Maker Faire Detroit was hopping on the second and final day of the Faire. There was so much to see and do that today’s installment of images is just shy of double the number from Day One. No matter how many images you look at there is no substitute for checking out a Faire in person. Don’t worry, there are plenty of Maker Faires big and small, so check one out!
Here is the image collection from Sunday:
This dragon is big, but not as big as what Ron Gross has planned for an upcoming Michigan Art Event; he is going to make a dragon emerging from an egg that is in a river!
Todd Blatt created Elmo in carbonite and hopes to freeze a few other popular kids toys. He is also working on 3D printed accessories to Google Glass: http://www.custom3dstuff.com/
The Lansing Makers Network let others play with their life size Operation. The table is a fully functional Operation game, just on a bigger scale:
A member of the White family teaches a young maker the craft of weaving. The Whites had three booths at the Faire featuring weaving, marshmallow guns, and jewelry.
Dancing jets of water jump from one barrel to another at the push of a button. Makers from i3 Detroit created this refreshing installation:
The guys from Backyard Brains show how to use an EMG of their own design:
This maker patrolled the Faire giving us an aural assault from his favorite beats.
The University of Michigan had their Marsrover out today. The robot runs Ubuntu Linux and navigates with OpenCV –the soil sampling auger is next on their todo list:
You cannot say AP Chemistry doesn’t lead to anything. For these two you Makers, the class sparked a passion for Chemistry and for teaching others.
The Internet in a Box is a throwback to the 1990s and informs how rapidly technology changes.
Fritz from http://www.eepybird.com explains the spectacle of Coke and Mentos geysers. 2.5 hours of setup yields a 2.5 minute show.
Young makers weigh in with their views on which Power Racing Series driver demonstrated the most moxie during the endurance race: http://www.powerracingseries.org
David from The Henry Ford prepares this steam engine for running. These engines now run on compressed air, but are still operational.
Detroit’s Omnicorp cruises the fair with a huge sound system and a unique flare: http://www.omnicorpdetroit.com/
This cupcake brought smiles to everyone’s face and zipped around the Faire all day.
This pachyderm was made over a six-and-a-half month period and boasts solar powered LEDs to accent the more conspicuous flames.
This air-inflated cloud bean covers a musical device that its maker, Michael Flynn, explains: http://funexhibits.com/
One of the Weird Sisters holds a difficult pose with only her legs: http://xosarah.com/weirdsisters/
The guys from Piko Piko Detroit share their love of 8-bit music and classic video games: http://www.pikopikodetroit.net/
Can you find the R/C car and quadcopter?
The museum’s model train has a streaming camera attached the the front engine as well as the perfect surroundings.
Roger and Joshua got the attention of many with their “Lake in a Box.” The flames on this pool would only get big when you held a metal handle and the fence to complete a circuit.
Andrea Springer took traditional origami, which expands in three directions and figured out a way to fold her shelter so it opens in only one direction. The folds create pockets much like a cell wall hold their shape without constant pressurization: www.andreaspringerstudio.com
This massive bike is geared for four people to pedal: http://thirstybeachlandscaping.com/webhome.html
The creation of Mark Moffett, is called BG Artcar, caps off his third year in Detroit.
Typically, rockets and trees do not mix; however, the Jackson Model Rocketry Club always brings a long pole and hook just in case the two try.
Power Racing Series finish-line tricopter records the winning racer, and Gon KiRin, Ryan Doyle’s enormous dragon, performs in the background.
Wookiees love to take photos with people.
R2-D2 thrills young makers with his full functionality –movement, beeping, and personality.
TechShop Detroit made this X-Wing in just two weeks of rapid building: http://www.techshop.ws/
Jason Gibner discusses his painting and its influences: http://www.etsy.com/shop/gibnerd
Detroit Public Library shows off their robots: http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us
Richard is holding the product of a Jacquard loom, which is the first machine to ever use punch cards.
Learning about the Jacquard Loom was great, but seeing it with the punch cards was even better. Luckily, Greenfield Village has both the cards and the loom: http://www.thehenryford.org/village/index.aspx
This young maker takes a bow after successfully reading the mind of Ollie Winston — the puppet handled by the Cooperfly Puppet Troupe: http://www.kevinkammeraad.weebly.com
David Smith and his wife show off their love of the stereoscopic photographs and a device for viewing their favorite images.
Makerspace All Hands Active setup a system to scan your body using a Kinnect and open source software; they will even e-mail you the scans: http://www.allhandsactive.com/
Trying to catch up to Mom on her bike is this young maker’s built-in exercise.
The last successful launch of the day featured a rocket with a big D11 engine — the largest engine launched during the day: http://jacksonmodelrocketryclub.blogspot.com/
The Road to Maker Faire Challenge will award $2,500 to one winner to bring his or her project to World Maker Faire on Sep. 21 & 22, 2013 in New York. Use the funding for materials, transport, or anything else you might need to get to Maker Faire. Applications are due by 11:59pm PT on August 5, 2013.