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Make Faire Rome: Meet More Makers

The line-up of makers at Rome’s first-ever Maker Faire (Oct. 3-6) is impressive. Here’s a look at some of who and what is on tap for the pan-European fair this fall.

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Hackathon at Hasbro HQ in Pawtucket, RI: Aug. 17-18

AngelHack and Hasbro have teamed up for the Hasbro-a-thon hackathon on August 17-18 in Pawtucket, RI. The event will be held at Hasbro’s headquarters, and there will be Nerf Blasters to play with. I’m one of the judges at this event, and I hope to see you there!

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T-Shirt Responds to Pollution Levels

Sue Ngo and Nien Lam share their pollution shirt, created for a project during their studies at ITP. The merits of co-working and collaboration are also explored, as Nien talks about his positive experience with working at Collab.

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Laser Cut Couture with Diana Eng

Designer Diana Eng shows us some samples from her Laser Lace collection. By using a laser etcher on fabric she creates intricate lace designs inspired by the cells of plants and flowers.

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Reclaiming, Reusing and Remembering Detroit: Tim Burke (video)

On a visit to the Heidelberg Project outdoor art installation in Detroit, we happened across longtime Detroit resident and artist Tim Burke. Tim filled us in on the tragedy of, and artistic opportunity in, the destruction of some of Detroit’s most interesting and historic buildings. In addition to losing architectural landmarks, artworks within these buildings are also lost.

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Otyp Sows the Seeds of Biotechnology

Kyle Lawson and James Peyer discuss their innovative strategy to get biotechnology into schools and hackerspaces. Their company otyp was formed with the purpose of making equipment and information accessible to anyone who wants to get started with genetic research and experiments.

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