When you bring together group of makers and their projects, sometimes it’s all sunshine and unicorns, and sometimes you get fierce winds and two thunderstorms during a four-hour event. Last weekend in Cambridge, our hale and hearty makers defied the weather gods to celebrate fabulous projects and the experiences of creating. Our hosts at the Cambridge Science Festival organized a fun week of events, including the Carnival.

Above, sculptor Gideon Weisz explains how he uses making as a way of learning while developing new original designs.

Shane Colton’s Twitch is a unique remote-control car that seems to be able to go in any direction at any moment. His SegStick is quite an effort at accomplishing a seemly impossible design, with minimum parts, in an elegantly simple way.

You can see more video on the Boston Area Maker Faire Facebook page, the group’s Flickr pool has recent photos.

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