• Project We Love
    867db3e1497524e9e4115009d24dccad original

    A wearable light that works with your wardrobe.

    A versatile, fashionable, wearable light that can clip to the edge of any piece of clothing--great for cycling, running, or walking at night. How have you lived without it?

  • Project We Love
    7873e52ed0a1423a21e3bf7d94de4567 original

    Reinvent learning: make science fun and invent the next generation of inventors!

    Kits for young inventors. These toys let kids invent, design, and sell their technology toys and products.

  • ROBOTS, ARTISANS & YOU collaborate to create custom-fit, vegan, eco-friendly sandals that express your personal style.

    Help these Makers go big, and get a four-headed CNC machine and more lasers to amp up their Vegas manufacturing facility. Because, well, shoes (and robots and lasers).

  • Project We Love
    2978b343f36e0c7e3ce00a80f29d0588 original

    Touchscreen LCD desktop 3D printer starting <$2k using LASER based tech for high speed prints, 7"x7"x9" build area, and detail.

    3D printing gets better & cheaper. Plus, lasers.

  • Project We Love
    052fddfbbe4693c7dc64fcecc2fecbf1 original

    An investigative documentary from director Brian Knappenberger about the life of the internet pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz.

    Aaron was a hacker, a deep thinker, a freedom fighter, and a Friend of O'Reilly. It's important to remember his story, and build on his amazing body of work.

  • Project We Love
    977939e2ea5066699fbbf16ce002b2ff original

    With the Othermill, custom circuits, product prototypes, and other 3D objects are at your fingertips.

    Awesome mini-milling machine, perfected for making custom circuit boards, but can cut almost everything. You know you want one.

  • Project We Love
    5a186386f438a62c123f702566564dec original

    Thanks to our wonderful backers for helping ensure that "THE TANK," an acoustical wonder and world class reverberant space, remains a valued musical resource for all to share

    Here's an endangered sonic space worth saving--a 60’ tall, 30’ wide rusted steel water tank. Listen to what it does to sound!

  • Five professional music videos. Made by middle schoolers. Covering debates in science history. Rosalind Franklin wants her Nobel Prize.

    How to get kids excited about science in those distracting "tween" years? Have 'em make videos of their own science rap, of course. "Now I'm gonna kick it, gonna kick it like Crick."

  • A full-featured alarm dock that intelligently screens your calls and quiets notifications to help you get more sleep.

    Take control of the beeps and flashes, and sleeep.

  • Project We Love
    9a3fc1957486c37ef42a4f88bce99ff6 original

    Bartendro is a modular and open-source cocktail dispensing robot!

    A robot that mixes drinks? Yes, please.

  • Project We Love
    040ff68637e8a822a46a79e0d7eb9f30 original

    A bright new way to take better photos. Carry this slim, wireless flash in your wallet and transform your photos with great light.

    An answer to the built-in problems with flashes on mobiles. Plus, cute.

  • Project We Love
    15bdd59c7088f7b3bb7244d29b06c785 original

    An anthology of feminist science fiction about bicycling. A few copies are left in print!

    Because the world absolutely needs "an anthology of feminist science fiction about bicycling."

  • Project We Love
    4411ca1d486c99bf951dd671b0c8a575 original

    Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, without copyright: a new recording adn digital score, now available at http://welltemperedclavier.org.

    Open source meets classical music.

  • Project We Love
    9e1d7a68c0a0321d58facab934ca4ed9 original

    It's time to update my 2005 book "Producing Open Source Software: How to Run a Successful Free Software Project". Help me do it right.

    A great author, a useful book, and a good cause.

  • Project We Love
    B8bafacb1073f6e68369716742322094 original

    Scan objects and rooms in 3D, play augmented reality games, and develop mobile apps with 3D vision. For iPad, yet hackable.

    And the consumer 3D sensing wave begins!

  • The Ffestiniog Englands are the world's oldest working narrow gauge engines. We're laser scanning them to make the most accurate kits.

    Build incredibly accurate (yay, laser scanning!) plastic models of 150-year-old train engines. Once you do that, learn how to pronounce Ffestiniog.

  • Project We Love
    D6bb6d28752bdbbe7fb7176b8983feb8 original

    Zero to Maker is part memoir, part guidebook for getting your own DIY project off the ground. If you're curious about the growing maker movement, start here.

    You, too, can be a Maker. David Lang lays out what he learned in his journey from unemployed office worker to co-founder of OpenROV, a DIY underwater robotics community startup.

  • Project We Love
    9240aeb5109ab9cf6df699b42f6e0e2e original

    CLOUDS is a documentary exploring creativity through the lens of code

    Many FOOs are featured in this beautifully filmed documentary about code as art.

  • A great app for kids! It's a physics based musical app, full of colorful shapes and fun multitouch gestures.

    Making music with physics? We'd think this was awesome even if it wasn't by our former intern (and the son of O'Reilly developer Tim Allwine).

  • Project We Love
    D5be35701d0c1de61c93d669ad2155f0 original

    LA Makerspace needs 3D Printers, a Laser Cutter, and Open Project Time for Members to Innovate.

    Awesome project to bring DIY community to LA

  • Washington is broken. You are not. Help DecodeDC report stories that really matter.

    In this new podcast, NPR vet Andrea Seabrook sets out to explain how the sausage of policy is made.

  • An interactive electronic story and activity book about the amazing Brain, for kids ages 7-11.

    A great way to teach kids about how their brain works.

  • Project We Love
    79ab5a35cd5e3567c1e4d9c0a7453b4f original

    Imagine the novel, updated. We're a new literary studio creating compelling, serialized stories for the future of reading.

    Stories, new forms for authors and readers, and the joy of old-fashioned anticipation--what's not to love?

  • Project We Love
    Aa4daaeb1c976dea49a24d18d141d99c original

    A bold mission to save species on the brink, from the Oscar-winning filmmakers of The Cove.

    A film on eco hacking to save the planet, from the Oceanic Preservation Society.

  • Project We Love
    9665995c92323e29d7c48a17409689dd original

    A feature-documentary telling the story of a human-powered journey across Bhutan exploring the Himalayan Kingdom's unique policy of Gross National Happiness.

    An exploration of what matters most, and a call for considered, responsible progress. Music by our favorite avant cellist, Friend (and neighbor) of O'Reilly Zoe Keating, plus the amazing Imogene Heap.

  • Project We Love
    58168b0bca4ec793e1a3348322b20abf original

    Fire up your creativity! Come to NYC this fall to meet and get inspired by today's most exciting cutting-edge tech artists.

    Art + Technology = Awesome.

  • Project We Love
    57bd36aff6491f39860bcfb7d8c4edd4 original

    This DIY kit helps analyze materials and contaminants. We need your help to build a library of open-source spectral data.

    Anyone with a smartphone can be an environmental detective--investigate chemical spills, diagnose crop diseases, identify contaminants in household products, even analyze homebrew beer.

  • The world's first portable STANDING DESK. Perfect for travelers, contractors, or those tight on space!

    Sitting kills. Stand wherever you're working.

  • Project We Love
    Dc45f6e873c228285ac1dba8817beabd original

    blink(1) is a small USB light to give you glanceable notice of anything on your computer or the internet.

    The great team behind the BlinkM is now creating a very simple ambient device. It's just an LED on a USB stick.

  • Project We Love
    4fd51d46af741df3f15b9c5ef5699adc original

    A long graphic novel about robots in a religious war with angels; at the center a half-breed girl who must save them all.

    Robots, angels, Kevin Kelly and crew. Who wouldn't want to read this?

  • We love mechanical pencils, fountain & rollerball pens, and stylus nibs so we pulled them all together in the ultimate creators set.

    If you need a pen & a stylus then the beautiful TAGTOOL might be the perfect choice.

  • Project We Love
    5cf325a8b55bbea37608a75b157a0042 original

    Sierra Zulu is a dark political sci-fi action comedy about the grotesque world we live in. And it has a frickin' creature!

    A feature film by art tech theory group monochrom, produced by the Vienna-based film production company Golden Girls.

  • Revolutionary posture sensor and mobile app. Your mom will never nag you again!

    Wearable posture sensor--you probably need it!

  • Project We Love
    417f2166ca6f3b3a81dfdd5ea2797825 original

    Eyebeam = open source & open content; to make what we do open to all, we are creating a new public space for books, exhibits & coffee.

    Eyebeam does an amazing job providing artists with technology support. Their events do a great job of showcasing the resulting work. Help them build out their space.

  • Project We Love
    Fd96cfa7f21ef3b2c395c209d9889f45 original

    We've launched another campaign for a new underwater drone...

    Making underwater exploration possible for everyone!

  • Nursery rhymes that address specific children's issues and also encourage them to independently discover the world of Shakespeare.

    This interactive app engages young children with beautiful music and uses language immersion techniques to introduce them to the world of Shakespeare. Daeshin is obsessed with Shakespeare (travels the world to Shakespeare festivals) and making the stories accessible to kids.

  • Project We Love
    329befabb80f865a0ba668b09d72ff2a original

    Cyberculture pioneer Gareth Branwyn (Boing Boing, Mondo 2000, Wired, MAKE) presents a compelling collection of his work.

    Great stuff from a guy who always has a smart (and entertaining) take on tech, the future, and everything.

  • Project We Love
    22e8879eca8de7cf5f06a008154e2664 original

    Modkit Micro is the easiest way to program a growing list of open hardware platforms from Arduino to Wiring.

    Scratch is a great way to learn to program. Modkit extends that model to hardware. Now go build a laser!

  • Project We Love
    32c96be0899381383f366d3d201f4e47 original

    Safecast launched a year ago thanks in part to Kickstarter. We're making an awesome limited edition geiger counter to say thanks!

    Help the Safecast team build an open hardware geiger counter. The project was originally started to collect data about Fukushima.

  • Project We Love
    5df518464dcfbb50b41022ba3a2beef6 original

    Now in its fourth year, XOXO started here on Kickstarter—selling every ticket to the inaugural event in two days.

    Andy has been chronicling and creating indie internet culture for years. This should be a great event.

  • Project We Love
    64943747b8583b7980aca7713b47f20b original

    Fully articulating, open source robotic Hexapod kit with 19 servos, powered by Arduino. Explore advanced robotics, kinematics, and programming.

    We love watching this toy walk. Seems like a great way to learn about robotics.

  • Project We Love
    0bc7529530ce2fa1207f587893a4298b original

    Ever played Mario on Play-Doh or Piano on Bananas? Alligator clip the Internet to your world and start inventing the future.

    Another engineering toy for kids (and adults). I've personally seen this one in action at MIT's Media Lab.

  • Project We Love
    9d3c4c23dc11cdc5122bb8a53e5758c4 original

    The toy where every young girl is an artist, engineer, architect and visionary!

    Great idea for getting girls involved in technology at a young age.

  • The easiest way to get Ruby on OSX

    Rails is coming back to OS X by core team member Yehuda Katz. Sounds awesome.

  • Galileo is an iOS-controlled, robotic motion platform for iPhones and iPod Touches.

    Really smart way to make any recent iOS device a remote sensing device.

  • Project We Love
    7ddd891ef3345aa8ab07802bcdb412ee original

    A big red truck filled with cutting-edge maker tools that goes from school to school, bringing the joy of building back to kids.

    Because schools need more making (and less sitting & listening).

  • Project We Love
    7a3498617b8adeaa168eaad79cd30d9f original

    Three essays, five thousand words each, every three months. We want to build a better conversation with you.

    Long-form essays on web-design by practitioners. "nuff said.

  • Project We Love
    1d615620d0852c9d816ec08da9cd7c3e original

    Newsmotion is a civic media, public art and documentary storytelling initiative.

    The OWS movement is launching a site for citizen journalism. It is designed to protect anonymous sources, while still getting their story heard. This platform will be open-sourced for movements around the world.

  • Project We Love
    Fea4db4ccd70ee3cb696e03218ab5d5b original

    The world is full of big stories. We don't want them to go missing.

    Investigative, in-depth and independent reporting on the sciences and technology

  • Project We Love
    F923c16ca592064eb17985db6020d2b8 original

    A transmedia project engaging audiences of all ages in the story of the technology that has changed humanity.

    Because history matters.

  • Project We Love
    6aa7d9a96436509b216ab87f6e31901f original

    A modern LED Clock that is beautiful to own, and beautiful to give. Easily change colors to match your decor.

    This beautiful device is open-source. We love seeing the Arduino used for consumer electronics.

  • Multi-touch keyboards and mice are the next generation in quality computer peripherals.

    It's just two steps away from the Minority Report.

  • Hello, Skater Girl is a photography book of girl skateboarders.

    Mobile researcher Julian Bleecker is sharing his other passion, skateboarding.

  • Project We Love
    92906e65d9274ad1d26a81dc9db98a15 original

    Traveling exhibition for an ongoing photographic project between two Colombian artists who share a love for cities + language.

    Photography, culture, language--what's not to like?

  • Project We Love
    9e3d0f84d3467e86ac0a829a5e6d53c2 original

    A wireless square with sensors and a simple web app to set rules, Twine tells you what your things are doing by email, text or Twitter.

    Pretty awesome looking project that'll help you connect your house & belongs to the internet in no time.

  • Project We Love
    8b48b6a0141ef18a172b1ded2ed3c2a5 original

    The goal is to donate 1,300 copies of this photo book of Guatemala's civil war to its public schools and universities.

    Get this book, "the visual memory of Guatemala's civil war," published and in the hands of every teacher in Guatemala.

  • Project We Love
    218c5744a5ca34c5c438bc8404ccbe74 original

    Down-to-the-minute weather prediction for your exact location. Accompanied by stunning high-resolution radar animations.

    Using public data to create value for everyone...

  • Project We Love
    D5e1daa7d7e0fef3e2eb093a56335dec original

    A how-to guide for independent learning, with concrete strategies plus stories of people who learn on their own and how they do it.

    Self-learning is good for the soul and author Kio Stark is a good person to guide you.

  • Project We Love
    5657118cbc6aa5ddf27a8da7d3ec72b1 original

    Sharing the world's first low-cost, DIY, open-source Tractor, Compressed Earth Brick Press, Power Cube, and Soil Pulverizer.

    Open source hardware powers community development.

  • TouchFire is a thin, feather-weight device that puts the "touch" back into typing - it makes your iPad feel like a normal keyboard!

    Touchscreens only go so far. Sometimes tactile feedback is the way to go.

  • Project We Love
    Be9e103773a7b32f6ee23596c32d32e9 original

    Romo is a highly functional robotic toy that uses your smartphone as its brain.

    I always knew my smartphone was a robot-in-waiting.

  • A movement is changing the way we learn and work. Bring a Maker Space to Cairo, help support DIY culture and entrepreneurship!

    Bring Maker Faire to Africa -- again!

  • Project We Love
    Eea254a04a6307825422bc54f95d1bbf original

    A book about applying topics from mathematics, physics, and generative algorithms to computational systems. With Processing!

    Already successful, but this project is so awesome (as is the author) that we had to highlight it.

  • Project We Love
    F91f6d2e0333d3bea0b099c67ba74ebe original

    The definitive, best of collection of provocative and inspiring short essays by bestselling author Scott Berkun.

    Berkun always has great ideas. His books are excellent at bringing the reader along for the ride.

  • Celebrate New England D.I.Y. with Rhode Island’s own Mini Maker Faire, held at Waterfire in the Creative Capital—Providence, RI.

    Bring the makers together!

  • Project We Love
    Efabde6b4ddedf795a795a884d399152 original

    Physical GIF turns animated GIFs into delightful coffee table toys. With a laser cutter and a strobe we give GIFs life off the screen.

    Moving something from online to offline is always challenging. I love the novel approach this project took.

  • Project We Love
    3ef3c8ed73b54f706965921ebfaa93a4 original

    Teagueduino is an open source electronic board that allows you to realize creative ideas without soldering or knowing how to code.

    Sometimes kits like this are the best way to learn something technical.

  • Project We Love
    Fcf47a6a58f391a3b49a5c01800e6296 original

    A well-designed plug-and-play heart-rate sensor for Arduino. Put live heartbeats into your project lickety-split.

    OS Health Hardware FTW!

  • Project We Love
    10c0e137935ac024f7e1434c4884ba60 original

    ExtraCore is a 1" x 1" 22 I/O pin Arduino Compatible. It's 1.7 grams and 16mhz of tiny Arduino style coolness.

    Arduino kicked off the OS hardware revolution. Keep it growing.

  • Project We Love
    24fa902669322a874e4751a3bd9ec117 original

    An alt-history Cold War-era spy adventure, told over 8 weeks online, by email, and through the post.

    From one of our Foos.

  • QuNeo is a break-through 3D pad controller for electronic musicians, digital DJs, VJs & DIY hackers providing multi-touch control.

    Mmmm, multi-touch controller....

  • A book series exploring the parts of JavaScript that we all think we understand but don't REALLY know.

    You're using JavaScript--why not grok it all the way? Help Kyle help you, with this "exploration of the mysterious, confusing, complex, and controversial parts of JavaScript."