Researchers from the University of California presented a rubber-like material that is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions and can heal itself to regain all its fantastic properties.
Published 3 April 2017
The e-commerce giant Alibaba signed agreements to collaborate with Australian and New Zealand companies to launch pilot frameworks based on blockchain.
Published 28 March 2017
Preview of the winning prototypes of the Haptic Design Award exhibited at FabCafe Tokyo. When every object has a palpable soul...
Published 21 March 2017 by Cherise Fong
Revealing the invisible through color is the specialty of The Unseen. The British company’s latest creation is a hair dye that reacts to ambient temperature… or to your mood.
Published 14 March 2017 by Cherise Fong
Whistleblowers, journalists, activists, citizens: we all have the right to communicate privately and anonymously. Tips to protect yourself from the eyes and ears of all Big Brothers.
Published 12 March 2017
This March 14, one particularly numerically oriented artist duo decided to celebrate π Day (3/14) by launching an... unlimited edition artwork.
Published 7 March 2017 by Cherise Fong
Lifepatch is showing a modest retrospective in the prestigious ICC art and new media center in Tokyo. An opportunity to take a closer look at the discreet but passionate way of “making” of this Indonesian community.
Published 1 March 2017
On one side, Handle by Boston Dynamics, a military-grade equine robot that rolls, jumps and spins; on the other, Spider, an excavator commissioned to crush and remove nuclear debris in Fukushima.
Published 14 February 2017 by Cherise Fong
Opened six months ago within the avant-garde ArtScience Museum in Singapore’s newest commercial and tourist district, the FabCafe is the latest addition to the global network born in Tokyo in 2012.
Published 6 February 2017 by Cherise Fong
Do you find conductive ink pens too costly and recipes too chemical? A lab in Barcelona offers a simple method to make your own conductive ink at home.
Published 6 February 2017 by Cherise Fong
Anupama Gowda and Pavan Kumar, encountered at the FAB12 international fablab conference in Shenzhen, created the first fablab in Bangalore, India, under a metro station. For Makery, Anupama Gowda tells its story.
Published 2 February 2017
Tokyo 2020 organizing committee invites all residents of Japan to donate their obsolete electronic devices to manufacture 100% of the Olympic medals.
Published 10 January 2017 by Cherise Fong
For its 4th edition, the YouFab Global Creative Awards has selected 23 finalists. As we wait for the winners to be announced by Fabcafe Tokyo, here are our favorites.
Published 20 December 2016 by Cherise Fong
Not only is the didgeridoo one of the world’s oldest musical instruments, it can help treat asthma and sleep apnea. Best of all, anyone can make one out of a plastic pipe.
Published 13 December 2016 by Cherise Fong
Hong Kong’s first makerspace has created a prototype of the electric vehicle of the future... which looks like a dome on wheels.
Published 9 December 2016
Exactly one hundred years after his death in 1916, Japan’s most famous Meiji-era author, Natsume Soseki, was both commemorated and revived at a Tokyo University in the form of an android.
Published 6 December 2016 by Cherise Fong
Fablab Setagaya, the 18th and newest addition to the Fablab Japan network, is officially open since November 1, 2016 in a micro village of arts and crafts in the southwest of Tokyo.
Published 28 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
Bucket Drummer Masa, 28, doesn’t consider himself a maker musician. Playing his homemade, hand-tuned bucket drums and PVC pipe didgeridoo, however, are his DIY claim to fame.
Published 8 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
The aircraft imagined by anime master Hayao Miyazaki in “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” has become a reality, thanks to Japanese media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya.
Published 1 November 2016 by Cherise Fong
Every year in Cambodia, the Mekong River floods hundreds of hectares around Lake Tonlé Sap. A project by architect Jonathan Chhen allies ecotourism, ecodesign and social good.