Just outside Havana, in the childhood bedroom of illustrator Edel Rodriguez, a washing machine engine welded to a boat propeller has become a makeshift fan. This kind of cobbled-together contraption is common in Cuba. So are stoves that run on … Continue reading
Miles O’Brien reports from a gathering in California on a growing movement that embraces the art of making cool things and a quirky do-it-yourself spirit. Supporters see “making” as one way to overcome a crisis in American science and math education. Continue reading
More than 80,000 people descended on San Mateo in California’s Silicon Valley this weekend for the fifth annual Maker Faire, the world’s largest DIY — or Do-It-Yourself — festival.