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postheadericon Make: Live Episode 05: Kinetic Contraptions (preview video)


Join us Wednesday evening for the fifth episode of Make: Live, our streaming show and tell!

Make: Live 05 – Kinetic Contraptions
Wednesday March 23rd, 9pm ET/6pm PT
Watch at makezine.com/live or on UStream
Please join us in the UStream chat or mark tweets with #makelive to interact live with the show.

We also give away a fabulous prize from Digi-Key to one chat member who can solve our photo challenge. We can’t wait to share some of the joy of making with you, live 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month, on Make: Live.

Featuring the lovely and talented:


Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories – Tabletop Mechanical Pong
Lenore Edman and Windell Oskay show off their tabletop representation of the 1972 video game PONG. They challenged themselves to realize the properties of the game in a physical space using motors, solenoids, and other surplus parts. Discover the subtle nuances and smell the physics jokes by these prolific and delightful makers. Lenore and Windell are also on the MAKE technical advisory board.


Dustyn Roberts – Wind Lantern
Check out our visit with mechanical engineer and teacher Dustyn Roberts. She gives us a tour of the wind lantern, a turbine-powered LED mechanism and circuit from her book Making Things Move: DIY Mechanisms for Inventors, Hobbyists, and Artists.

Subscribe to the MAKE Podcast in iTunes, download the preview video m4v, or watch clips from the show on YouTube.

postheadericon Maker Faire Detroit Town Hall, Tuesday, March 22, 6:30pm-8:00pm (ET)

You are invited to:

Maker Faire Detroit Town Hall
Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM (ET)

Detroit Public Library
5201 Woodward Avenue,
Detroit, MI 48202

Event Details: Dale, Sherry, Louise and Shauna will be hosting a Maker Faire Detroit Town Hall and Community Planning Meeting on Tuesday, March 22nd at The Detroit Public Library (Main Branch) in the the Old Fine Arts room and would like to invite you to attend. …Read more on EventBrite

Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope you can make it!

See the EventBrite listing for full details.

Cheers,
The Maker Faire Team

postheadericon Want to write for Engadget? We’re hiring mobile, classic, European and reviews editors!

Oh sure, you love gadgets — but do you have the chops to write about them? We’d love to know if you think you do, because we’re looking to actually pay humans to do this stuff. Professional writing experience isn’t necessary (though it doesn’t hurt), but what we really care about is that you can write skillfully about gadgets with wit, concision, and authority. And being obsessed with Engadget is good, too. So here’s what we’re after:

  • Senior mobile editor – Full-time (salary or freelance), must be based in New York City (or nearby).
  • HD / classic editor – Part or full-time (freelance), must be based in New York City (or nearby).
  • Reviews editor (laptops, mobiles, etc.) – Full-time (freelance), must be based in New York City or the San Francisco area.
  • European editor – Full-time, preferably based in London (or nearby).

Want to apply? Read on.

Continue reading Want to write for Engadget? We’re hiring mobile, classic, European and reviews editors!

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postheadericon Make: Pioneer – Limor “Ladyada” Fried On WIRED Cover

Engineer, kit maker, entrepreneur, MAKE advisory board member, open source hardware pioneer Limor “Ladyada” Fried is on April’s WIRED cover. This is the first female engineer to appear WIRED’s cover (as well as the first female engineer to appear on such a high-profile tech publication that I can recall).

I met Limor exactly five years ago at South by Southwest. She’s one of the most talented people in the world, she works harder than anyone else I know, she puts more value in the world than she takes.

Limor, everyone at MAKE is so happy for you. This is a milestone for makers, for women, for engineers, and anyone who makes things for a living. No one deserves the recognition and accolades more than you for all you’ve done and will do.

If you look at the media landscape at the moment, it’s interesting to see who we hold as heroes and role models. I took this photo in the bookstore, seeing Limor on the cover makes me think we collectively have a shot at making the world a better place, if we try.

“We are what we celebrate” – Dean Kamen.

postheadericon Awesome opportunity to work with MAKE!


MAKE is currently searching for a Maker Shed Evangelist to work with our ecommerce team. This is a contract position. You will seek out and curate cool new products for the Maker Shed store, develop our relationships with independent maker suppliers, as well as commercial suppliers, and evangelizes Maker Shed and its product offerings through social media strategies, blogging, and representation online, and occasionally at events, schools, meet-ups, etc., and help shape our ecommerce merchandising efforts. The ideal person will bring the following experience to the team:

  • Experience tackling hands-on projects, particularly electronics, microcontrollers, robots and motors, and be enthusiastic with sharing your projects with others.
  • Must have ready access to a decent range of tools, from basic hand tools to soldering equipment to basic workshop tools, such as drills, band saws, etc.
  • Excellent project organization skills; able to complete multiple hands-on projects quickly and independently.
  • Passion for documenting and showing off projects to a variety of audiences; e.g. customers who need step-by-step documentation; teachers, parents and mentors looking for guidance in doing a project with students; magazine and online visitors looking for inspiration and ideas; and online shoppers who also need to understand product features, capabilities, and skill requirements.
  • Excellent photography skills a huge plus; capable of capturing components and kits in various stages of completion so as to present our products professionally.
  • Strong network of relationships within the maker community as well as an enthusiasm for meeting new makers and groups.
  • An engaging, friendly personality comfortable inspiring groups with demonstrations and presentations in both formal and informal settings.

Sound like you (or maybe someone you know)? Send a note to Dan Woods (dan@oreilly.com).