We’re bringing along Drink Making Unit 2.0, one of our favorite combinations of tinkering and drinking. It will be serving non-alcoholic drinks during the event. Hope to see you there!
We’re hosting a fall open house, this Sunday, at Evil Mad Scientist headquarters in Silicon Valley. Please join us! Details are here.
This weekend is ComBots Cup VI at the San Mateo Expo center. This event is eloquently described over at Suicide Bots: “Dozens of robots makers from all over the globe have cast common sense to the wind and scattered the contents of their bank accounts in sacrifice to The Robot Gods in order to bring you one amazing weekend of total mechanical ridiculousness in the form of ear-searing, heart-stopping, insurance-adjuster-apoplexy-causing Robot Combat!”
The event runs Saturday and Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm and advance tickets are available here.
We’ll be running a few robots of our own (vs. eggs and pumpkins–not an entirely fair fight) and will be bringing robots and robot accessories for your last minute Halloween decorating needs. Hope to see you there!
As a part of Portland Cocktail Week, we’ll be participating in a cocktail robotics event called “Humans vs. Robots” at the Jupiter Hotel on Saturday night with Drink Making Unit 2.0. The event runs from 8 pm to midnight.
We’ll be there with a couple of other bay area barbots, Chassis and Cosmobot. We’re happy to be helping to propagate the impending robot uprising through the human fondness for alcoholic beverages.
We’re headed to the East Bay Mini Maker Faire this Sunday, October 16th at the Park Day School in Oakland. And we have a discount code for you! Enter EGGBOT to get 15% off tickets purchased online. We had a great time last year, and are excited to be taking the Eggbot back for more fun. We’re also bringing along the Ostrich Eggbot, which can fit even larger pumpkins. The lineup of makers for the event looks great, and the schedule includes an all-star cast of presenters, lots of workshops, and three music stages. Hope to see you there!
Photo by smerlo03 on flickr under cc-by-nc license.
Articulated hand from servo motors, fishing line, and energy chain.
HackPittsburgh used the Easy Cheese nozzle for direct and easy cheesy printing.
The Henry Ford staff were running some of their replica vehicles, including this steam motor bike.
The Power Races were highly entertaining.
This racer from OmniCorpDetroit even rickrolled the crowd. You can find a few more Maker Faire pictures in the flickr set.
We’ve also posted a few brightwork pictures from the Walter P. Chrysler Museum for those chrome lovers out there.
The Marine Mammal Center, located in Sausalito, California, is an institution dedicated to the study and health of marine mammals, particularly seals, sea lions, otters, and whales. In their extensive veterinary programs, they rescue, rehabilitate and often release many of these animals, and work to identify causes of illness and injury.
Visitors to the center can see some of the healthier patients (not the ones in the ICU) in these outdoor hospital pens shaded by solar panels as well as the research labs and a great many exhibits about these creatures.
We were recently invited to a behind-the-scenes tour of the center to get a first hand look at some of the amazing equipment and machinery that is needed to run a hospital for these unique patients.
In what follows, we’ll show you some of the neat things that most visitors don’t get to see, from glowing purple plasma to Nike missile silo blast doors.
We’ve just posted over 150 photos from this year’s Bay Area Maker Faire, in this here flickr set. What a blast!
(Above, Steve Hoefer demonstrates his Secret Knock Gumball Machine.)