The third annual Atlanta Mini Maker Faire was this past Saturday on Georgia Tech’s campus. The weather was nice, the football team had an away game (therefore leaving the campus devoid of rowdy fans), and the makers were out in full swing. Check out a few highlights below:
The show entrance was overshadowed by the gorgeous CULC building.
A view of the site from the CULC roof.
A young attendee tries one of the SPSU Electric Vehicle Team's vehicles on for size.
The Atlanta Taiko Project invited attendees to join them in drumming.
A complex CNC-cut wooden bicycle sits idle.
The Learn to Solder tent is always a big hit, especially when our Robot Pin is involved.
The Beltline Bike Shop serves as an open work space where kids learn how to repair and rebuild bicycles.
Michael Jeffries of Near Chaos Robotics talks shop with an attendee. Check out the carnage in the arena behind him!
A young maker stares at the steampunk-era guns with envy.
The Nerdy Derby was a big hit at the show -- they had races going on all day.
No Maker Faire is complete without an art car! The Poetry Van can be seen behind, upon which attendees scrawled out their favorite line.
I've always been a fan of Hackerspace Charlotte's Feltronics project. What a great way to learn about electronics!
Tops for Tots: this gentlemen turned small tops for kids on his wood lathe.
The Decatur Makers brought out Non-Newtonian Hopscotch, which was a messy, but fun, activity for kids.
Various FIRST teams brought out their bots and shot off frisbees for the audience to catch.
A drawbot creates a work of art.
Maker Joe always exceeds expectations with his fabulous kinetic art. Check out a video of this sculpture in action here.
This may look like a normal car at first glance, but this one was converted to run on battery power by its owner.
Gorgeous chalk art adorned the sidewalk.
Photos by Brian Gardner
Congrats to the production team on a great show. I’m looking forward to coming out again next year to see how much it’s grown.