INDUSTRY JOURNALISTS AND BLOGGERS. Pay no attention to anyone from the Wall Street Journal who snuck onto this circle. Yes, this is 500 people, but they are almost all active.2012-02-28 03:05:115005538103CC G+
Nils Hitze10,563Hi +Gabriel Trosell - here is my 3d Printees Circle, merged with your RepRap Circle.Might be interesting for +Annika Skywalker too2012-02-27 08:29:53226313CC G+
Spencer Gibbs1,858My Ron Paul circle pt.2Being part of this circle may get you added by other Ron Paul supporters. I also post exclusive Ron Paul info to this circle.If you do not want to be a part of this circle, please let me know and I will remove you from future shares.If you have added me and are a Ron Paul supporter, please let me know so I can add you to the circle.Circle share has 2 parts because of 500 limit on circle shares2012-01-13 17:05:47490603CC G+
Euro Maestro0Looks like this is turning into Circle Thursday. Or Circle Friday if you live on the right side of the ocean.Following +Joe Martinez and +Liz ℚuilty 's lead, I'm sharing a list.This is for those who need a little Apple in their diet.If you have any suggestions, please let me know.+Shared Circles Google Plus +Shared Circles on G+ +Public Circles2011-12-16 03:00:56305402CC G+
Nils Hitze6,370My #maker circle .. people that either make stuff / are in a #hackerspace / write novels or otherwise influence me2011-12-13 11:04:1599813CC G+
Randy Hilarski0I have not shared a circle in a while, here is my list of journalists and article writers. For the new folks this circle will provide your feed with lots of content.2011-11-16 14:46:39249001CC G+
Dylan Hunt0INTERNET NEWS MAKERSBloggers, Journalists, people who write and blog about Tech. Includes reporters from major news agencies, top ranked websites, and more. Google Plus's Top Internet News Makers.2011-11-04 01:07:36448414CC G+
Rob Salzman3,579here are 500 of my "revolution" circle. :)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 01:27:47500531CC G+
Lynne Flynn01 of 2 Occupy Circles +Peter A. Saldaña IIILynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-29 07:03:42500455CC G+
Ammon Fife997Tech InfluencersAmmon Fife shared a circle with you.2011-10-27 21:12:14360400CC G+
Jeffrey Harrington0This is my Occupy I Circle. I've shared my Occupy circles before, but I've added people and those who'd like to hear the conversation might want to see if they've missed anyone.#ows #occupytopeka #occupywallst #occupyJeffrey Harrington shared a circle with you.2011-10-23 13:54:37494101CC G+
Aaron Stanley0Occupy Wall Street CircleAaron Stanley shared a circle with you.2011-10-21 00:29:19493111CC G+
Amy McLeod1,986Ok, I have recently expanded my articulate and engaged circle with circles other people have given out of people that are interested in or actively participating in the Occupy movement. I'm not guaranteeing everyone I'm sharing here, as 900 odd people is a bit much to go through. These are people who would normaly be all over the political spectrum, but all interested in the the problems with out of control finance and it's corruption of goverment, they will certainly hold many views totally contrary to yours on many issues, but on this issue they are the 99%. I can't even guarantee that everyone in this circle is what I've stated above, I just took on trust the circles that have been shared to me and added them to people I had circled as articulate and engaged before Occupy took off, some of them may even be incomprehensible and disinterested, feel free to sort through them yourself if you have time, but I'd urge you not to exclude anyone just because their views are the polar opposite of yours on other issues. 99% is more important than any other divide and on this one thing both left and right should be united.First 500 are here.Amy McLeod shared a circle with you.2011-10-19 15:12:51500301CC G+
Marshall McLuhan0Only 500 people can be shared at one time!Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 04:00:24497311CC G+
Lynne Flynn0+Sylvia Lee Here are my 99%. 1st Circle, 2nd coming up.Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 03:30:04374627CC G+
Ian Geldard0My Ron Paul circle (500 of 622 shared - Google limit)Ian Geldard shared a circle with you.2011-10-17 16:18:41501921CC G+
Marshall McLuhan0There is a 500 add limit when sharing...so limit your circle size to make it easier to add others.Occupy Toronto shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 18:03:24500503CC G+
Lynne Flynn099% Circle - 763 so why can't I share them all, Googley Moogley? Spread the word!Lynne Flynn shared a circle with you.2011-10-16 15:00:275001337CC G+
Rob Salzman2,801+Vernon Swain-Nisbet here you go. (This is 1/2 of my OWS circle)Rob Salzman shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 20:41:52500601CC G+
Robert Scoble158,666I'm sharing two circles today. This is the first half of my "Tech Journalist and Blogger" circle. The ones with last names that start from A-M. These are people who are thought leaders, reporters, journalists, bloggers in the tech industry. As with all my circles I try to remove people who aren't active (if you see any here, please let me know). And, if you know of folks who should be on these circles, please let me know, I'll add them.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-08 18:10:07341382845CC G+
Robert Scoble152,040This is the best circle for Apple tech news tomorrowThis will be the best circle to watch for info on Apple tomorrow (it's of 250 of the best tech journalists/bloggers/thought leaders on Google+). I will be in front of my three big screens pulling in the best data from around the Web. I'll be watching Twitter, Facebook, Google+ all at the same time. Plus, I'll be live on +Shira Lazar's show starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow with live reports.Anyway, if you want to see how the tech press covers this, follow this circle (make sure you put these in a new circle of your own so you can delete them if they get too noisy for you).I'm watching thousands more, too, and will share anything good.You will be flooded tomorrow with Apple news. If you can't handle this, just unfollow for the morning and everything will calm down pretty quickly after noon.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-10-03 21:26:3925067127124CC G+
Mikael Nerde0Here's a circle I put together with the most prominent tech writers/journalists for both digital and mobile. Enjoy!Mikael Nerde shared a circle with you.2011-09-29 18:40:09250200CC G+
Robert Scoble144,998This circle of ACTIVE TECH JOURNALISTS AND THOUGHT LEADERS rocked and rolled today with the Amazon announcement but just wait to see what it does on October 4th with the Apple announcements. Subscribe now and you'll see all the best stuff in real time!Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-28 17:09:022508967193CC G+
Robert Scoble141,470Yikes. I can only share 250 people at one time. So, here's 250 people in my Tech Journalists' circle. This circle has 535 in it, so you aren't even getting half a circle here. All of these are active.Robert Scoble shared a circle with you.2011-09-27 04:31:19250394343CC G+

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2013-07-12 18:43:50 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Behind the scenes. Oracle Team USA base camp today for Maker Camp. Two photos of carbon fiber fabric that cover aluminum honeycomb structure to form hulls. 

2013-07-12 18:26:37 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)

Join Maker Camp in its first week. Today we are at Oracle Team USA base camp. 

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2013-06-05 20:20:19 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

3D printed beak for a bald eagle

The use cases for this technology are endless. 

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2013-03-26 06:17:57 (3 comments, 9 reshares, 14 +1s)

Play leads to work and work leads to a job.  That 's one of the topics of conversation at summit focused on Innovation and Jobs.


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2013-02-25 16:06:20 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)

I want to share our site as a resource for educators.  

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2013-02-25 15:26:17 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)

SESSION 3 LIVE VIDEO > (Starts in 3 min) Learning Creative Learning - Session 3 - Making & Constructionism

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2013-02-25 08:16:49 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

Finished "Bring Up the Bodies" by Hilary Mantel, a historical novel based on the life of Thomas Cromwell during the reign of King Henry VIII and his second marriage to Anne Boleyn.   It's even better than "Wolf Hall", the first book in the series.   This is not one of those padded costume dramas.   It's taut and extremely forceful.  Mantel enters the mind of Cromwell, a man of independent action and court intrigue, and she creates a compelling story that is paced like a thriller but is introspective like a modernist novel.    


2013-02-04 19:04:36 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)

Added photos to How to Make a Makerspace Workshop.

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2013-02-03 07:02:21 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 68 +1s)

I came across this multi-faceted workspace at Artisan's Asylum featuring a drum kit and a Makerbot.   

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2013-02-02 19:06:52 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 16 +1s)

Andrea Foertsch on space and real estate at How to Make a makerspace workshop. Makerspaces are not traditional incubators, they are more flexible and multidisciplinary. 

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2013-01-30 02:27:05 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)

i just finished documenting my DIY factory: http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Factory/ . hope you find it interesting!

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2013-01-27 01:35:05 (19 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

If you can't unlock it, you don't own it.

If you want to break US law on Sunday, just unlock your cellphone.  

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2013-01-26 22:21:13 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

The 3D Printing Revolution and the Right to Bear Arms

What are your thoughts on this article from Andrew Leonard in Salon?  As Cory Doctorow says in the article, the possibilities are "scary."   I comment that revolutions typically have positive and negative outcomes.  

3D printers may one day make it possible for almost anyone to make a gun, which makes gun control more and more difficult.   I'm not sure I buy the argument -- or the concern.   We can make weapons out of ordinary materials and the recipes to do so are found on the Internet. A knife can be used to cut up a steak but it can be pointed at someone in a threatening fashion and do a lot of damage.   An assault weapon is a different beast, however. 

Regulating the manufacture and sale of guns are two main approaches for implementing gun control and 3D printing does route around them. ... more »

2013-01-25 02:04:59 (13 comments, 13 reshares, 45 +1s)

I’m excited by the opportunity for Maker Media and its team, as MAKE spins out of O'Reilly as its own company.  I look forward to developing this new edition of MAKE, and expanding the reach of MAKE as a global brand that brings makers together.  See the blog post below for some of the background.


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2013-01-23 06:30:07 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)

Wow. Nearly 800 backers. Pretty incredible. I'm thoroughly convinced of two things:

1) People are eager to get into the maker movement. And...
2) I have a lot of great friends. 

Thank you for pledging and/or sharing!

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2013-01-23 06:18:07 (3 comments, 6 reshares, 13 +1s)

Teacher Nick Provenzano stopped giving tests and had his students do projects to demonstrate what they learned. He writes this remarkable paragraph:

"Students are yearning to show their teachers their talent and knowledge. They are bursting at the seams to show the world what they can do. The traditional classroom of lecture and test does not allow them to do that though. The minute I started to let my students choose their projects and express their knowledge in different ways, engagement and the overall energy of the students went through the room. They felt part of the process and that investment is critical for engagement and learning. They no longer felt like just another body in a seat being told what was important, they were active participants in their learning. High-school students are eager to participate. They are looking for chances to show off their talents. By moving to a... more »

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2013-01-20 01:30:03 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

I feel like diversity in the Maker world is a challenge...not that minority Makers or Maker Mentors do not exist, but sometimes they are tough to find. Here's a solid resource started by Kipp Bradford http://black-makers.com/

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2013-01-13 21:59:36 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 37 +1s)

Open Make was held at the SJ Tech Museum on Saturday.    The theme was robots.    Kids made spinbots in a workshop organized by Chris Meyer and Ann Mayoral.  (Spinbot kits are available in MakerShed at http://www.makershed.com/Make_Spin_Bot_Kit_p/msrspin.htm).  it was great to see the spinbots in action drawing on paper inside a large playfield.   As more robots were added, color and chaos contributed to the creation of a collaborative artwork.   At the end, the large sheets of paper were cut into strips so the kids could take them home.

The build session was followed by a Meet the Makers session, which featured several makers of different ages and interests who build robots.   It was nice to see +Karl Wendt showing his new robots made from discarded parts.

+Tony DeRose also led a Young Makers meeting, explaining how to participate in this year's program.   Parents canform local c... more »

2013-01-08 01:37:50 (28 comments, 5 reshares, 16 +1s)

Artisan's Asylum and MAKE are teaming up to put on a weekend of presentations and discussions about how to make a makerspace. The goal of this event is to give attendees a roadmap and the resources needed to start the process of creating sustainable makerspaces of their own, while also introducing everyone to each other and forming a support network for the long and arduous process of space development and creation. 

The workshop will be held at Artisan's Asylum in Somerville, MA, which is one of the most interesting and well-developed makerspaces in the country.  Gui Cavalcanti of Artisan's Asylum and I are organizing a program so that others can learn more about the process of building a successful makerspace and developing a community of users and supporters.   The cost is $125 and space is limited.


2013-01-03 21:36:42 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

Please join fellow makers and share your projects, tips and tools in the Make: Forum, a G+ community.

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2012-12-30 05:30:38 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Plenty of persimmons.

2012-12-29 20:16:34 (4 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s)

Public.Resource.Org released today 10,062 international public safety standards accompanied by 12 tables documenting the release. These standards cover 24 countries and 6 regional organizations. The focus has been on mandated public safety specifications, such as the European Union's Eurocode.

Over 700 of these documents have been rekeyed reset into HTML and that process of transformative use will continue in 2013. A large number of images have been rekeyed into SVG graphics and mathematical formulas have been rekeyed into MML.

This law is your law.

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2012-12-28 23:48:39 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)

Free as in ...

Hey, how hard is it to give things away in this country?  Nathan Seidle gives an interesting explanation of a SparkFun Free Day promotion that ended up fitting the definition of a lottery.   Good news is that the promotion dollars will instead go to fund education programs.   

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2012-12-21 04:51:09 (9 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)

Pretty cool how they tracked down the fragments of a fireball.

"Jenniskens, who led the scientific search, described the search for the few fragments, explaining that they instigated a search of weather radar data to pinpoint the exact landing site. He also worked to collect photographs and video from a few bystanders in the High Sierra, some of whom captured stills of the fireball. The team of scientists also employed the use of seismic equipment at international nuclear weapons detection sites in an effort to better pinpoint the size of the meteorite when it struck Earth."

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2012-12-21 01:51:45 (1 comments, 4 reshares, 12 +1s)

Interesting insights on the challenges of developing and delivering a lecture for an online course.

2012-12-12 01:50:19 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

This is a really good, short video that captures the excitement of kids in their own words at World Maker Faire in NY.   Produced by "Seen in NY."

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2012-12-04 08:12:28 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Good article introducing the Rascal micro board ("Small computers for art and science), which is somewhere in between Arduino and Raspberry PI.  

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2012-12-04 07:24:48 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

“Lettering is like jazz,” says signwriter Robin Abbey. “You’ve got commons themes and tunes, you do them over and over again but they’re always slightly different. And then sometimes you get a really good performance.”

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2012-12-03 17:00:03 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)

Community-based grants for programs reaching young makers

Just 12 more days for community organizations to get your grant applications in for Cognizant’s 2013 Making The Future After-school and summer program grants!  Community organizations wishing to run a program to inspire Young Makers should apply before December 15.  

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2012-12-03 07:54:26 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)

*We Drink All We Can.  The Rest We Sell." 

I saw this on a Williams Selyem Winery label, a winery developed by two wine enthusiasts in Forestville, CA.   Burt Williams was featured in this movie on Russian River Valley pinot noir, which we saw Saturday night.     


I don't think the funny line is original but Burt said that they developed the wine they wanted to drink themselves, gave a lot of it away and eventually started to sell some and win a few awards.   Burt worked at the SF Chronicle as a typesetter.   His partner Selyem worked at the local market (Speers).  They worked the winery as a side-job for ten years before being able to make it a business that could afford to pay them salaries.    It's a great story, and the interview with Burt Williams is the best thing about the movie. 

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2012-12-03 01:13:40 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)

Good to see all the photos from Maker Faire Tokyo.

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2012-12-01 17:57:02 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)

Join me at the Drone Games today.  

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2012-11-30 22:52:33 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)

QuadCop enthusiast Dad sounds like a mad inventor always improving life for his family.  Unexpected results soon to follow.  Haven't I seen that movie?


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2012-11-29 17:52:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)

Fascinating area.

#make #3dprinting

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2012-11-29 01:50:31 (5 comments, 15 reshares, 25 +1s)

Arduinos in Space

I met with Peter Platzer of Nano Satisfi, a company that is putting Arduinos in a CubeSat form factor -- a small satellite full of Arduinos, sensors and cameras.   (It's 10x10x10) Imagine that you can write code to control the satellite, interact with the sensors or take pictures; upload the code to the satellite and get back your results, followed by a Twitter notification that the satellite did its job.   Peter is developing this platform for educational uses.  I'm excited to see what creative and unexpected uses makers of all ages can come up with.   It might be interesting science or it might just something crazy that nobody has ever thought of doing before.   Now it's possible.  

Here's a photo from one of the test launches earlier this year.



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2012-11-28 16:06:21 (4 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)

Those robots can really creep up on you.


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2012-11-28 06:09:24 (5 comments, 3 reshares, 14 +1s)

I thought this was an interesting conclusion in this piece on the funding of LIFT, a collaborative self-help app, that gamification added unnecessary complexity without accompanying real benefits.   Keep it simple.

"Initially, the co-founders added a bunch of gamification elements to the apps, but they quickly learned that users weren’t interested in badges or prizes. They just wanted simplicity. So, the team stuck to its guns, focusing on the creation of a simple, portable support community that can help you reach your goals by consistently reinforcing your most productive habits."

Congratulations to +Tony Stubblebine, a co-founder of LIFT, who used to work with me at O'Reilly.  

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2012-11-27 23:12:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)

Open Source Solar project from Steve Nelson (via Tim O'Brien).

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2012-11-27 18:46:01 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)

Phil Torrone tackles the dispute over the smARtduino project on Kickstarter.

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2012-11-23 18:43:27 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 24 +1s)

We took our first trip in our Airstream a few weeks ago, about three hours north into Humboldt County in California.   We stayed at the Benbow RV Resort near Garberville and then took a day-trip through the Avenue of the Giants.   These forests have the largest collection of the largest trees (over 300 feet) in the world.  

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2012-11-23 15:34:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)

Dale Dougherty was tagged in Dale Dougherty's album.

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2012-11-22 19:13:01 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)

An old children's book reminds us of the value of giving more and more children the opportunity to make.

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2012-11-21 16:33:25 (3 comments, 11 reshares, 12 +1s)

Great feedback on the 3D printer issue:

"I read and re-read the 3D Printer Review issue, Great Job!"  Andrew Filo, 3D printing expert.

"The 3d printing guide ...is awesome.  Nicely done." Phil Torrone, Adafruit.

"Your (3D printer) shootout has really helped set the standard and challenged us to do better for our users."  Espen Sivertsen, Type A Machines.

Plus, we've even had email and calls from a few 3D printer makers who were unhappy with their review, which really is a positive sign.

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2012-11-21 05:24:24 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 11 +1s)

You can't help but be impressed by young Schuyler St. Leger's Arduino 101 presentation.  

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2012-11-20 23:00:13 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 16 +1s)

The UK Government releases its Digital Design Principles. These are simple, clear, empowering and beautiful.


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2012-11-19 16:50:52 (8 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

A new flavor of makerspace: the Community Micro-Manufacturer. 

I like it. More mainstreet retail than small-batch manufacturing, but I think there is space in the ecosystem. In the same way that Noisebridge and TechShop are compliments, this could be a perfect gateway for new makers. 

This is a place my mom would go.

via +Nick Pinkston  

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2012-11-19 00:33:01 (4 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

What You Can Find Hiding in Chico

"Made in 1928, (the poster) is considered the earliest known surviving movie poster of Mickey Mouse.".

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/17/4992783/1928-movie-poster-of-mickey-mouse.html#storylink=cpy

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2012-11-18 17:59:32 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)

I'd Like to see Geoff McGann's Watch

"(Nelson) said (McGann's) shoes were two sizes too big, while the watch - which was set to the wrong time - had fuses and wires coming out of it, a circuit board and a toggle switch. Nelson, who is on his agency's bomb squad, said, "He had everything to make a triggering device for an IED, so that's a concern."

McGann said his watch was an art project. 

"When you add it all up, it just doesn't add up," Sgt Nelson (of Alameda County Sheriff) said. "What reasonable person would take those items into an airport in this day and age?"

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2012-11-17 00:51:41 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)

Maker Smart

From Doug Stowe on his blog, Wisdom of The Hands.

"The next thing of course for Harvard might be for Howard Gardner to discover a new form of human intelligence we can call, Maker Smart. The only thing is, however, maker smarts is  not really a separate form any more than any of the others are, but rather, the summation of all other forms of human intelligence.

There is a simple solution to the problem of education and the recognition of all forms of human intellect. Ask our students and teachers to do real things. Making things in a wood shop may be the best place to start."


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2012-11-16 19:56:34 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Last night, the Analy Community Makerspace hosted an open house at Analy HIgh School in Sebastopol, CA to welcome students, parents, friends, mentors and supporters to the makerspace where Project Make classes are taught by Analy teacher Casey Shea.     There was a great turnout for the open house and lots of things to do and make.

In January, the makerspace will begin opening its doors to community members, which is really exciting to see.  It will create more opportunities for collaboration between community members, students and faculty.

These photos were taken by Gregory Hayes of MAKE.



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