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Night Hikes and Meteors with HELIO and Sonoma County Regional Parks

Makers4Good is a proud sponsor of the Sonoma County Regional Parks “Star Gazing & Meteor Shower Social”: a potluck-style event bringing community members together to enjoy the meteor shower and planets with Sonoma County Regional Park Staff. The event was designed to have community members enjoy treats and meet one another while enjoying the splendors of our natural environment.

Makers4Good donated a case of HELIO light-weight solar lights, perfect for the kids in attendance to use while night-hiking with the rangers during this educational and fun ...

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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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Hackaday Prize Accepting Entries Now

The Hackaday Prize—organized by the eponymous Hackaday blog, and sponsored by several well-known companies operating in the hacker / electronics-enthusiast manufacturing space—is well underway, but it isn't too late to enter. The prize is designed to spur innovation by incentivizing individual hardware hackers to try new and interesting things:

The Hackaday Prize is a competition synonymous with creating for social change. Using your hardware, coding, scientific, design and mechanical abilities, you will make big changes in peoples' lives.

It's time to leverage ...

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San Mateo Maker Faire 2016 Was Amazing

Squid Tentacles, each mechanically operated independently by a spinning wheel

This past weekend was Maker Faire 2016 and I went to see "The Greatest Show And Tell on Earth". Suffice it to say, it was well worth the trip.

There are a number of sculptures scattered throughout the Faire, including a massive squid. The tentacles slowly sway and spin each completely independently. They are controlled by hand cranked wheels each operated from one corner of the fence—no electricity required.

One of the main attractions ...

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