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.
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!
We are once again excited to be helping judge the Hackaday Prize.
Now in its third year, the Hackaday Prize challenges the international community of designers and makers to address issues facing humanity through technology.
This year the prize is divided into five separate 5-week design challenges. The first one, Design Your Concept is ending on April 25th. It will be followed by Anything Goes, Citizen Scientist, Automation, and finally Assistive technologies, which ends on October 3rd.
20 projects will be chosen from each of the 5 rounds, and awarded $1000 per project. At the end of all 5 rounds, 100 projects in total will advance to the finals where 5 top prizes will be awarded: $150k, $25k, $10k, $10k and $5k. In addition the 1st place project will win a residency in the Supplyframe Design lab to develop their project further.
Barnes & Noble is putting on a Mini Maker Faire next weekend at stores across the country. As part of the event, Windell will be at the San Jose store on Friday, Nov. 6 at 1 pm with The Annotated Build-It-Yourself Science Laboratory.
You’re invited to our annual open house!
When: Thursday, November 19, 5 pm − 9 pm
Where: Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories
175 San Lazaro Ave, Suite 150
Sunnyvale, CA, 94086
This exhibit by artist Olafur Eliasson invites the public “to build their vision of a future city” with three tons of white Lego bricks. It was fun to see people building bridges between tables of buildings, rebuilding architectural features, adding words and symbols.
Today (October 12) is the last day of the project on the High Line.
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.