Last night, a bunch of the MAKE team went to San Francisco to put on a little Maker Faire preview for attendees of the Google I/O conference at the Mascone Center. Besides MAKE/Make: Online, and Maker Shed, there were folks there from adafruit industries, Instructables, Evil Mad Scientist Labs, Sternlabs, Cyclcide, and more. We had a good time, met some interesting people, and convinced (hopefully) a bunch of them to join us for the Faire this weekend.

Here is one of the cool devices demoed at the Google I/O Conference Sandbox, It’s a dynamic Lego Bar Chart built using the Lego Mindstorms NXT System.

Lego Bar Chart

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy person’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • Varnster

    I’d love to see this hooked up to windows media player to act as an equaliser visualisation. Good use of the Mindstorms kit :D

  • Anonymous

    I really would like to refrain from making a comment about it looking phallic;
    Too late!
    They could have at least used a different color.

    • j2

      It’s muppet colored, pervert…

      The problem with this is that if I built something I’d want to keep it, and keep on developing, and mindstorms is too expensive.