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A few of us from MAKE stopped by the build site for the Red Bull Creation event where teams have just 72 hours to kludge together something capable of transporting a human some distance. I just joined the judging panel and it’s exciting to see the teams’ ideas brewing now that the communal junkyard is empty and the sounds of cutoff wheels fill the Brooklyn waterfront. I can’t wait to see what emerges for Sunday’s big event. Above, a giant LED clock counts down the time remaining (designed by Raphael Abrams) and Eric Gradman of team Double Wide cuts some steel. More pictures after the jump.

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Welding area

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Hometown advantage? Alpha One Labs hackerspace is geographically closer to the north Brooklyn build site than any other team.

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Maker Faire crew scopes the grounds, photo by maker-in-chief Sherry Huss

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Scottie Chapman and a 10-ton bender

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • http://hackaday.com/ eliotphillips

    That Double Wide member is Eric Gradman who’s had quite a few projects featured on Make.

    • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

      Thanks!

    • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

      Thanks!

    • http://sternlab.org Becky Stern

      Thanks!

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  • http://david.rysdam.org/blog/ dr

    Scottie! I always liked her better than Kari because she seemed to know how to do stuff and also acted much more natural on camera.-