c.1300, "one who makes," also "God as creator," agent noun from make (v.). Specifically, "manufacturer" by late 14c. To meet (one's) maker "die" is attested by 1814.
"maker." Online Etymology Dictionary. Douglas Harper, Historian. 27 May. 2015. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/maker>.
The current table is a piece of furniture that also functions as a source of energy.
During the day it gathers and harvest energy from daylight to charge your appliances. It is the first piece of furniture that is harvesting energy indoors where utility and aesthetics are combined in everyday objects.
The kit is made out of very simple items; a piece of technology that contains memory, audio speakers, few wires, a keyboard and ofcourse the most important WI-FI. Only a case and a few stickers to make it your own and you are set with you're own computer made by you!
Ecovative challenged artists and designers by designing a ‘grow it yourself kit’ allowing them to grow their own designs. The material contains the vegetative part of fungi, which is natural glue. This way it can bind different parts together. To realize your designs you simply have to customize your mould, supply it with fungi and wait for it to glue itself and to become strong.
Borre Akkersdijk designed the BB.Suit 0.2 by experimenting with 3D knitting creating multifunctional graphics. Electric threads are implemented in the fabric giving it the capability to provide its wearer with Wi-Fi, GPS and plasma technologies. The plasma science creates a balloon of clean air around the suit guarding the wearer from polluted air. "Cold plasma technology is a really high voltage that splits up the particles in the air. It grabs the dust and then it drops, so all the bad particles in the air go down to the ground."
Simin Qiu designed an enriching Faucet that diminishes its usage of water and enriches a daily experience. The faucet weaves spirals of water creating crystal-like visuals. This radical and admirable aesthetics can mainstream environmental kindness.
Denis Karasahin created a 3D printed Cast revolutionizing the healing bones. The Osteoid instantly erases the drawbacks of a regular cast concerning itchiness, the inability to be exposed to water, odor, agility and its lack of fashionableness. Nevertheless, there’s an LIPUS pulse generator incorporated that will significantly quicken the healing process. The pulse generator can be manually placed maximizing its performance.
‘’You’re looking not hard enough’’ is what Graham Fink was told by his teachers. He replied by designing, together with Tobaii, a programme that lets you draw by solely using your eyes. Sensors detect where you’re looking and are directly reflected onto a screen by using a camera through filters and multi-algorithms. The line moves as you maneuverer your eyes through the screen eliminating the need of pencils and brushes.
Teresa van Dongen took inspiration from the bioluminescent bacteria in the sea that glow when blended with oxygen by the turning of each wave. She took, isolated and grew bacteria that are to be found on the skin of an octopus. The lamp consists out of a glass tube containing the bacteria and a counterweight at the other side. By giving the lamp a gentle push the oxygen and bacteria will intertwine causing the lamp to glow.
‘’Wired through the body, trapped in a dancing mind.’’ Asphyxia is an exertion combining different fields with technologies without commercial limitations, created by Maria Takeuchi and Frederico Philips. They used motion data together with Xbox One Kinect sensors capturing the dancer’s striking movement, which formed the utter base of Asphyxia. They applied several techniques and dynamic situations by using 3D devices creating a cinematic piece of work
MAYN puts the spotlight on the Makers, the vital catalysts who are the prime movers in new undertakings