Logo and Nexo Blade

Hacking bar codes for your LEGO® set

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Building with LEGO® blocks is a fun way to capture young imaginations. Modern LEGO sets have become very elaborate, like the new Nexo Knights. These sets come with Nexo Powers, which are little shields that have a small picture on them, representing a special power that can be uploaded to an app by taking a picture of […]


Holiday Party 2016!

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On December 12, 2016, makers and friends gathered at Boston Makers for our second annual(!) holiday party. Since opening in April, our volunteer list has expanded to 50 people, and we were delighted to invite them to the space to say thank you with refreshments and a rad holiday-themed soundtrack by DJ Dayglow. Check out […]

A glance at Maker Faire Milwaukee

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We wish we could visit every maker faire in the country and see the incredible creative projects that people are working on–but at least we have ambassadors to report back! Take a look at these photos from Maker Faire Milwaukee, which was held September 24-25, 2016. All photos courtesy © Richard Glaser. Of course, 3D […]

Spin Cycle Part 2: Wake Up the Earth

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Rain didn’t stop crowds of budding artists to pedal and paint their way to masterpieces at Wake Up the Earth on May 7. Our Spin Cycle was a huge hit; thank you to our volunteers, artists, and parents who patiently watched their kids splatter paint everywhere. See photos of our Microcontroller Club building the Spin […]

We’re One!

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Boston Makers, Inc. received its official nonprofit status on May 5, 2015. That means we’re a year old! To celebrate this milestone and our relationship with CityPOP Egleston, today we’re revealing our new logo:   We hope you like it, too. At Wake Up The Earth on May 7, we’ll have a limited number of […]

Spin Cycle Part 1: Design and Build

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Our Microcontroller Club dedicated many evenings and weekends to learning and creating something new to them: a bicycle-powered spin art machine we dubbed the Spin Cycle. Check out photos of their work, from designs and models to drilling and final touches. Cheers to the MC for their hard work and creativity! Click here to see photos […]