Trondheim Maker Faire

This post is coming to you live from Maker Faire Trondheim being held in the town square here in Trondheim, Norway.

Hackheim at Trondheim

The Hackheim Makerspace, based here in Trondheim, has a big presence here at Maker Faire Trondheim and have brought a number of projects along to the faire. Amongst them was an interactive augmented reality sandbox based around the work done at UC Davis, which it turn was based around earlier work by a group of Czech researchers.

The sandbox makes use of a Microsoft Kinect and a projector to generate an interactive topological map, visually stunning, it is drawing a big crowd here at Trondheim. Especially as it’s safely under canvas and away from the weather.

In the lead up to this year’s faire we’d already talked to Hans Jørgen Grimstad, another Hackheim denizen,   built his “city beest” — a 20 legged walking robot inspired by Theo Jansen’s famous Strandbeests. But I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sit down with him and take a look at his creation one more time.

Finally we sat down with Stain Soreng who not only brought along his Stacker clone, but also his C64 Flash Cart, a real-time programmable cartridge for the Commodore 64.

Stain Soreng and his Commodore 64.

Stain Soreng and his Commodore 64.

The 64 Flash Cart allows you program the 16K cartridge memory in real-time from any PC with USB, allowing you to upload programs to the C64.

The Trondheim Maker Faire is being held in the in the Trondheim town square on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th of August — between 10am and 4pm and is free to attend. There will also be seminars, lectures, and other smaller events at other locations throughout the city.