Maker Faire and so much more!

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Submitted by TechNinja on June 1, 2011 - 2:50am

May 21st brought us to the 10th annual Maker Faire (The 6th in San Mateo), with Sylvia and I running two demos at the Make: Live stage.

Our very first time presenting together, the demos were a little harrowing, but still lots of fun. For the first demo we showed everyone how to mold and cast a miniature pointer finger we’d made out of sculpey. Little urethane resin pointer fingers When the demo was done, we gave out a bunch of finished Composicast urethane resin mini pointers to everyone! The audience had a great time and so did we.

For our second demo, we attempted to show off and of our version of an Arduino Laser Tripwire Alarm, though because of laser and microphone difficulties, it ended quickly and without much fanfare. At least we had some fun with it, and the code is out there for all to use and enjoy.

Sylvia gets out of school soon for summer break, and she'll be posting up her own log of the incredible makers she met and things she did this year. Not to be missed!

As for the future; we’ve signed up with Make Magazine to do a volley of Mini Maker shows, about once a month (or more often if we can make it) for the summer and beyond, as long as we can keep the show ideas flowing, and near as we can tell, there’s plenty to be made. We're also going to start a brand new post section called "Show and Tell", that chronicles the adventures of people like you, kids, adults, teachers, moms, ninjas and the rest. People who actually got out there and made something because of the show, and want to tell the world.

If you or someone you know made something and feel proud about it, drop us a line on our contact form!

At the end of June we’re heading off to Maker Faire Kansas City, our very first out of state Maker Faire! We’re going to try and do something great for the community there, and hope to see all our favorite makers, and hundreds of new ones. Arc Attack will be there, and maybe Sylvia and I can work up the courage to get in the Faraday cage like Adam ;)

Obviously we'll have to work on our "Robot" skills that don't involve servos and micro-controllers.


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Submitted by Jonathana (not verified) on November 16, 2011 - 8:48pm

The Make Faire events are so exciting and I don’t think that there is a single art lover out there who would like to be a part of the DIY “festival” where there is something new to be learnt!! I am sure that the mini posters that were made and given away must have been a nice memento to take away from this event!! With so many more of similar events coming up, there sure is going to be a lot more people coming to learn from it and have a nice time!!

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Submitted by Ana Gomez (not verified) on December 1, 2011 - 3:55am

Hi Sylvia,

In the past I didn't pay a lot of attention to the maker videos -my husband does... he's a proud owner of a mini maker bot.
Thanks to him I discovered your videos and I love them. You (all) make "make" entertaining and fun.
Thanks to you I'm now hooked on the mini-maker section.

Keep up the good work.

Hugs from Spain.