We just got back from Maker Faire at the Hall of Science in Queens, New York.
WIKI: Maker Faire is an event created by Make Magazine to “celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset.”
We’ve been planning to go for a while and we’re glad we went, but $28 a person was a bit steep. It continues Sunday and you should check it out, or you can just look at my pictures.
Started off with some diode magnet battery assembling
DIY budget Segway
DJ wheelchair wheels turntables
The novelty moving toy car guy
Remote control mutant animal band
Life-size build your own mousetrap
Guy with wings
$50 programmable light display on your bicycle wheel, which would be awesome for that four hours you had it before it was stolen.
Robot made out of Gain detergent bottles
Metal looking plastic thing
Dog head old people scooter
The biggest thing at Maker Faire this year were 3D printing machines. We must have seen a hundred of them being used throughout the exhibition. You can basically reproduce any shape that you could ever imagine and print it out with hot melty plastic. The blue machine above retails for about $3,000.
A bigger one.
Stuff like this can be printed out from an image. Pretty damn cool.