Maker Faire Daily — A Dramatic Finish

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.

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By 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.

4023 Articles

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A fire-breathing pony, a giant fire-breathing dragon truck, three-dimensional printers, life-sized boardgames, pie-plate instruments, a walking video suit, an armored vehicle that does battle with the weather. A trip into the Twilight Zone? No, a day at Maker Faire.

Here are a few highlights from Maker Faire Daily. There’s lots more, along with some imbedded video snapshots. Check it out. And subscribe to the RSS feed, Twitter channel, and Facebook.

See you back here tomorrow for another trip into a world of MAKE believe.

MAKE founder Dale Dougherty, talking about making a maker movement, to get things rolling this morning.


A commenter on Boing Boing said Chester Winowiecki’s pie pan banjo uke should be called a panjo uke. Good idea! -Mark Frauenfelder

This is a truly beautiful replica of a stock ticker machine. Made from machined brass, it functions just like the original did using a 4 wire hookup. I managed to get a few moments with the creator and had him explain how it worked. This will be part of my “Day One Video” coming later tonight…

As a part time clock builder, I love finding out how stuff liked this worked. -Steve Hobley


“I am a camera” Trevor Horn once sang. Well that’s nothing, this guy is a television…and he’s showing The Simpsons! -Steve Hobley

Impromptu dance party and dramatic finish at the Power Racing Series. I3Detroit came all the way from the back of the starting grid to finish first in Saturday’s road course challenge. There were some Schumacher-level driving skills on display, including a three car wide pass on a course not designed for such thrilling shenanigans. -Michael Doyle

See these articles in their entirety, and more, on Maker Faire Daily. And check out the Full Schedule on the Maker Faire site for tomorrow’s activities, or download the Event Guide [PDF]