In Japan, where traditional agricultural practices are aging fast, research looks toward connected solutions. Sensprout and Techrice are two rising projects using environmental sensors.
Published 9 November 2015 by Cherise Fong
Makery collected a few stellar samples of DIY clocks kits to suit a wide range of more or less mathematical minds...
Published 19 October 2015 by Cherise Fong
The makers of the start-up Akafugu in Tokyo offer open source kits to build your own design objects using old Nixie and VFD tubes.
Published 13 October 2015 by Cherise Fong
“Don’t Follow the Wind” is an invisible exhibition inside the contaminated Fukushima's Exclusion Zone. For the awareness of future generations.
Published 5 October 2015 by Cherise Fong
Inspired by Instructables, Fabble is a budding Japanese website for sharing geeky but poetic DIY projects.
Published 11 August 2015 by Cherise Fong
Amidst the rice paddies of Chiba in Japan, three co-founders of Tokyo HackerSpace created Hacker Farm, a rural hackerspace to build stuff and live green.
Published 20 July 2015 by Cherise Fong
Why is there only one hackerspace in Tokyo? It has moved around a lot over the past 6 years, all the way to this quiet garage northwest of the city, where Makery paid a visit.
Published 10 April 2015 by Cherise Fong
Folded cranes dancing in sync—paper animation, puppet gadgetry, or Japanese traditional art revisited? Discover the Ugoita collective.
Published 30 March 2015 by Cherise Fong
Japanese maker Toshitatsu Munakata has designed a kit inspired by pteranodon to build a machine that flaps its wings.
Published 3 February 2015 by Cherise Fong
YCAM in Yamaguchi opens its media arts production to prototyping and open source, beginning with its in-house fablab, Edu Lab.
Published 20 January 2015 by Cherise Fong
A visit to Kyushu, better known for its natural hot springs (from volcanic sand to melting mud to boiling waters), which also has its own reserve of digital hot spots.
Published 28 November 2014 by Cherise Fong
On November 23-24, 300 Japanese makers came together at Tokyo Big Sight to show off their latest designs and inventions at Maker Faire Tokyo.
Published 4 November 2014 by Cherise Fong
Launched in Tokyo after the Fukushima disaster in 2011, Safecast measures nuclear radiation with a DIY device and shares the data on an open map. Makery met the core team behind the project.
Published 7 October 2014 by Cherise Fong
Digital fabrication spaces in Tokyo are adapted to local culture, mostly based on consumption.
Published 17 June 2014 by Cherise Fong
Wacky, playful, experimental projects at the Interactive Show 2014 of NYC Resistor, the Brooklyn-based hackerspace.