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Whenever you go to cover a tech conference, there's always an outing to a local bar to satiate the desire almost every journalist has to have a buzz on. When we went out for the obligatory brew at Computex this year, I had no idea I was about to get a lesson in 3D printing, electronics and foozball all at the same time. It's called Makerbar, and it's an awesome concept.

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Mankind might not be able to fly yet, but until that day comes it seems we're pretty happy to simulate the experience by strapping cameras to everything from falcons, to drones, to now even frisbees. Although that last one requires a cleverly designed mechanism so that the footage from a flying, spinning disc isn't completely sickening.

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The letterpress was a huge leap forward for mass communication when Johannes Gutenberg perfected the moveable type machine way back in the 1450s. These days, it's considered a specialty craft. But this tiny letterpress is thoroughly modern: It's assembled with parts printed on a standard 3D printer. Whoa.

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We’re big fans of Make here at Giz, so we’re excited by the first Australian Maker Faire at Swinburne University of Technology next month. Expect tinkering workshops and exhibitions for all sorts of technology and science, including DIY rockets and robots!

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ArcAttack graced us with their musical Tesla coils - and an entertaining interview - at last year's Gizmodo Gallery. And as impressed as we were with their performance then, I'm downright giddy that they've added the Dr Who theme to their repertoire.