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Despite only a few weeks in the planning, TC Maker‘s faire featured 16 exhibitors and attracted more than 500 visitors — not bad for the hacker collective that didn’t even have a space 2 months ago.


There was a display of movie prop replicas, a display of circuit-bent gadgets, a wind turbine with blades ground from a length of 8″ PVC, rockets, and a stop-motion movie filming.

MAKE contributor and author Bill Gurstelle demonstrated some of his experiments with static electricity and experimental musician Tim Kaiser put on a show.

However, the hit of the show was the life-sized Operation game made by TC Maker members Jim Wygralak and Nick Lee, which consistently engaged both grown-ups and kids.

To see more pix of the event, check out the TC Maker Flickr pool.

John Baichtal

John Baichtal

My interests include writing, electronics, RPGs, scifi, hackers & hackerspaces, 3D printing, building sets & toys. @johnbaichtal

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  1. Erika Dodge on said:

    As a last-minute addition to the Minne-Faire show this past weekend, I was able to show, but not attend the entire day. If anyone is interested about my art pieces that were displayed (there were 4 pieces up on the side wall for the event), you can find out more at:

    The work was great- and I hope to be involved with the Mpls MAKER group in the future! Thanks everyone for a great show!

    erika dodge

  2. noise_is_life on said:

    Don’t miss the life recording of Tim’s performance.

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