Maker MI

Maker Faire Comes To Lansing April 30

LANSING – The FIRST ever Lansing Maker Faire is coming Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th 2017 to the Meridian Mall. Lansing Maker Faire intersects the traditional science fair with the modern day innovation and engineering of the Maker Movement. Maker Faire has been nicknamed the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth—a family-friendly showcase

By |2017-03-10T09:53:49-05:00March 10th, 2017|Maker MI, New Products / Contracts|

Kalamazoo Candle Company Wins Makers’ Mart Competition – Pockets $5000 In Prizes

KALAMAZOO - Kalamazoo Candle Company earned the coveted Makers’ Mart title Thursday at Catalyst University, a daylong leadership event annually hosted by Southwest Michigan First. Kalamazoo Candle Company was selected by the 2,500 event attendees from a pool of four finalists—all regional product makers based in Southwest Michigan. The company wins $5,000 in cash and

By |2017-01-27T11:11:58-05:00January 27th, 2017|Entrepreneurs, Maker MI|

Applications Open For Southwest Michigan First Markers’ Mart Competition

KALAMAZOO - Southwest Michigan First is now accepting applications for its third annual Makers’ Mart competition where the winners get $2,500 in cash plus $2,500 in legal, marketing and accounting services. Catalyst University is scheduled for January 26, 2017, at Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo. Makers’ Mart competition finalists will have the opportunity to present their products

By |2016-08-30T20:56:48-04:00August 30th, 2016|Entrepreneurs, Maker MI, News|

Ann Arbor Maker Works Offers Variety Of Hands-On Maker Opportunities

Meetings at Maker Works Ann Arbor    ANN ARBOR - Whether you're a long-time member, a newcomer, or not a member at all, Maker Works hosts several different kinds of meetings in the shop regularly each month, and one of them could be just what you're looking for. From monthly maker-style show-and-tell, to robotics, to

By |2016-05-16T11:19:04-04:00May 16th, 2016|Maker MI, News|

Five Michigan Made Products To Help You Celebrate Valentine’s Day

DETROIT - Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? The sweetest holiday of the year is this weekend.  We know our readers might be in need of some lovely inspiration in the form of locally made goods. So, we’ve curated a few Michigan made items we think will help inspire your holiday next week. Enjoy and remember

By |2016-02-12T13:18:38-05:00February 12th, 2016|Entrepreneurs, Maker MI|

Michigan Tech 3-D Printer Recycling Effort Wins $25K Ford Grant

HOUGHTON — “It’s an octopus,” says Open Source Hardware Enterprise team member Ian Peoples, holding up a previously finished model as a nearby 3-D printer nozzle continues to lay down heated plastic filament in precise, fractional increments. Fellow team member Lucas Wilder proffers a blue bust of Yoda, further evidence of how 3-D printer stock,

By |2015-11-12T17:24:11-05:00November 12th, 2015|Maker MI|

U-M Seeks Host Libraries For Maker Workshops in Summer 2016

ANN ARBOR - The University of Michigan School of Information has been awarded three-year funding for the Making in Michigan Libraries project to help nine Michigan libraries develop Maker workshops next summer. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15. UMSI staff will hit the road in the summer of 2016 and 2017 to lead multi-day

By |2015-11-05T20:13:39-05:00November 5th, 2015|Maker MI|

M2 TechCast: Comcast Business’ Pamela Dover, Michigan Technological University’s Joshua Pearce On New 3D Printing Lab

FERNDALE – Pamela Dover, Senior Director of Business Development & Marketing for Comcast Business in Michigan, talks about several new service offerings including Comcast Business Voice Mobility, a new type of phone line with a mobile app. Also on the show, Joshua Pearce, Professor of Material Science and Electrical Engineering, at Michigan Technological University talks

By |2015-11-06T10:52:01-05:00November 4th, 2015|M2 TechCast, Maker MI, Podcasts|

Tech Tour Day Four, CMU Tops In Makers, Lakes

MOUNT PLEASANT - It’s tough to visit two schools in one day on the Tech Tour. Next time, Central Michigan University, you get more time. Because what I saw Monday afternoon begged for greater explanation. The CMU visit of The Engineering Society of Detroit’s 2015 Fall Tech Tour, sponsored by Michigan Technological University, had plenty

By |2015-10-23T13:24:51-04:00October 22nd, 2015|ESD, Maker MI|

Inventors Wanted By CNBC For Make A Millionaire Inventor Show

LOS ANGELES – CNBC’s Make Me A Millionaire Inventor is casting inventors of all kinds who want to team up with their experts to get their inventions seen by potential investors and industry buyers. If you are in inventor, CNBC wants to hear from you. But first ask yourself these questions: Do you have an

By |2015-10-22T19:27:10-04:00October 22nd, 2015|Featured, Maker MI|