I was thrilled to see the Touch Creature sculpture above by Talya Stein, especially after having seen an earlier version. She and I talked about the approachability of organic materials like wood. It was wonderful to see kids interacting with it.
I had a great conversation with Blythe Serrano, who I had met at a previous Maker Faire, about the material properties she has learned this year from experimenting with silicone casting. She makes light up pet collars, and generously shares her learning processes.
I loved this spatial magnetic field visualization by Inhye Lee. The three tubes in the center contain individually controllable electromagnets. The compasses spin in their spheres in response to the changing magnetic fields.
There are so many more I had the pleasure of connecting with and catching up with, including Becky Stern, Sophi Kravitz, Star Simpson, and Sally Byers. I love Maker Faire for the opportunity to bask in the glow (LED glow in some cases) of so many incredible women.
Windell will be giving a talk on Sunday at this year’s Maker Faire in New York.
You can catch the talk on Sunday, October 2, at 2:30 PM, on the Make: Show & Tell Stage.
Lindsay Wilson used a laser in a similar manner, first with long exposure photos, then with a UV laser and phosphorescent vinyl and then with a UV laser and cyanotype paper. The cyano print shown above is an example of his experiments drawing Lorentz attractor patterns.
iron freezer paper to back of fabric to stablize, tape down. Use Sharpie ‘Stained’ fabric markers.
— Laurel Pollard (@MrsPollardprime) August 15, 2016
Hands-on exhibits are presented Saturday and Sunday. You’ll find demos of 1960s minicomputers, 1970s homebrew systems, 1980s eight-bitters, and a few oddities. Some exhibits contain pristine original machines, while others focus on unique modern hacks, and everything in between.
The MOnSter 6502 will be there, too!
- Birds-eye-view of Ruins of San Francisco from Captive Airship (via @rrmutt) and description of the technique used: George Lawrence: A Giant in Kite Aerial Photography
- LOGO Turtle for Processing by Leah Buechley
- Buechley Woodworking
- LEGO Calculating Machine
- Luminary Pendant — a lovely little LED project
- A giant scale model of the Mississippi river basin from the 1940s, used to design flood controls.
- pcb-stackup: Create beautiful SVG stackups to preview circuit boards, starting from gerber data.
- A creepy “lifelike” LEGO minifigure costume
- Fontastic: A Processing library to create your own fonts.
- A two-hour retrospective by the “Vid Kidz” who created the classic video games Stargate and Robotron: 2084