Hackers play around with the next generation of technology

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

"Hacker Spaces" are physical spaces for ordinary people to play with electronics. But they're also helping to create the technology we'll see in our households years from now. Takeaway producer Jim Colgan checked in on a “hacker space” in Brooklyn called NYC Resistor, where they were testing a homemade 3D printer that can be mass produced.

Plus: Click here for a Producer's Note from Jim.

Guests:

Jim Colgan

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Comments [1]

Mary

Going beyond the expected uses for electronics is great fun...whether or not it develops into something really useful. For those who, like me, need a "kick-start" in hacking devices, I recommend Make Magazine (www.makezine.com), from tech publisher O'Reilly, and Circuit Cellar (www.circuitcellar.com), which has some terrific projects, from solar panels to robots. I would also recommend the upcoming Trenton Computer Festival (www.tcf-nj.org), which features a robotics competition and a circuit-bending workshop.

Apr. 14 2009 08:42 AM

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