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Maker Movement Spreading its Wings in Egypt

In April, FabLab Egypt and the American embassy organized a two day Maker Faire in Cairo. Deemed the "Greatest Show and Tell on Earth," the festival exemplifies the invention, creativity, and resourcefulness that the Maker Movement can bring to the fields of technology, art science, and entrepreneurship. Having a community of makers, tech enthusiasts, tinkeerers, and scientists all in one place to showcase their talents and accomplishments is huge for the growing Maker Movement in Egypt.

The Maker Faire emphasized the significance and sheer creativity ...

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ENGIE and Watts of Love Team Up to Fight Darkness with Solar Lamps

All around the world, more than 1.1 billion people live in darkness when the sun goes down. In Guatemala, a staggering 20% of the population is deprived of electricity—a basic necessity most people take for granted. ENGIE Resources and Watts of Love have partnered together to bring sustainable solar lighting to remote villages without access to power in Guatemala. ENGIE Resources if the third largest retail electricity in the United States and has a rich history of philanthropic giving. Watts of Love is ...

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Maryland’s Maker Movement Influencing Manufacturing

For the first time in years, Maryland is experiencing a revival in its manufacturing sector, in large part due to the burgeoning maker movement. Originally established as a weekend meetup by hackers to build and tinker with robots and model planes, the sheer popularity of the one-time small maker events quickly grew into a full-fledged movement. Now, designers and entrepreneurs collaborate on their personal passions in maker spaces ranging from testing and scaling their products to building new, innovative prototypes.

With a significant drop in ...

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Maker Movement Benefiting the Gig Economy

If one were to have been walking around on the White House’s South Lawn on June 18th, 2014, they would have found the normally empty green pasture filed with numerous technologies ranging from a robotic giraffe to a 3-D papercraft dinosaur. In about five months’ time, we will be celebrating the three-year anniversary of the first ever White House Maker Faire. Hosted by President Barack Obama to inspire makers and builders across America, President Obama emphasized the importance and promise of the Maker Movement ...

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Opp Middle School Refreshes Its Library With a Makerspace

Sad as it is, going to a library to check out a book is quickly becoming a notion of the past. The Opp Middle School library was suffering from that same fate as fewer and fewer students even set foot in their library. A change in atmosphere was needed, as the OMS principal and librarian decided brainstorm ideas to remove the “quiet-only” stereotype libraries have and revolutionize their library into an innovative and interactive thinking space. Their very own maker space program was launched last ...

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