The moment after a Maker Faire is always a little depressing, to be honest. We all need to rest, decompress and recuperate, but a big portion of me wants it to keep going and going and going. Like forever. From the people to the projects to the moments, it’s all fascinating and I tried to make more of a point this year to not let them pass me by without some record (sounds silly, I know). My next post will be about my “favorite moment” but there really is no such thing at the faire – it’s all so wonderful, see for yourself:
solar popcorn popper
(watch it move, here.)
Make Play Day before
Make Play Day after
Gon KiRin at dusk
Chaos and KJ plexi stachers
(see more of the Vardo, here)
Vardo, house on wheels (inspired by gypsy wagons and western frontier living)
camera obscura with more-than-reality hi-definition
"Tapigami" is a giant room-sized installation of masking tape - wow!
this "HandyChair" was designed from reclaimed bike parts
Glad I got to see Ben Wilkinson-Raemer, if only briefly, at the Shapeways booth in Expo Hall
Maker Faire, the place you want to be when a once-in-a-lifetime type eclipse happens!
Stinky you Pirate you!
an orchestra in the sky!
kids tinkering with these ShopBot-cut interlocking wooden pieces, Kidchitecture!
(see Time to Change, here)
Gregory's giant 13-foot-tall clock made from salvaged bike components and frames
(see more Kinetic Sculpture Race boat-floats here)
a pedal-powered canoe, inspired by the likes of Baltimore's Kinetic Sculpture Race
kids learning the medieval art of beating the crap out of each other
(see more of The Crucible here)
The Crucible always rock my socks off with their instructional industrial arts booth
and robots - lots and LOTS of robots!
and like that, poof, it’s gone.
Lots lots lots more photos on my Flickr.