Lorenzo Mannella

Waiting for #makerfairerome: tell us on social networks

Maker Faire Rome logo

It’s almost time for Maker Faire Rome to begin: every details is almost done, makers and speakers are gearing up for the biggest innovation event ever seen in Europe. What about you? Will you join us from October 3rd to 6th? Post with the hashtag #makerfairerome on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: interact with our team at Maker Faire…
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SparkTruck, how to put a makerspace on four wheels

sparktruck robot arm

What happens when a group of Stanford students decide it is time to give vent to their maker side? The answer that you least expect is of a tour on the road across the United States. It’s called SparkTruck and is a digital manufacturing workshop on four wheels equipped to build (almost) anything. The idea was initially named…
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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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