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MAKE alt.SXSW content badgeToday is the last official day of SXSW Interactive, and in a small park nestled behind the Austin Convention Center and I-35, the makers convened. Two tents—one for maker exhibits, one for an all-day DorkbotATX lineup of speakers—hosted a great array of makers showing and talking about projects.

Thanks to Dorkbot Austin, ATX Hackerspace, and SXSW for hosting. Here’s a glimpse at MAKE’s day at SXSWCreate.

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A handcrafted landscape from John P. Funk's animated YouTube series, "Captain Cozmic of Planet Patrol"

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10BitWorks hackerspace from San Antonio showing their hack on a RepRap Mendell 3D printer (it uses UAE parts vs. metric)

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The Giant Brain by professorconrad.com tested attendees for a variety of mental disorders, and provided reparation (not pictured) with medicinal tinctures and vibrating thought rectifiers.

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Michael McDaniel (father of twins, Senior Visual Designer at frogdesign, AND founder/CEO of Reaction Housing System) spoke about his obsession to create inexpensive, robust, and dignified temporary housing solutions for disaster relief.

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College of Lockpicking taught the fine art of cracking the physical code of common locks.

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Fraternizing in the SXSWCreate exhibitor tent—with MAKE and the MakerBot's new Replicator at the entry.

Sabrina Merlo

Sabrina is the Maker Faire Program Director. She works on stage content for the flagship fairs (Bay Area & New York), and also runs Maker Faire’s licensing program for locally and independently produced “Mini” Maker Faires. She also co-creates the East Bay Mini Maker Faire in her town, Oakland, CA.


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