Tagged with maker faire

Save the world with an eco-friendly Yurt!

Save the world with an eco-friendly Yurt!

Some people camp in tents. Will Taylor and Dave Winterbourne camp in their homemade yurt – a portable shelter traditionally used by nomads in the steppes of Central Asia. It is a step up from your usually festival accommodation and as Will says: “It’s a nice space to be in.” Visiting their ‘Yurtle’, as they … Continue reading

DIY Biology: Genetic testing in your kitchen

DIY Biology: Genetic testing in your kitchen

Creating your own laboratory sounds like the sort of thing a mad scientist would do to make Frankenstein’s Monster. But community labs, made in people’s kitchens, garages, sheds, are the homes for Do-It-Yourself Biology. Daniel Grushkin and Dr. Oliver Medvedik, co-founders of Genspace, the world’s first community lab for biotechnology based in New York City, … Continue reading

Preview: Maker Faire 2013 @ Centre for Life

Preview: Maker Faire 2013 @ Centre for Life

27 – 28 April Hundreds of inventions will fill the Centre for Life, Newcastle for the hugely popular Maker Faire. With past highlights being a fire-breathing dragon and a Rubik’s Cube solving robot, Maker Faire hopes to be an exciting event for tech geeks. Engineers, artists, DIYers, crafters, technologists and inventors will bring their projects … Continue reading