In perhaps the most perfect Maker Faire spirit, the Fixers Collective brought broken things for people to fix. Broken 3D printer, anyone?
Sam Zeloof brought examples of his homemade integrated circuits along with documentation of his processes. He even made a small demo vacuum chamber to bring to the faire since the one he made and uses at home was heavier than he wanted to lug to the faire.
This great display project by Taezoo Park in front of the great hall utilized vintage portable televisions.
There are more photos up in our flickr album and there were many more wonderful things we didn’t get pictures of.
The All Yarns Are Beautiful project has just released a new version of the AYAB software, v0.90!
It’s a bugfix-release, that means it fixes mostly known issues and no additional features are introduced. This is necessary to get more stability in the software and to have solid foundation for future developments.
If you’re using our AYAB Interface, we’d encourage you to upgrade. If you want to contribute to this project that brings new life to old Brother knitting machines, head over to the announcement to read more.
See how microcontrollers and computers work at the most basic level! We built a functional transistor-scale model of the famous 6502 microprocessor. In this larger than life model, you can visualize internal states and the flow of data.
So dust off your BASIC skills, or visit the Vintage Computer Federation’s BASIC classroom at Maker Faire and then come try it out on the MOnSter 6502.
— adam j. sontag (@ajpiano) August 29, 2017
We’re in the process of moving into a nicer, bigger space, still in Sunnyvale, California. Our new shop location is 1285 Forgewood Avenue, and we’ll be closed on Monday, August 21 as part of the move.
We will be inviting you to our shopwarming party, which will be on October 7th, 4 pm – 8 pm, so please save the date!
Updated 9/30/17 to add time.
The precious metals used to repair the dishes are used to trigger sound or light, encouraging the participants to connect with the dishes in interesting ways. There’s much more detail on this intersection of craft and electronics over in Vanessa’s post about the workshop.