If you find yourself in northern Spain this weekend, Bilbao’s Maker Faire at the Maritime Museum is not to be missed. There are several makers and projects worth checking out:
- A giant robot made from 1,000 heads of lettuce created by the green minds at Not Only Arquitects.
- A “washing machine orchestra” that plays music from Star Wars, the Rolling Stones, and Mario Bros created by The Lumen Effect.
- A project to turn a 200-foot crane into a rope ride, records the riders’ faces, and then create a video montage of the fun.
- The “nanodrone,” a low-cost, open source drone ($150) that fits into the palm of your hand and is operated by smartphone or tablet.
The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to World Maker Faire on Sep. 21 & 22, 2013 in New York. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59pm PT on August 5, 2013.