Making, Citizen Science, and the Anticipated EPA Budget Reductions

I’ve had four things rolling in my head lately:

  1. The end of Dale Dougherty’s book Free to Make, in which he articulates a future for making;
  2. My own nagging sense that making should ideally serve some greater purpose;
  3. Some research I’m
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Toy Take Apart

Over the past few months, we’ve been piloting Toy Takeapart at our statewide MakerFest events and Michigan Makers after-school program. It’s pretty close to a sure-fire hit.

MM Toy Take Apart 11/22/2016

We visit our favorite end-of-the-line thrift store outlet, where we can buy electronic … Read more >

IFTTT Maker Channel

IFTTT (if this then that) is a really cool web service that you can use to connect disparate apps, social media, or internet accessible objects. If you haven’t heard of it before, I encourage you to check it out at … Read more >

The Maker Movement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

We don’t normally post about trade deals or topics that are roiling the political sphere, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership has some very direct impacts on makers and the maker movement.

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Image Credit: “What is TPP?” by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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