Rutgers hosted its fifth HackRU, which is the University’s largest hackathon event. It features tech designers, computer junkies and app developers dedicating 24 hours to creating a wholly new project, such as Party Photobot, which tracks and photographs partygoers. This semester’s incarnation was a milestone before it even began. It was held in the Louis Brown Athletic Center on Livingston campus — a venue that dwarfed the various student centers where HackRU has been held in in the past.
The New Jersey State Library and LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative, have partnered to launch “New Jersey Library Makerspaces – The Leading Edge,” an initiative that combines equipment with community-driven innovation, and provides library patrons with the tools and space to collaborate to design and build manufactured work.
The largest congregation of DIY inspired exhibits is soon to take place at the New York Hall of Science. The World Maker Faire is an event which allows the worldwide DIY community to come together and show off their projects. With over 650 exhibits... Read More
The synthetic biology world is buzzing about the glow in the dark plant. A Stanford group has successfully funded a Kickstarter project to develop genetically modified plants. They are also distributing the seeds to these plants to donors that... Read More
I personally maintain that mankind is currently in the Stone Age of Biotechnology, as indicated in Figure 1 below;
Figure 1 - mankind looks under a rock in his search for answers to biology’s many mysteries.
With this understanding, it should stand... Read More
What are Makerspaces?
Makerspaces (also known as Hackerspaces, Creative Spaces, Fab Labs, Makelabs and in California - Makerhoods), according to Wikipedia, are open community labs where members with common interests (e.g., engineering, computer programming, inventing, graphic design, etc.) gather to share resources, knowledge, career networking and build new devices. Generally, makerspaces are designed to meet the following needs: