The gates are open for the seventh World Maker Faire here in New York City. Welcome one and all, come along and see the Faire!
Asbjørn Rørvik and Fredrik Fjellså’s Knitting Printer, a machine that allows you to design and “print” your own socks, hats, scarves, etc. People are in awe of the fact that a machine that looks so straightforward and seemingly easy to operate can print such useful garments.
Kimio and Mariko Kosaka have developed a decidedly 21st century take on the ship in a bottle. They assemble electronic circuits inside of bottles.
Kimio also does freeform circuit soldering, like this “Skeleton Arduino” where all of the connections are done with soldered piano wire. (Sunday, Gareth Branwyn)
Just in time for Halloween, it’s the Positron Proton Pack, all of the electronics you need to create your own ghostbusting weaponry. The kit comes with a main control board, LEDs and switches, a 28 LED bargraph, a color changing strobe, a super bright vent, color changing cyclotron and slo-blo LEDs, a vibration motor, and a 7′ long Cat5 cable. The kit is being shown here by Rabid Prototypes, a Boston-based group of electronics design hackers. (Sunday, Gareth Branwyn)
Learning how to use pulleys with the technical artisans association (3:48pm, Caleb Kraft)
If it strikes your fancy, any fairegoer can stroll up and make an addition to the live-painting of this communal mural. (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
Kids achieve victory by using a modified leaf blower to hover a beach ball through a series of hula hoops. (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
Giving a whole new meaning to having a lightbulb moment. (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
If you don’t get an activity wristband at Maker Faire, you are missing out! (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
Airigami’s 3,000-balloon Makey robot, complete with light-up eyes, is taking shape! (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
Look into my eyes… (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
Safety first! (Sunday, Andrew Kelly)
This cool steampunk-looking contraption scans your face and recreates it in 3D. You put your head in a hole in the front and a bunch of cameras take your picture. I’ll be publishing a cool video showing it in a week or so. (2:10pm, Caleb Kraft)
Scratching with Serato and the Intel Edison at the Intel booth (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Tormach is milling tiny aluminum cases for the Raspberry Pi Zero. Chris Fox shows one off. They’re pretty great. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Shopbot’s skateboard press, a shaped mold to form layers of baltic birch into contoured skateboard. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
One of Shopbot’s pressed skateboards. They’re building them throughout the weekend and giving them away. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Makey’s making friends for life. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Look at the engine on this cycle! (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Erica Tiberia shows off her autonomous rover, an entry into one of NASA’s challenges.
Seth Dennis and Bill Shaw are trying to get their cubesat to deep space. They’re one of the finalists for the current NASA challenge to select three units to launch and deploy. Follow them on twitter @milespace. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Fat Cat Fablab’s Physical Space Invaders. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
In addition to editorial duties, I also built the pizza oven that’s featured in Make: magazine volume 54, on newsstands now. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Attendees getting creative with a painting mural. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
How fast can these kids spin the paddle wheel? Pretty darn fast. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
Tesla Family Instruments has been mobbed the entire weekend. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
This is the biggest Makey I’ve ever seen and it’s only getting bigger as the build continues. (Sunday, Mike Senese)
(10:05am, Alasdair Allan)
Gilly the flaming metal creature warms herself up to greet the morning crowd. (10:05am, Alasdair Allan)
Sam Ortega counts down to showtime as the crowd queues up. TEN… NINE… EIGHT…! (10:00am, Alasdair Allan)
Sam Bloch, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Communitere, and Kate Gage, Senior Policy Advisor of International Science and Technology at the White House, convene at the Making for Good forum this morning with moderator Stephanie Santoso to discuss how makers’ innovation can drive international humanitarian efforts. (9:30am, Alasdair Allan)
You just never know what you’re going to find at Maker Faire! Below, we see an NYPD officer showing off his scratching skills at the Thud Rumble booth.
The implementation of the agreement is expected to be complete by the end of 2016. By then, the newly created “Arduino Holding” will become the single point of contact for the wholesale distribution of all current and future products, and will continue to bring tremendous innovations to the market.
In addition, Arduino will form a not-for-profit “Arduino Foundation” responsible for maintaining the open source Arduino desktop IDE, and continuing to foster the open source movement by providing support for a variety of scholarships, community and developer initiatives.
Makey gets a hug. (Saturday 15:08, Alasdair Allan)
Makey meets his fans. (Saturday 15:05, Alasdair Allan)
This garment detects your motions while knitting and makes ambient music from them. I listened and it sounded pretty cool, the actual outfit looks really cool too. – 11: 52 Caleb Kraft
This exercise in creative design resulted in shoes that control your computer mouse. Kick to click! – 11:40 Caleb Kraft
this is called “Plasmic Reflection.” It is detecting her heartbeat and the lights sync up with her. Then the calming music attempts to slow her heartbeat. It was really cool when I tried it. (11:29am, Caleb Kraft)
Balam Soto’s latest visual and sonic feast for the senses is a capacitive touch keyboard, with wooden sliders and a magnetic wand to switch between effects. The enter interface is splashed with a responsive projection that dances to the music. (10:46am, Sophia Smith)
Simple crafts can have a big impact — some string lights and stapled plastic cups transforms into a gorgeous light display in the Dark Room. (10:37am, Sophia Smith)
The Airigami team is hard at work inflating over 3,000 balloons into a giant floating Makey robot. (10:22am, Sophia Smith)
Grant Imahara, he of Mythbuster fame, poses for a shot before his talk on Innovation in the Maker Movement (10:11am, Mike Senese)
Digi-Key brought this giant-sized version of the Adafruit Circuit Playground. It detects sound and lights up, surprising fun to watch! – Caleb Kraft
This little guy was assembling some kind of robot. He was absolutely invested in what he was building, I’m not sure he knew the rest of the Faire was there! – Caleb Kraft
Excited attendees pour in through the “fun tape” (10:00am, Andrew Kelly)
Warming up the crowd as they queued to come into the faire, propane and saxophones. (Saturday 09:45, Alasdair Allan)
We’re all getting ready for the faire. (Saturday 09:30, Alasdair Allan)
The skies are clearing, the rain has stopped, and despite all the water falling from the sky here in New York yesterday as we got the show ready, we’re ready to kick off the first morning of the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth.
Check back on this page for live updates as we roving editors explore the Faire, and don’t forget to tune in for our live stream on Twitch.
Make: Senior Editor Caleb Kraft talks to NASA’s Sam Ortega at the launch of Dale Dougherty’s new book “Free to Make.” (Saturday 08:40, Alasdair Allan)
In the lead-up to the show, the traditional pre-show paella maker dinner was held this year — for one year only — inside the New York Hall of Science due to all the water falling from the sky. (Friday 22:12, Alasdair Allan)
Make: Senior Editor Caleb Kraft interviews our Maker-in-Chief Sherry Huss live on Twitch. (Friday 20:34, Alasdair Allan)