VJacket: Tyler Freeman (video)

Tyler Freeman hacked his clothes and created a jacket that transforms movement into video performance art. The VJacket senses gestures and then uses that information to create complicated visuals right from the dance floor. Filmed at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. Read more »

Glass Blowing Demonstrations by The Crucible

As an industrial and fine arts education center in the Bay Area, The Crucible was the perfect group to show Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 attendees demonstrations in welding, blacksmithing, and glass flameworking. Kier Lugo from the Crucible gave our cameras a close-up look at what goes into creating a... Read more »

Front Porch: Zac Carroll (video)

Zac Carroll and his team created a moveable Front Porch that is towed by a vintage tractor. He brought this creation, complete with all sorts of nostalgic reminders of domesticity, to Maker Faire Bay Area and demonstrates its early 20th century period styling. Read more »

Mechanical Swamp Kirin Lumbers Around Maker Faire

Haley Who, as liaison for the Seabat family, guides the Mechanical Swam Kirin around Maker Faire Bay Area 2011. According to Haley’s story, Evrin Seabat spotted a Swamp Kirin in Japan and brought back documentation of it. His son Seth wanted one for himself, but since it would be impossible... Read more »

ArcAttack! at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 (video)

Joe and John DiPrima's ArcAttack! is a performance group that creates electrifying melodies by controlling the frequency sweep on their solid state Tesla coil. This is accompanied by a full drum set that's controlled electrically through a series of rotary solenoids. Read more »