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Citizen Science Musings: Maker Faire 2013

Gridbeam geodesic dome at Maker Faire 2013. Photo by Sheldon Greaves.

Maker Faire is generally fun, exuberant, irreverent, edgy, and nerdy as hell. This year was no exception. Continue reading…

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Maker Faire This Weekend!


Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Continue reading…

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Citizen Science Musings: And Now, A Word From Our Sponsor

It takes a lot to get an organization like CSL started, and to keep it going. We owe a debt to those who visit our blog, who write for it, who offer their energy and passion to help CSL grow.
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Soapmaking 101

Not wanting to just throw the lard out I decided to make something more useful out of it. My mother made soap and I have a book on soap-making that I got as a gift. So I decided to use the lard to make soap. Continue reading…

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