Archive for the ‘Hack’ Category

MakerDays Eindhoven

‘Celebrating professional Manufacturers and passionate Makers’ MakerDays has the ambition to connect Manufacturers and Makers by celebrating their passion for and devotion to craftsmanship and freedom of creating the unthinkable. more via Home.

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Hack a Day: [Fran]‘s LEDs, Nixies, and VFDs.

With a love of blinky and glowey things, [Fran] has collected a lot of electronic display devices over the years. Now she’s doing a few teardowns and tutorials on some of her (and our) favorite parts: LEDs and VFD and Nixie tubes [Fran]‘s LEDs, Nixies, and VFDs..

Done Deal: Apple Confirms It Acquired Israeli 3D Sensor Company PrimeSense | TechCrunch

Well, it’s about time. After months of speculation and persistent rumors, Apple today confirmed that it indeed acquired Israeli 3D sensor company Primesense, as first reported by AllThingsD. Early reports pegged the transaction as costing Cupertino between $300 and $350 million, but ATD claims the figure was closer to $360 million and anyone hoping Apple […]

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What Hackers Should Know About Design Thinking

The closest thing to “design thinking” in startups is the concept of a “lean startup” and the related concept of pivoting–searching for an MVP in this kind of iterative way. But it’s not quite the same as Human Centric Design. Let’s start with the commonalities. This concept of staying lean and cycling quickly to try […]


The Open Book

From makerspaces to data wrangling schools to archives, the digital is being remixed by the open – and it is changing society as we know it. New concepts about public information, transparency and the Commons are combining in unprecedented ways, resulting in a breadth of transformative collaborations across the globe. The Open Book explores the […]

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Body Hacking: Sensory Perception & Technology As Art

For thousands of years, people have been modifying their bodies. But have you ever thought about extending your senses beyond the limits of human nature? That’s what body hackers do. And Madeline Schwartzman, professor at Barnard College and Parsons, has written a book featuring artistic examples of what happens when people improve the human apparatus […]

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Open Culture Data: Opening GLAM Data Bottom-up

Open Culture Data started as a grassroots movement at the end of 2011, with the aim to open up data in the cultural sector and stimulate (creative) reuse. In this context, we organised a hackathon, which resulted in the creation of 13 Open Culture Data apps. After this successful first half year, a solid network […]

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$10 Million to Build Star Trek Inspired Health Scanner

It’s hard to imagine a Star Trek away team without their tricorders waving back and forth, scanning for life forms. Was there anything those things couldn’t do, and might we primitive 21st century humans develop a similarly powerful handheld diagnostic technology? The Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize, announced in 2012, officially opened registration in early 2013 […]

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Hack. ← OHM2013

It’s not so much the activity itself, it’s the manner in which it is done. Hacking is an attitude, so much so, that today it has become its own sub-culture. The definition varies between places, being first born out of the 60′s academic culture at MIT into what we know and love now. From 0′s […]

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