Microsoft came to Maker Faire Bay Area 2015 with an array of projects centered around interactivity and fun. Faire-goers got hands-on time with a human-sized keyboard (á la FAO Shwartz) and a Selfie Curtain that uses a Windows 10 app to capture images and display them on a huge RGB LED wall. And there were tons and tons of robots.
“What brought us to Maker Faire was a realization that there’s this vast array of people that are innovating and doing interesting things in the Maker space, and we wanted to join that community,” said Tony Goodhew, program manager of Microsoft’s IoT team. “It was exciting for us to come here and build a bunch of projects that could appeal to the community, and especially the children when you see them grab hold of some of these things and their faces light up.”