Maker Faire NYC 2011 Video
Maker Faire made it's NYC debut this weekend at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, bringing a vast range of "makers" together to share their projects and inspire each other and the public.
Tom Merritt shows you a cool car hack from Maker Faire as well as a tiny MP3 player, a huge laptop, and more.
From the mailroom to "Move," to "One A.M." and beyond, Diverse innovates. A self-described poet, his rhymes are true. Shunning the pseudo-hard stance taken by some emcees in favor of everyday human experience, Diverse consistently ups the ante. Over the course of numerous releases and collaborations, his rhymes have shown that flash and substance don?t necessarily have to be adversaries. "Move" was released on Chocolate Industries in 2001, receiving a strong response from critics and listeners alike. A collaboration with Mos Def on the first installment of "Urban Renewal Program" followed soon thereafter; "Wylin? Out" would go on to dominate college radio airwaves for the better part of the summer. The "Certified/Build" 12" was enough to keep heads happy for a minute, but soon the pressure would be on. Diverse?s debut full-length "One A.M." dropped in the latter part of 2003 to critical acclaim, featuring collaborations with Jean Grae, Prefuse 73 and Madlib among others. The tour appearances and showcases that followed packed venues, seeing fans channel the same charismatic energy that keeps our guy in the studio late at night. With a grueling tour schedule and verbal delivery that would make UPS envious, Diverse has still found time to collaborate with other artists and work on fresh releases of his own. Be on the lookout for the next full-length, "Round About," in your area sometime next year.
Electric giraffes? Got it! Playing with hot metal? Got that, too! Brian Tong checks out the Maker Faire in San Mateo for everything do-it-yourself.
Building the Academy of Sciences' new home in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park was understandably a challenge. With its undulating garden-topped roof, twin domes, and environmentally friendly features, this $484 million project is one of a kind. CNET News.com reporter Kara Tsuboi learns more about the "virtual building" program that took architect Renzo Piano's sketches and made them a reality.
No kid wants to be the one that blends into a crowd. That's why it's important to start young when setting your children up for a lifetime filled with the nostalgic irony that comes with being tragically hip. Of course, they may not like you when they grow older, but that's fashionable too, right?
Eric and Donald reflect on their time at Maker Faire 2011 and encounters with robots, propane, and high-voltage sculpture, and wacky automobiles.
At D9, a young entrepreneur shows her invention: Wireless power transfer over ultrasound.
On Sunday, September 28, "60 Minutes" investigates the biggest science experiment in history.