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Every city should have a Maker Faire

ScreamGrab of a Maker Faire Guest

There’s just over a month to go to the Maker Faire Rome: while we wait for the programme of the events, it’s definitely worth talking a bit about why it’s important to gather the makers, fabbers and artisans of the new millennium together in the same place. The show and the fun resulting from ideas and objects found…
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What is GlassUp, the start-up that is challenging Google Glass

GlassUp

Google Glass is not the only type of augmented reality eyewear preparing to break into the market. In the race, there is also an Italian start-up – from Venice, to be precise – called GlassUp. They too are working on a smartglasses model that will be capable of displaying messages and information in real time…
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Open Source Makers: how to print in 3D with the Italian 3Drag

3Drag printer

The Maker movement is well rooted in Italy: on the one hand, there is Arduino, and on the other, a series of 3D printers that are all strictly Open Source. We had already talked about Kentstrapper and WASProject: today we want to talk about the 3Drag, the Futura Elettronica brainchild derived from the famous RepRap…
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FABtotum, the Italian 3D printer that’s ready for crowdfunding

fabtotum team

The only limit to the imagination of a Maker is the tools they have to work with. Give them a good set of tools and you won’t be able to stop them. Alternatively, give them a  FABtotum – a jack-of-all-trades machine that fuses a laser scanner, 3D printer and CNC milling machine. Naturally, this is the…
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This is a job for Makers: breathtaking footage from the Drone Dudes

drone dudes

Filming extreme sports with a video camera slung over one’s shoulder is even more insane than throwing oneself off a bridge. This is why Drone Dudes have thrown everything they have into their radio-controlled octocopter, fitted with an HD camera operated from the ground. If you need an amazing shot, call them and they will arrive…
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