Several years ago, Peng Ziyun was at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, studying music and technology. She learned about sound engineering and wanted to build something of her own. But she didn't know how, and she didn't have anyone to teach her. An Internet search led her to Xinchejian, China's first formal "hackerspace," a community-run workshop where ordinary people tinker with everything from art projects to robots.
The largest congregation of DIY inspired exhibits is soon to take place at the New York Hall of Science. The World Maker Faire is an event which allows the worldwide DIY community to come together and show off their projects. With over 650 exhibits... Read More
The synthetic biology world is buzzing about the glow in the dark plant. A Stanford group has successfully funded a Kickstarter project to develop genetically modified plants. They are also distributing the seeds to these plants to donors that... Read More
I personally maintain that mankind is currently in the Stone Age of Biotechnology, as indicated in Figure 1 below;
Figure 1 - mankind looks under a rock in his search for answers to biology’s many mysteries.
With this understanding, it should stand... Read More
What are Makerspaces?
Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia, are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices. Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs: