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)
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.
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.
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