The first of a few posts, of pictures that were taken
at the Maker Faire over the weekend.
Somebody told me that the Chronicle called it
"Burning Man Meets
Martha Stewart". It was a lot more than that.
The crowds were huge. Ever bigger than last year. We'd prepaid for our
tickets but the women behind the counter wasn't very efficient at checking
off our names from a printed list. You'd think with all this advanced tech
on show, that there could have been some sophisticated bar code scanning
arrangement like Fandango uses. People who had tried to to the right thing,
would have been through the gates in no time.
The first thing you see after entering the hall immediately behind the ticket
gates is the
Maker SHED. Lots of great things for sale. I ended up buying
a "kit" which consisted of the
Making Things Talk, an
a couple of sensors and various other electronic
components for me to experiment with. Hopefully more on this as I get
familiar with it. It's an unfortunate name and cover for the book. I'd seen it around
for months but assumed it was about hacking toys and adding speech synthesis.
Duncan got a couple boxes of
This was the first time I'd ever heard of them, but they've been engineered
to interconnect with recycled materials such as straws, cocktail straws,
icecream sticks, paper clips, water bottles,egg cartons, O-rings as well
as other construction kits like Lego, KNeX and Erector. It'll be interesting to see
what he comes up with.
We also bought a Blinkybug Kit.
I took lots of pictures. Lots of the exhibits from
last year were here again. This year, I just tried to
photograph different things. This first post is just some of the big things
that were outside. Okay, and the little birdie that was so cute.
I've got to wonder how they were delivered to the
fairgrounds and how long it took for then to be erected.
Here's the burning woman at the show. Plus one of the Martians they didn't use in
War of the Worlds.
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