Today MAKE editor-in-chief Mark Frauenfelder would like to introduce you to some of his favorite makers, and the projects they’ve brought to Maker Faire, through a special YouTube playlist. If you don’t know about Maker Faire, it’s a festive two-day exhibition of DIY invention and creativity held annually in several locations around the United States. Mark selected these videos from our Maker Faire channel to give you an idea of the amazing energy and enthusiasm you’ll experience at Maker Faire. Enjoy the playlist, and don’t forget to subscribe to the Maker Faire Channel on YouTube.
The playlist includes:
- Charles Guan’s motorized and treaded skateboard, which allows him to glide across grass-covered surfaces with ease
- Joe and John DiPrima’s ArcAttack, a performance group that creates electrifying melodies by controlling the frequency on a giant Tesla coil
- Bob Schneeveis and Grant Grundler’s Solar Electric Robot Chariot, which is pulled by a skateboarding robot
- Ryan Doyle and Teddy Lo’s Gon KiRin, a 69-foot steel and found-object, fire-breathing dragon
- Jordan Jin Stone’s illuminated sound-controlled Rainbow Shutter-Shades
- Ayah Bdeir’s littleBits, a system of electronic parts for play and prototyping
- MakerBot’s 3D printed turtle shell RC race cars
- Lindsay Lawlor’s life-size robot giraffe with colored spots.
- Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories’ giant reproduction of a 1965 digital binary computer kit called the Digi-Comp
- Nemo Gould’s Homunculus— a garbage robot fashioned from a recycled voltmeter, woodwind parts and vacuum tubes
- Bryce Moore’s custom furniture, made on a ShopBot CNC machine
- Josh Billions’ bicycle messenger bag that has a ring of vibrating motors sewn into its strap, whose positions correspond to compass points
- Bobbi Pires’ fire-spewing art bike
- Andrew Benson’s Praxis Zero guitars which have interchangeable bodies
- Zac Carroll’s moveable Front Porch, which is towed by a vintage tractor
Check out more videos from Maker Faire in the Bay Area, Detroit, and New York.