• Let’s Make a Better World at Maker Faire Rome Oktober 1, 2014
    Let’s Make! (A Better World) is the title of the Maker Faire Rome Opening Conference  taking place tomorrow October 2 on the stage of Sinopoli Hall at the Auditorium Parco della Musica from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Many of the actors of the Third Industrial Revolution are going to unfold how this is changing our […]
  • Arduino MATERIA 101: simplifying access to the world of 3D printing September 30, 2014
    After the sneak peak of some days ago, we are happy to officially announce the Arduino 3d printer . Completely open source and affordable, Arduino Materia 101 (more pics) is a device aiming at simplifying access to the world of 3D printing and rapid prototyping. Materia 101 is a precision 3D printer running on Arduino Mega, designed […]
  • A “Draw it yourself” midi controller with a 3d-printed case September 26, 2014
    ‘Draw It Yourself’ is a MIDI controller created by Dani Sanz which uses conductive ink as push-buttons. It is based on Arduino Uno and uses a capacitive sensor to determine whether the drawn buttons are being touched or not: This was my second semester project for the Interactive Music Systems Design Course (CDSIM) at the […]
  • Kickstarter in London! September 30, 2014
    For the past two years, it’s been our honor and joy to help creative projects in the UK come to life. That’s why Kickstarter is coming to London to celebrate with a series of events — seven events in four days, to be more specific! October 14-18th, we’ll host a series of talks with artists, creators, and Kickstarter staff on topics surrounding creativity and
  • Meet the Team: Katie N. and Nigel September 26, 2014
    We thought it would be nice to introduce ourselves. So every so often, a couple members of the Kickstarter team will be saying hello, and picking out a few projects — past or present, successful or not — that they're especially fond of. (They will also be posing for GIFs. The GIFs are mandatory.)This week, meet Katie N. and Nigel: Katie Needs (@katienee
  • Independence and the Creative Life: Thoughts From XOXO September 24, 2014
    One theme kept popping up at the XOXO conference and festival in Portland earlier this month: being a creative person on the Internet in 2014 can be both awesome and scary. XOXO, which first launched on Kickstarter in 2010, attracts a broad spectrum of independent-minded makers and creators. Here are some snippets from talks and conversations at the conferen
  • Everyone should be a maker. So how do we get there? September 30, 2014
    This week's podcast goes from disruption (of the intercom market) to degradation (discussing the inverse of a graceful degradation problem as applied to the smart home. Listen up. Everyone should be a maker. So how do we get there? originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • Learning lightbulbs, Logitech’s new hub and the ideal smart home owner September 23, 2014
    This week's podcast covers a bunch of topics from a hub to handle your many home hubs, to a smart light bulb that responds to you and your environment. Learning lightbulbs, Logitech’s new hub and the ideal smart home owner originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…
  • This may be the killer app for the smart home, plus thoughts on wearables September 16, 2014
    I've traded my two $70 thermostats for $500 worth of thermostats, and I'm not yet sure it has been worth it. This week we welcome Ecobee's co-CEO and discuss Apple's watch. This may be the killer app for the smart home, plus thoughts on wearables originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2014. Continue reading…