Photos via Jaymi HeimbuchMaker Faire is the perfect place to find both the inspiration to become a maker, and the resources to act on that inspiration. Those resources were never more easily accessible than with a partnership created by Autodesk,
An unusual fashion item at this year's Bay Area Maker Faire came from Wood Thumb in the form of a tie. A wooden tie, that is. You'd most definitely be the talk of the office if you came to work wearing one. Wood Thumb has
A staple of Maker Faire is the sewing and needlecrafts section. And where would any good craftster be in this day and age without and online community dedicated to their hobby? BurdaStyle welcomed in sewers, offering a free
One of the things I love most about Maker Faire is the wide variety of projects made from what would normally be considered trash. After all, to makers, trash is simply raw materials that other people keep putting into buckets
Photos via Jaymi HeimbuchMaker Faire 2011 was not short on musical instruments, but one that particularly caught my eye were these very interesting looking guitars. Not only do they look interesting, but the design is amazing -- made to be modular with
While some researchers continue to push the limits of harvesting the Sun's power, the scientists at the National Ignition Facility (NIF), located at Lawrence Livermore National Labs, are just building a whole freaking sun.
Photos via Jaymi HeimbuchJust Fine Design/Build showed off their beautiful design for a chicken coop at this weekend's Maker Faire. The creators, Kevin McElroy and Matt Wolpe, say that the Chick-in-a-Box is both a statement on food security and access
S.P.R.Out (Seed and Plant Resource Outreach) is a non-profit seed and plant library based in West Marin, and while the project is one that many gardeners are thankful for, it's also an exercise in nursing along an idea.
A favorite spot in Maker Faire is the Homegrown section, where all things food and garden related can be found. Here, makers learn how to do everything from set up a gray-water system to make their own tofu. They also can find
A big portion of Maker Faire is dedicated to bikes - hacking, modifying, making them solar....making them into cupcakes. This year's Maker Faire featured an outstanding collection of the coolest, and oddest, bikes out there.
Sugru was a special surprise in the Maker Shed this year. The magical putty-like stuff is perfect for hacking or fixing just about anything. It became a huge hit after TreeHugger, Wired and several other top sites covered it
Watching Little House on the Prairie while growing up (more times than one should admit to in a blog) led me to be fascinated with people who could make things themselves at home, instead of running to the store. This probably
The bigger theme behind this year's Maker Faire is an excellent one, and one that every TreeHugger can appreciate. The call is to remake America into a sustainable place to live, and thrive. And, wandering through the various
The very first thing that caught my eye at Maker Faire was a wall of plants, hooked up to solar panels and a wind turbine, that pumped water into a fish pond. I had to stop and ask, and turns out, it's a project that hopes to
What is Maker Faire without people encouraging others to fix their own gadgets, appliances, automobiles and, well, anything else they own? The iFixit Global Repair Community provided just such a resource, helping people learn
In the Homegrown Village at Maker Faire 09, water thankfully received a decent amount of attention, especially when it comes to hacking your pipes to be more efficient at using greywater. This diagram shows how easy it can be
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Family Garden Patch provides materials for super fast, easy raised veggie beds. And they were just one of many in the Homegrown Village at Maker Faire 09 who want to help people DIY their way to sustainable living.The Homegrown
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Planet Finds had a Maker Faire booth showing off Wrap-Ti, a product that expands on the art of furoshiki, or gift wrapping with a piece of fabric. Furoshiki is one of the most sustainable ways to wrap a gift since the fabric can