Makers

OLAmobile acquires mobile performance marketing startup IconPeak for $10M

In what looks like a pretty decent exit for German company builder <a target="_blank" href="http://makers.do/">Makers</a>, two of its incubated startups have been acquired by performance marketing pla

Google planning AI tools for Pi makers this year

Google is intending to expand the dev tools available to makers using the Raspberry Pi microprocessor to power their projects this year -- potentially offering software tools for face- and emotion-rec

Chip Pro is a $16 computer empowering makers to build IoT gadgets

Say you want to create the next generation of voice recognition-enabled, AI-ensmartened, buzzword-laden gadget. The fist thing you need to do is pick a platform. Arduino isn't powerful enough. The Ras

National Science Foundation allots $1.5M to kid-focused maker projects

To celebrate 2016's Week of Making (don't tell me you forgot!), the National Science Foundation has awarded a total of $1.5 million to five small projects looking to get kids involved with STEM topics

Micromanufacturing the future

Micromanufacturing. As soon as I finish typing the word, my Grammarly spell checker promptly underscores it in red and suggests a replacement: “micro-manufacturing.” But this new spelling is about

Cities drive the maker movement

Bringing back local industry to cities helps build strong local economies and strengthens our workforce. The maker movement is encouraging entrepreneurs to share ideas, and the city is the central pla

#MakeAndTell

Last week a 14-year-old boy brought a tech project to school setting off a wave of controversy. He is a Maker and he wanted to show his teacher a fun thing he put together. The resulting reaction was

14-Year-Old Boy Arrested For Bringing Homemade Clock To School

A 14-year-old boy in Irving, Texas named Ahmed Mohamed was taken into police custody after he brought a homemade clock to school. The boy, who, according to a piece in the Dallas Morning News, “

Enabling Makers To Create “The Next Big Thing”

Makers have long been known as hobbyists or tinkers. However, with increased access to professional-grade tools, the maker movement is transforming business as usual. Through collaboration and connect

Makers: Pitch At Make It In Brooklyn In June, Gain Fortune And Glory

Everyone knows that Brooklyn is where it’s at (because I happen to live there) but did you know it’s also home to some amazing makers? We want to feature some of these fearless creators at

TC Makers: We Learn How MarkForged Prints Unbreakable Objects

We first met the folks at MarkForged at CES where they showed us their printer that could create nearly unbreakable objects. By weaving carbon fiber between layers of plastic, the team made some of th

Why Don’t Makers Have Higher Social Status?

Matt Burns wrote about a situation at his son’s school last week that could have happened almost anywhere in the United States. The school had organized a career day, and his son, who is seven years

TC Makers: Your World-Changing Project Could Send You To Space

Usually on TC Makers we visit a team or factory building something incredible. Now, however, we’re showcasing an incredible opportunity for you guys. The venerable Hackaday has announced what th

TC Makers: We Sample The Goods At The Dogfish Head Brewery

Beer is my favorite food. That means I was especially excited to be able to visit the Dogfish Head Brewery in Milton, DE, a palace dedicated to the production of some of the nicest beers around. Sam C

TC Makers: Inside The IT Room Of A High-Tech Cruise Ship

In order to prevent electrical fires, cables on a ship can’t be spliced. This means that a cable that starts at one end of the massive Quantum Of The Seas, Royal Caribbean’s latest pleasur

TechCrunch Makers: Bonobos Headquarters Ramps Up For The Holidays

When I first approached Bonobos for an episode of TC Makers I was convinced I’d be able to visit a huge warehouse at the edge of town where a gaggle of monkeys was sewing together travel jeans a

Designer Builds A 3D-Printable “Imura Revolver” In Honor Of Arrested Japanese Maker

When Japanese police arrested Yoshitomo Imura for printing his own revolvers, 3D printing advocates in some circles were up in arms. The guns, which only fired blanks, were simple test models called t

TC Makers: TechShop, The SF Workshop Where Hardware Is Born

I get to meet some amazing people during our TC Makers shoots and TechShop CEO Mark Hatch is no exception. A former Green Beret, Hatch is the kind of guy who can build a PCB in the morning and run a m

TC Makers: Making The Future With The Team At Formlabs

A few weeks ago I visited the headquarters of Formlabs in Somerville, Mass. where I had the pleasure of meeting the entire team in their small – but growing – workshop. There I saw a repai

Tindie, The Gadgets Marketplace For Makers, Ramps Up

I met Emile Petrone, the raffish owner of gadget marketplace <a target="_blank" href="https://www.tindie.com">Tindie</a>, a few weeks ago and he told me that I would like his site. It turns out I real
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