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The fine folks of the Fun Bike Unicorn Club (FBUC) are hosting the second annual Death Defying Figure 8 Races this weekend, May 18 and 19, at Maker Faire Bay Area. One look at a handful of the pedal cars that will be racing this weekend, and it’s clear the […]
One of the most memorable sights from Maker Faire Bay Area last year was watching Petaluma, Calif.-based artist Shawn Thorsson‘s jaw-dropping 8-foot-tall Space Marines towering above the crowd as they worked their way through. Shawn is a master prop builder and was featured on the cover of MAKE Volume 32. […]
We’re just a day away from the launch of our 8th annual Maker Faire Bay Area and it’s always so exciting to see the exhibits take shape and the installations roll in. The best thing is that you never know what’s waiting for you around the next turn. It could […]
Oakland-based artist, blacksmith, and fabricator Jon Sarriugarte and his wife and creative partner Kyrsten Mate have been bringing their incredible vehicles and installations to Maker Faire Bay Area since the very first one in 2006. That first year, they brought their SS Alpha Fox art car and their then-toddler daughter […]
The Viper was one of the most popular projects at Maker Faire Bay Area last year, blowing minds, creating smiles, and eliciting screams of excitement. The Viper is a full-motion Battlestar Galactica-themed flight simulator built into the fuselage of a Piper PA-28 plane, complete with 360-degree rotation on both the pitch and roll axes, as well as a fully immersive flying environment inside. The most amazing part is that The Viper was made by a team of five high school students, guided by their m…
We're thrilled that Oakland art collective Five Ton Crane is joining us again at this year's Maker Faire Bay Area. This time around, they bring an interpretation of the nautilus submarine from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea to life in the gorgeous form of the Nautilus Submarine Art Car.
Nothing tests maker mettle quite like time and budget constraints. West Coast makers: Now is the time to step up and show off your modding skills. This weekend, May 18 and 19, at the 8th annual Maker Faire Bay Area, we are hosting the season opener of the Power Racing Series (PPPRS). Come race us!
Bay Area Milanese artist Mauro Ffortissimo is well versed in the visual arts as well as classical piano. Earlier this year, these two passions converged in the form of the Sunset Piano, the name given to a castoff grand piano that Mauro acquired. In a poetic act that brought joy […]
Taos, New Mexico-based artist Christina Sporrong is a welder, blacksmith, educator, aerialist, illustrator, performer, mayhem creator, and all-around badass. Christina will be bringing her incredible, interactive Caged Pulse Jets to Maker Faire Bay Area, May 18 and 19.
What can you make with two cake pans, 20 toothpicks, some lumber, and a handful of screws? A Panjolele! Whitehall, Michigan-based maker Chester Winowiecki shared his full how-to on the pages of MAKE Volume 33. We posted it on our site so you can start gathering materials and building right away.
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Workshop: Shawn Thorsson
Down a dusty road in the eggs-and-butter town of Petaluma, Calif., sits a big, handmade pink Victorian complete with chicken coop, storage containers, vintage cars, and Thorsson's badass workshop, where fantasy comes to life.
In Workshop from MAKE: 32: Design for Makers page 38
Young Maker Profile: Andrew Katz
Andrew combined ultrasonic sensors, an Arduino microcontroller, and his laptop to create his Notify Me Now stealth home security system that alerts him that alerts him whenever a sensor is tripped.
In Maker from MAKE: schoolsout: School's Out page 94
Notify Me Now!
One young maker's home security system.
From MAKE: 30: Smarter Homes page 59
Greek artist Achilles Kapsalis breathes wicked new life into animal bones, resurrecting them as fierce, bionic creatures born of his imagination.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 28: Toys and Games page 20
Fairgoers at the 2010 Bay Area Maker Faire were mesmerized by a massive, steel-and-glass orrery gently rotating in the main hall.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 26: Karts and Wheels page 24
Warm Glow of Abduction
Jason Dietz makes lamps that depict a classic flying saucer shooting down a giant plasma ray and pulling up an unsuspecting victim into the ship.
In Made on Earth from MAKE: 24: Space page 18
Seriously Heavy Metal
Engineer and musician Tristan Shone conceives and machines instruments that extrude deep, dark sounds rich with texture and emotion.
In Maker from MAKE: 22: Remote Control / Wireless page 30
Who Doesnt Love Stickers?
Mrs. Grossman's sticker company continues to thrive after 30 colorful years.
From CRAFT: 10: Celebrate! page 32