Can the fiascos of participative funding obstruct the success of crowdfunding? In November 2015 the mini-drone Zano burnt its wings despite 3 million euros raised on Kickstarter. Enquiry.
Published 3 December 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
With fishing line, a glass marble and an electronic scale, two researchers reproduced in vitro the effects of climate change on the oceans.
Published 26 November 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
The Bourdaisière micro-farm can be found behind a majestic castle, Loire valley oblige. A paradox for this “farm of the future” where simplicity prevails.
Published 20 November 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
DIY, inexpensive and open source: Open Source Ecology has been reinventing collaborative energy. The French branch is launching its first project, the solar concentrator.
Published 2 November 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
The Turner Prize, Britain's prestigious art prize, is known for championing experimental art. Among the 2015 finalists is an architects collective nominated for a social project, in Liverpool.
Published 27 October 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
A hair drier, what for? In less than three hours, we turned our old Babyliss into an Atari Punk Console with sinusoidal sounds.
Published 29 September 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
After a German man exploded the RFID chip of his ID card in the microwave oven, Makery researched the the most efficient techniques. At your own risk and peril
Published 15 September 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
The city of Colombes, near Paris, is tearing down the local farm R-Urban… in order to make way for a parking lot. Report at Agrocité.
Published 15 July 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
Promoting collaborative urban planning for the past 15 years, Alain Renk hits the mark with Wikibuilding, preselected for the Reinventing Paris competition.
Published 29 June 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
39 degrees... so what? Makery shows you how to keep cool despite the heatwave with DIY air-conditioners that can be built in less than 15 minutes. A little sweat for lots of comfort.
Published 19 June 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
While French Prime Minister Manuel Valls presented his government's digital strategy at La Gaîté lyrique in Paris, the open software community met not far for Pas Sage en Seine.
Published 2 June 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
Fi Scott, a designer/maker, lists Scotland’s makers and manufacturers on the Scottish platform Make Works. A sort of Airbnb of makers.
Published 26 May 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
Wikimedia France held a hackathon near Lyon from May 23rd to 25th, where 250 members of a community with millions of volunteer contributors got together to improve the sharing of knowledge.
Published 11 May 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
It’s possible to recreate the pleasant analogue fuzz of Moog era synthesizers without breaking the bank. At Shoogle studios in Glasgow, Makery built a synth for ten pounds.
Published 21 April 2015 by Elsa Ferreira
Last Saturday night Jardin d’Alice hosted the event: ‘BYOB’, or Bring Your Own Beamer, an open stage for artists working within the audio-visual medium. Makery was there.