Voting is officially underway for the Road to Maker Faire Challenge, presented by Esurance. One lucky maker will receive $2,500 to bring their project to Maker Faire Bay Area next month. But first things first: for the next six days, the 37 projects below will be competing for your votes.
- You can vote once per day per project.
- Vote for as many projects per day as you wish.
- Scroll through the project images below, and click ‘Vote for this project’ to do exactly that.
- We’re utilizing a platform integrated with Facebook to track the vote count. If you click “Share on my Wall” your vote will be public, otherwise it remains anonymous.
- After the top ten finalists are chosen by Public Vote, a panel of judges will select the Winner and two runners-up.
Arduino Powered Wall Drawing Robot
The Hello World Program is an educational puppet show for aspiring makers to learn about robotics, electronics, programming and digital media.
DARwIn-OP is an acronym for Dynamic Anthropomorphic Robot with Intelligence – Open Platform or DARwIn for short.
Make an Artificial Flower That Lights Up When You Water It with Lemon Juice.
Worlds first rubber band shotgun kit with 3 modes of firing.
This was a three year build aimed at making an exact, hand made, animatronic replica of the robot WALL-E, from the film of the same name.
Travel chess set that you can play a 3 dimensional game on! When finished everything packs flat! Perfect for your hectic on the go lifestyle! Fits easy in any backpack or purse!
AirBnb for Makers. ThingShare is a Collaborative Consumption platform for makers to share tools and consumables.
Garden lights that sparkle when the wind blows. The stronger the wind blows, the more they light up.
ChipiKart is a very tiny electric racer. It’s all the fun you can fit into a lawn tractor seat.
Is it a time machine? A MIDI controller? A sound board? An art sculpture? Yes!
We just call it awesome.
Custom Prosthetics and Super-human Armor systems.
Using a 3d printer, CNC Router, Arduino, attiny85 and simple electronics, I’ve encased a tickle-me-elmo doll in Carbonite, like Han Solo, and it still wiggles, giggles, and tickles.
MuMu watching and re-projecting Mei’s memories.
A simple laser light show with 3D printed parts, motors, mirrors, potentiometers, and some batteries.
Robotic Drawing Arm Kit
Trailer mounted “Human Power Conversion Unit”. Allows up to sixteen operators; working as a team, to drive a capstan style interface. The teams collective kinetic energy is converted to A/C power via gearbox and generator. Power is used to operate lights, powertools, and battery chargers to store energy.
Building a 3D Molten Glass Printer with a Vitrigraph kiln.
A modular N scale model railroad enhanced with Arduino-powered features.
Think of a giant sized ant farm, the windmill, the farm and the field, but in the field something is moving….it’s a gopher!
ModelBox 3D is a fast and affordable 3D rapid prototyping solution. You can take any 3D model, slice it with our software, print it using a standard inkjet or laser printer and create a real sculpture in 15 minutes for a fraction of the cost of other 3D printers.
A lifesize, lifelike raptor to walk around the faire.
TARDIS Tesla is a lightning performance/game involving two large tesla coils, a replica TARDIS, and sonic screwdriver TV remotes.
Can you find the combo and light the light?
Unique wheelchairs, scooters, BBQ grills robotic ice chest and fire machines!
Using 3D printing, 3D scanning, & 3D modeling to imagine a better future with kids around the world.
High School students convert truck completely electric.
Environmental Monitoring System powered by Arduino, Solar Energy, and Wi-Fi with a custom-built web and mobile API for visualizing data.
Make your own stylish custom computer case using only common hand tools and minimal skills. Is your style art deco, mid-century modern, mission, or modernist? I’ll show you how to adapt that style to a computer case that would be proudly displayed in your equally stylish office or living space.
My repurposed life brings to you old and comfortable sweaters transformed into beautiful and practical purses and accessories.
Dependable and stylish commuter transportation at ten cents for a 40 mile trip.
The Common Room community aims to spontaneously redefine space as a semi-public living room for concurrent creativity. In The Freeform Common Room we’ll use everything from basic knitting to hyperbolic crochet techniques to enable makers to bring out the whimsy in everyday spaces. Let your collaboration be the exhibit.
Build marble runs using only paper and tape. The Paper Roller Coaster templates have been used in schools in all 50 states and over 25 countries. It’s a great hobby for anyone that likes origami or engineering.
Make your own toy and learn about electricity, circuits, motors and LEDS!
The UW student organization for 3D printing is back with a second full-sized 100% recycled milk jug boat.
WaterBoy & BubbleHead are underwater performance art – on land! Part spectacle, part mad science and part tent revival, WaterBoy is hard to explain but impossible to forget.
Have you ever wanted to tattoo classical works of art onto a banana peel. Of course you have!
Will the winner’s project travel in a suitcase or require a trailer to get to the Bay Area? Whoever wins, help that maker’s dream become a reality and cast your votes for the next six days.