Press

Below you can browse some of the most recent press releases and media coverage of our events.

Press Releases

MakerCon New York Kicks Off

Over 25 Startups Selected for MakerCon New York Innovation Showcase 

MakerCon Welcomes Minerva Tantoco, First New York City CTO, to Speaker Line-Up

MakerCon New York Announces Speaker Lineup, Themes, and Sessions

Intel and Cisco Join MakerCon New York as Presenting Sponsors

MakerCon New York Back for Second Year This September with Repeat Presenting Sponsors Cisco and Intel 

Intel and Cisco Sign On as Presenting Sponsors for MakerCon Bay Area 2015

Paul Saffo, Chris Anderson, Eben Upton Join Keynote Lineup for MakerCon 2015

MakerCon 2015 Moves to Palace of Fine Arts, New Home of Maker Media Lab


Media Coverage

MakerCon helps modern-day inventors turn ideas into products

A century ago, inventors showcased the Model T assembly line, electric fireplace and player piano at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San Francisco’s Palace of Fine Arts. This week, scores of modern-day inventors are gathering at the same site, formerly home to the Exploratorium, to show off their creations and explore how to turn them into products and companies. Read more »

MakerCon helps inventors bring products to market

Inventors and entrepreneurs from around the world met in San Francisco for the second annual MakerCon, which was held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Palace of Fine Arts. The event, which is a companion to this weekend’s Bay Area Maker Faire, is intended for makers who wish to turn their hobby into a product and bring it to market. Read more »

Maker Entrepreneurs Shine at MakerCon Launch Pad

10 Maker-based startups give a five-minute pitch of their product or idea to a panel of five judges. The judges deliberate and award a grand prize ($5,000 and free booth space at Maker Faire) to the most promising company. Read more »

Maker Movement Fuels Apps, Robots, And Internet Of Things

The newer MakerCon event aims to “celebrate makers and making,” highlight innovation and ingenuity, explore the potential of tools and technology, and “visualize the future.” Read more »

‘Think Meets Make’: Yale engineer argues for diverse creativity at 2014 MakerCon

Last week, undergraduates Ben Fischer, Jupen Soros, and Jordan Plotner gathered around a xylophone in Yale’s Center for Engineering Innovation & Design (CEID), ready to make music… Read more »

MakerCon — New “Big Tent” Conference For Makers — Debuts In NYC With 3DP-Related Roll-Outs

Maker Media, Inc. (MM) continues to coalesce new communities from its “Maker Movement” — a booming phenomenon that it both helped to birth and continues to support. Now, MM is reworking its offerings again… Read more »

Arduino announces open apartment at MakerCon

During today’s MakerCon keynote, Arduino Co-Founder Massimo Banzi announced that the company is working on an “open apartment” that will soon be available to rent… Read more »

MakerCon Expands NY World Maker Faire Activities

This year’s New York World Maker Faire will be preceded by MakerCon, a cool conference “By and For Makers” on September 17-18. With 52 speakers in 42 sessions organized into 4 tracks, MakerCon will cover a wide range of topics near and dear to the Maker movement… Read more »

Intel putting 3D scanners in consumer tablets next year, phones to follow

Intel has been working on a 3D scanner small enough to fit in the bezel of even the thinnest tablets. The company aims to have the technology in tablets from 2015, with CEO Brian Krzanich telling the crowd at MakerCon in New York on Thursday that he hopes to put the technology in phones as well…Read more »

Intel Offers $1 Million App Challenge – All Tablets to Ship With RealSense 3D Scanners Next Year

It’s quite incredible to think how quickly 3D scanning technology has come in only a few short years. If you were to step into your Delorean, and travel all the way back to a time when having access to a 3D scanner likely meant you worked in the medical field… Read More »

Intel Plans to Bring 3D Scanning to Tablets and Smartphones

Intel has been developing technology that brings 3D scanners to tablets, and plans to include the feature in consumer models by 2015. Next, the company expects to place the same technology in smartphones, in addition to incorporating 3D scanning cameras onto drones… Read More »

Intel set to release a wireless charging bowl later this year

Intel’s wireless charging bowl is on track to be released by the end of the year with the company still tight-lipped on how much the revolutionary device will end up costing… Read More »

2014 NYC MakerCon — Wrap-Up

I attended my first MakerCon today. The location — The old New York World’s Fair Ground. This years MakerCon (held Wed and Thur) and the big event itself — World Maker Faire NY has an international presence. Italy for example, is ‘officially’ attending… Read More »

Dremel 3D Idea Builder: Finally a user-friendly and budget-friendly 3D printer hits the market

Dremel, the go-to company of DIY hobbyists, made a surprising announcement at MakerCon in New York on Wednesday, stating that they would be offering a budget-friendly 3D printer… Read More »

Dremel announces personal 3D printer

Dremel, the company best known for its rotary power tool that’s used for everything from routing and sanding to carving and engraving, has announced that it’s taking a leap into the 21st century with its first consumer 3D printer – the Dremel 3D Idea Builder… Read More »

Dremel Unveils Idea Builder 3D Printer for Personal Use

Dremel, the creator of the rotary power tool, is shifting to 3D printing with the introduction of the 3D Idea Builder… Read More »

Makers, Engineers Mix at NY Event

QUEENS, New York – A consensus emerged among educators and engineers at New York’s Maker Conference, held at the New York Hall of Science here, that the maker movement will drive the next generation of tinkerers, thinkers, and scientists… Read More »

The Future of Making Products: How Software-Maker Autodesk Intends To Disrupt Manufacturing With Intelligence…AND 3DP

Autodesk—one of the old-line tech companies with the greatest commercial opportunities in new-line 3DP—enjoys leadership that can talk. Better: take the stage and educate, authenticate, prognosticate…AND inspire… Read More »

Media Contact


Vickie Welch
Vice President of Marketing, Maker Media
San Francisco, CA
415.806.0999