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On Sunday afternoon at Maker Faire Austin, the lights went out. All power was lost in one whole area of the fairgrounds. It turned out that a dome tent from the camping area had taken flight in a dust devil and crashed into the power lines. Fernando Rizo got a couple of great shots of the tent moments before impact.

The story does not end well for the tent

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.


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  1. mlange.myopenid.com says:

    This is why you always spike your tents into the ground with those hooks they give you :x

  2. bubba says:

    spikes schmikes, if that were a Texan’s tent, he’d have had a couple of coolers full of lone star to hold it down. The ground is so hard around here this time of year you’d just bend those spikes in half :lol:

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