Month: May 2009

Applied Kinetic Arts at Maker Faire

Applied Kinetic Arts at Maker Faire

I was thrilled to host a panel discussion yesterday at Maker Faire with some of my favorite kinetic artists: Nemo Gould, Ben Cowden, Reuben Margolin, and Greg Brotherton. I was joined on the panel by Amy Brotherton, co-owner of Device Gallery in San Diego. The talk was entitled “Fantastic Contraption: The Device Artists,” referencing the […]

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See it, touch it, hear it explained in the Maker Shed

At Maker Faire you can actually touch an amazing collection of books, kits, projects and more in the Maker Shed. Come on by for a demo of some of the kits, meet the designers and makers of the kits, learn to solder on your own gear. It is really nice to check out the things […]

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Boy Makes Needle Felted Surfing Chicken at Maker Faire

Maker Faire: We missed this 5 year-old’s name while he was at the needle felting playground yesterday with Brookelynn Morris with his mom and brother, but he made the most awesome surfing chicken sculpture from wool! It even has some white froth at the edge of the wave.

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Make: Play Day

Kids of all stripes are having a really fun time learning and making their own creations at Make: Play Day. Michael Shiloh is sort of in charge, but the whole system is wonderfully self regulating. There are a couple of different areas, disassembling technojunk, building projects with the aid of a crew of dedicated and […]

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CNet coverage of Maker Faire robotics

CNet coverage of Maker Faire robotics

Daniel Terdiman, of CNet, has put together a nice package of pieces on Maker Faire, centered on the DIY robotics movement that annually finds expression here. Photos: DIY bringing robotics to the masses In search of a do-it-yourself Wall-E Photos: Getting ready at Maker Faire Snapshots from the 2009 Maker Faire Behind the scenes as […]

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Dale Wheat and the tiny kits

Dale Wheat has been messing about with kits, making a tiny collection of AVR based blinky kits. They may be the most inexpensive kits in the Maker Shed, but these kits have lots of features programmed into them. Most of the ones he shows here use programmable chips, so if you don’t like the programs […]

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