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We had a great time at the 2015 World Maker Faire. The Great Hall has reopened after renovations.
Gamelatron was set up on the patio outside the hall and formed a meditative place of respite from the high energy of the rest of the faire.
Moat Boat Paddle Battle was hugely popular with their newly built raceway.
There were beautiful interactive flexible robot arms.
The Terrace on the Park formed a fabulous backdrop for the Power Racing Series.
We were completely wowed by the VEC9 vector arcade game. Every aspect of it showed obsessive attention to detail, and the tank controller felt amazing.
This cookiebot was made with the Fizzbit, a USB chargeable vibrobot platform by The Crafty Robot.
The rocket powered go cart was one of the more impressively dangerous projects. There were many more wonders to see, and you can see our full set of pictures from the event in the flickr album.
The first day of Maker Faire New York was great fun. We’ve found a several great clock projects so far, including this one, featuring image processing running on a Raspberry Pi.
Our friends at NYC Resistor brought a wonderful papercraft seven segment display clock.
At the end of the day, while talking with Tom and Massimo from Arduino, we ran into another maker with a clock project. Welcome to the maker community, Ahmed!
We had a great time at the Portland Mini Maker Faire at OMSI this weekend.
It was well attended by humans and robots alike.
There were some great activities including lapidary demonstrations.
We got to see some of the workshop areas at OMSI.
It was great to see our old friend, the Gravitram. The full set of photos is on flickr.
- Vintage Computer Inspired Soaps
- Vintage Computer Soap
- Don’t worry, it’s just ESD! (Electrostatic Discharge) (YouTube)
- CNC Toolkit: Free CAM tools for 5-axis machining
- Dear guy who just made my burrito (warning: contains strong language)
- Old-school Scientific Pen Plotter Teardown
- Inside a vintage core memory module
- Here is that noodle-slicing robot army you’ve always wanted.
- Easy woodworking puzzle to make: Golf ball in a block of wood.
Updated 9/2 to add language warning.