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    Video: CNN chronicles young girl building Pontiac Fiero

    At fourteen years of age, Kathryn DiMaria has already done what many self-proclaimed gearheads won't even attempt in their lifetimes. The Dearborn, Michigan teen is rebuilding a car from the ground up. The intrepid youngster asked her parents when she was just twelve to start a Pontiac Fiero ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: EcoV Electric low-speed electric vehicle

    EcoV Electric LSEV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Richard Marks spent 25 years as a General Motors engineer, and at the end of his tenure he was toiling away on the EV1. Following the now-infamous demise of GM's first electric vehicle, he went on to work for an assortment of ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: The Twinkie-mobile, it's all sweet sugary goodness inside

    Big Dog quadri-cycle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Among other classic machinery inside the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI is one of the earliest mid-1930s Oscar Meyer weinermobiles. In the parking lot outside was another motorized conveyance representing a classic American ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: 72-year-old building his own Ariel Atom clone

    Bert Campbell's Atom chassis – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Ariel Atom is an amazing piece of automotive minimalism and could be what Lotus founder Colin Chapman would build were he still with us today. However, not everyone can swing the price tag for an Atom. In the case of ...

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    Attention Car Makers: TechShop to open facility in Detroit with help from Ford

    Brutal Bus soapbock racer built at TechShop
    Attention all you engineers, technicians, assembly line workers and anyone else out there with great ideas in Southeast Michigan. Coinciding with the first ever Detroit Maker Faire that we have been covering over the last few days at the Henry Ford ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: Amick A2 wind-assisted electric vehicle

    Amick A2 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the makers we encountered setting up for the Maker Faire Detroit on Friday afternoon was Douglas Amick. Amick was unloading the A2, a three-wheeled, battery-powered, wind-assisted tandem-two-seater. The A2 was originally built by ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: Power Racing Series, as grassroots as it gets [w/Video]

    Power Racing Series – Click above for high-res image gallery
    One of the highlights of this weekend's Detroit Maker Faire was the Michigan premiere of a new grassroots racing event: the Power Racing Series. The brainchild of Jim Burke, the Power Racing Series is like LeMons in that the ...

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    Maker Faire Detroit 2010: Big Dog quadricycle

    Big Dog quadri-cycle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Friday afternoon, we had the opportunity to walk around the site of the first-ever Maker Faire Detroit while exhibitors were getting set up. Among the wheeled contraptions we encountered was the contraption you see above: the Big ...

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    Ford's cloud-computing future starts with students [w/video]

    Ford's American Journey 2.0 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you're even marginally interested in mobile technology, you know the future is in the cloud. Remote servers store your data, allowing you to access everything from contacts to music from a range of devices. That ...


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