Posts by Dawn Swain

Dawn Swain

Dawn Swain

Each of the long work tables in the main room have these power strips in the center for easy laptop use.

Maker Monday: Dallas Makerspace

All over the world, enclaves of creativity and invention are popping up. Groups of clever folk are building communities called hackerspaces or makerspaces, cooperative efforts wherein members contribute to a shared working space. They collectively work together to purchase large equipment that individuals would rarely be able to purchase on their own such as laser […] Read more

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The Perfect Match: the Make / RadioShack team-up

We sat down with Maker Media Vice President Sherry Huss and RadioShack Tech Senior Buyer Terry McGill to find out how the collaboration between the two companies came to be and what kinds of amazing things they’ve cooked up together. As far back as 2008, Make: magazine and RadioShack worked together, first through media buys […] Read more

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RadioShack Helps Fix Common Tech Woes in New “Fix it Friday” Series

In his new series called “Fix it Friday,” KTLA Tech Reporter Rich DeMuro is on a mission to help fix his viewer’s tech woes, and RadioShack is helping him make it a reality. The four-part series follows Rich and RadioShack working together to solve some common tech troubles experienced by his viewers. In the first […] Read more

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3D printing the perfect accessory for your Impossible Astronaut

A cherished (not so) few will recall that today, April 23rd, is Impossible Astronaut Day.  Not sure what we’re talking about?  Clearly, you need more exposure to Doctor Who. For those that already know who (and what) the Doctor is, we’ve collected a nice little list of 3D prints to get your nerd on proper: […] Read more

Call2Recycle celebrates 20 years as environmental recycling program leader

Fresh off the press (releases): ATLANTA and FORT WORTH, Texas (April 21, 2014) – Celebrating a 20-year partnership, RadioShack and Call2Recycle® announced today that the battery collection and recycling program is expanding to stores in Hawaii and Puerto Rico. In 1994, Call2Recycle was established as a non-profit stewardship program to collect, transport and recycle rechargeable […] Read more

Procrastination was never this fun – DIY projects

And to the last man, the cry did go out: today is Blah Blah Blah Day. It’s the national day of remembering that darned “honey-do” list. Cleaning the gutters, sorting the garage, getting the garden beds turned… Rearranging the attic, putting away the fall and winter clothes. Cold weather things go back into storage while […] Read more

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Chocolate Bunnies in 3D Printed Molds

Just in time for Easter, here comes a great little DIY project (3D printed mold pattern included). Making your own chocolate bunnies is pretty easy.  Chocolate is a very forgiving medium, and with a few little tips, you can make your own candies well before Mr. Cottontail’s big arrival. You’ll need: Bunny-shaped candy molds C-clamps […] Read more

Happy Birthday, Leonardo! The Grandfather of DIY

There are few figures who will come to mind as readily as Leonardo da Vinci when the topic of influence in science comes up. No other person has been as iconic or has contributed as much over so many disciplines as da Vinci, and it could be argued that our entire understanding of the universe […] Read more