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Live Blog: Maker Faire Orlando

Maker Faire Orlando is up and running. I (Caleb Kraft) am here and will be posting pictures and videos of some of the fun things going on, all weekend! Check back frequently and come up and say hi if you’re here!


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Live demos of digital art!
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these LED suits are synchronized to music wirelessly
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so much art at this Faire
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singing tesla coil in action
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that LED suit looks even cooler when it is slightly out of focus
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hard to tell, but this costume part is huge
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peeking into bb8

 

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sumo wrestling bots!
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what is my purpose?
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3d printer inside a toolbox, sooo cool
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what a unique looking little bot
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can’t beat a good ol’ time machine!
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flame and pottery
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absolutely loved these dolls
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as I walked up, motion sensors (or a sneaky operator) started blasting me
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FIIIIIIIIRE
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Cranking out custom coasters
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about to race some sanders
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high school robotics. Love seeing NASA stickers on these bots.
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those treads are just friggin’ cool!
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ridiculously adorable.
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real power hidden in an old apple
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so glowy and pretty!
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beautiful laser cut telescope, automated too!
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looks like it is open source as well!
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wood cut moth
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they’ve been coloring on this all weekend!
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ghost busters!
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Getting 3D scanned
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Great costume and beautiful lit up flowers
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big crowd learning to vacu-form
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giant operation is always fun!
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this Jawa is getting ready to make a sno-cone

 

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I could barely hear him over how loud his suit is!
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just did an interview about this, there will be a video soon!
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the art is done, love the inclusion of failure.

 

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hot glass is always so fun to watch
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The last picture from last night. So happy to pose for pictures!

Day one was a blast! Such an amazingly diverse Maker Faire. I’ve noticed that there are a lot of costumes here, and a lot more art than I’m used to seeing! The goal of teaching 1,000 people to make a shirt seems like it will get passed easily, the t-shirt area was jam packed all day long.  The pictures above this point are from day two.


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retro gaming
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a classic adventure
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Jedi in action
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power tool racing!
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extreme solar cooking
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modified prius truck
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bizarre concept car
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this guy was driving around and appeared to be somewhat autonomous. Its owner ran over, picked it up and carried it back to his booth
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laser cut wooden books
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I have no idea if this guy could see. It was a cool mask though!
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leather worker extraordinaire
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He was in a hurry but I caught him.
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the mural is coming along!
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battle bots in action!
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audience participation during rapairs
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the tail moves as she pedals
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Hot metal in the forge!
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that shipping container is a massive 3d printer/ cnc mill
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decorating jars with Quaker
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Wonderful witch
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period garb
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there was a big crowd for vacu-forming
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tables packed at the learn to solder section
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He was actually shooting a video for his youtube channel!
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laser cut and very cool
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fancy wood boxes for game systems
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diy bio printing
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props!
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3d printing in ceramics
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this bike was a cool mix of old and new
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oooooh, pretty lights
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robot soccer with a projected field
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giant jenga!
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wearable LED FLOWERS
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OOOBLECK In motion. Going to try to upload a video of this
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Home made string bass
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I ran into frequent author for Make: Jeremy Cook!

 

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You have to run like a hamster to make a snow cone!
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Head in VR, butt on a moving seat. Quite an experience!
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high voltage decorative pieces. Love those lichtenberg structures.
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the marble runs look fantastic. Totally works of art.
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so many people are walking around with LED wearables.
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I found the source of all those LEDs!
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These costumes were so great!
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this pipe organ was playing itself! sounded so cool
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extremely awesome steampunk armor
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Metal scale costumes!
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Some bounty hunters on the loose
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steampunk to varying degrees
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steampunk bat girl!
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detail from steampunk bat girl’s back
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I stopped and learned some yarn craft!
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art in progress
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Have the ET experience in VR!
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Kumihimo, weaving with counterweights
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giant portraits made entirely of lego
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R2 and BB8 make apearances
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I love this action figure backdrop!
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I’ll bet he’s a great shot.
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Painting details on a tank
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People are stitching together these Monsters made with love. So adorable.
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Nerdy derby in full effect!
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a freakin’ WALL of synths
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Everyone loves taking stuff apart
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the gator moves when people pull handles. Takes several people to get the whole thing going and WOW it is impressive when it is in motion.
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So many people making T-shirts!
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aaaaw yessss, can’t beat pinball.
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Young Makers gathering before the gates open -9:15 am

 

 

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