Digital Makers Project is underway

Monday 1st July

So as most of you are aware we were lucky enough to receive funding from Nesta, Nominent Trust and Mozilla as part of the Digital Makers Fund to encourage and enable a generation of young people to create rather than simply consume technology. The first stage was to gather insights and talk to young people and find »

Make Things Do Stuff at the G8 Trade, Tax & Transparency event.

Monday 17th June

On Saturday, Paula Le Dieu from Mozilla spoke about Make Things Do Stuff at the G8 Trade, Tax & Transparency event. Check out her awesome call to action above, and her kind mention in the process. Thanks Paula!!!

Google's Project Loon: Balloon powered internet for everyone

Monday 17th June

As two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have internet access, google’s ‘project loon‘ – a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space – is designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, helping fill coverage gaps, and bringing people back online after natural disasters. floating high in the stratosphere – twice »

Take A Look At The Guts That Power Google Glass

Friday 14th June

Some people treat their new gadgets with the utmost care, handling them like they would a newborn chick. Others can’t wait to get home and tear the things open to see what’s inside us included – we love tearing down everyday objects. Star Simpson and Scott Torborg are like us and when they finally got their hands on Google’s new $2,000 »

THE WORLD’S FIRST 35MM DO-IT-YOURSELF SLR CAMERA

Friday 14th June

Super excited as juts purchased myself one of these! Perfect for Do-It-Yourself lovers and those interested in learning, understanding and experiencing how analogue photography works, the Konstruktor is a fully-functional 35mm SLR camera which you can easily build at home. Through the fantastically fun process of assembling this beautiful machine, you’ll learn the essence of photography and »

celia torvisco + raphael pluvinage: conductive ceramic radio

Friday 14th June

HIBOU – Gilded ceramic radio from Raphaël Pluvinage on Vimeo. Created by french designers celia torvisco and a good friend of ours raphaël pluvinage, the body of the hibou gilded ceramic radio is adorned using a fine palladium paint that has conductive properties. the metallic patterns are not only ornamental elements but play a functional role »

Niklas Roy's Awesome Lever Painting Machine

Wednesday 12th June

The piece consisted of a painting machine which sat in a gallery window so anyone could walk up to it and use the hanging ropes to create a collective artwork that could potentially rock the art world to its core. “The machine bridged the gap between ordinary street life and the glamorous world of art. »

How Do & Design Modelling: The Berlin Magic Marble Run Workshop

Wednesday 12th June

The first International Design Modelling Workshop in Berlin, came as a result of meeting between Jude Pullen and Emma Rose Metcalfe, a co-founder of the App How Do at IDEO’s Make-A-Thon and discussing how to create a workshop that blended some of their in-house electronics wizardry with physical prototyping. Alessandro Contini (How Do) and Jude brainstormed some ideas about how to »

ELIOOO: How to go to Ikea® and build a device to grown food in your home

Wednesday 12th June

ELIOOO is a brand new book, by Antonio Scarponi, teaching you how to grow food in your apartment using inexpensive IKEA boxes. The system uses hydroponics, a farming technique that can be used to grow plants in water instead of soil. Hydroponics allows you to save up to 90% of water used in traditional agriculture systems, requires »

Reuse-A-Shoe

Tuesday 11th June

Nike are one of the most creative, forward-thinking brands around today, constantly innovating and evolving their product and image. Nike’s vision is that our products will be ‘closed loop’- that is, they will use the fewest possible materials and be assembled in ways that allow them to be readily recycled into new products. That’s where Nike’s »

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