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Preparations for Maker Faire Detroit were interrupted when a big storm hit, bringing flash flooding to the parking lot of The Henry Ford. “Fantastic,” said Katie Kunde, who enjoyed the cloudburst from inside the Maker Shed tent. Almost instantly, The LifeSize MouseTrap sat in the middle of a pond. The Power Wheel Racers were nearly underwater next to the flooded racetrack.

20120727 210036 Stormy Start to Maker Faire Detroit

20120727 210923 Stormy Start to Maker Faire Detroit

The thunderstorms passed in time for the maker mixer in the evening, and almost all the ground water had found its way to the storm drains.

Tomorrow’s weather is expected to be perfect for the opening day of Maker Faire Detroit.

Dale Dougherty

I’m founder of MAKE magazine and creator of Maker Faire, which are produced by Maker Media, where I’m Executive Chairman. I am also Chairman of the Maker Education Initiative (

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