Preview some of the exciting projects upcoming at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 in this preview video by MAKE video intern Cameron Caywood.
We’ve prepared a few Editor’s Picks lists to help you navigate what will surely be our biggest event yet:
- First Time @ Maker Faire
- Art & Kinetic Art
- Places to take a break
- Attractions – Whoosh, Boom, Splat
- Activities for Kids Under 6
- Activities for Kids 6 to 12 Years Old
- Sustainable Living
- Space, Rockets & Flight
- Things That Glow or Burn
- Ultimate Maker Sponsors
- How-Tos: Learn a New Skill!
Things That Glow or Burn
- Digital Light Art with Bicycles
Create your own 3D spherical light painting, or draw a picture and see it in lights on the full-color bicycle wheel display!
- Neon Art Shop
See how neon signs are made! Watch experts demonstrate neon tubebending.
- ETFLED; E-Textile Flexible LED
A full-body suit of flexible LED panels. Viewed by the naked eye, the panels appear to shift color depending on your viewing angle.
- Tap Tap Animation
An experimental interactive installation where you are invited to actuate binary pixels (tap lights) to create simple patterns, images, and messages, which are captured by the time-lapse recording station.
- DIY Flame Tree – Add a Branch
Add your own fire branch to create a beautiful collaborative flame tree sculpture.
- Hardware Hacking with Mitch Altman
Come learn how to solder and make cool things with electronics!
- Kinect Hacks
Check out some of the innovative new user interfaces, game controls, 3D sculptures, and more that people have made using Kinect.
Garnet Hertz took the cabinet for the arcade game OutRun and made it into an awesome vehicle that actually drives!
- SpaceCamp Hackerspace Area
SpaceCamp gathers the leaders of popular hackerspaces and makerspaces together to share ideas, best practices, and knowledge. Come meet them!
- Move.Me – Hacked PS3 controllers
Fun applications for the PS3 Move controller: a draw bot, a music and light demo, and a claw bot.