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Made in Oakland: How one city turned into an art and maker mecca

The Oakland maker scene is leading city-level change that will affect the future landscape of Oakland for industrial artists, small local businesses, and even the future of manufacturing in the Bay Area.

Mens Amplio is a Burning Man project that turns your thoughts into pyrotechnics

The Mens Amplio is larger-than-life interactive art piece that translates your thoughts into LED lighting and fiaaaah.

DIY biohackers play with bacteria at Genspace, a community science lab

GeekTech visits Genspace, a community biolab that opens it doors to non-scientist types who want to get into biotechnology and biohacking.

Emerging Objects has big, bold plans for 3D-printed rooms

A small Oakland-based company is out to make things out of wood, ceramic, newspaper, and even cement—and build structures with it, too.

Gizmo uses augmented reality to bring greeting cards into the 21st century

If you ever wanted a greeting card with a difference, check out the upcoming augmented reality Gizmo cards.

Meet the man who is 3D-printing a replica of a car

Ivan Sentch, a New Zealand retro car enthusiast, is 3D printing a replica car using a Solidoodle 2 printing that’s been printing non-stop since Christmas.

Meet the guy who built a Lego microscope that actually works

If you or your kids want to learn about biology while having fun, make a microscope out of Lego. Carl Merriam did.

3D printing on demand, delivered via vending machine

The Dreambox, a vending machine in Berkeley, California, contains a 3D printer that can print out almost anything you want: bottle openers, phone cases, or customized shot glasses, among other items.

Go inside MakerBot’s new 3D printer factory and see where people build the machine

We take a tour of MakerBot’s brand new 50,000 square foot factory.

How does the world’s first full-color 3D printer work? We ask its creators

We talk to botObjects co-founders Mike Duma and Martin Warner and learn more on the first-full color 3D printer.