Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 Editor’s Picks and Preview Video

Craft & Design

Preview some of the exciting projects upcoming at Maker Faire Bay Area 2011 in this preview video by MAKE video intern Cameron Caywood.

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We’ve prepared a few Editor’s Picks lists to help you navigate what will surely be our biggest event yet:

Things That Glow or Burn

  • Digital Light Art with Bicycles

    Create your own 3D spherical light painting, or draw a picture and see it in lights on the full-color bicycle wheel display!

  • Neon Art Shop

    See how neon signs are made! Watch experts demonstrate neon tubebending.

  • ETFLED; E-Textile Flexible LED

    A full-body suit of flexible LED panels. Viewed by the naked eye, the panels appear to shift color depending on your viewing angle.

  • Tap Tap Animation

    An experimental interactive installation where you are invited to actuate binary pixels (tap lights) to create simple patterns, images, and messages, which are captured by the time-lapse recording station.

  • DIY Flame Tree – Add a Branch

    Add your own fire branch to create a beautiful collaborative flame tree sculpture.


  • Hardware Hacking with Mitch Altman

    Come learn how to solder and make cool things with electronics!

  • Kinect Hacks

    Check out some of the innovative new user interfaces, game controls, 3D sculptures, and more that people have made using Kinect.

  • OutRun

    Garnet Hertz took the cabinet for the arcade game OutRun and made it into an awesome vehicle that actually drives!

  • SpaceCamp Hackerspace Area

    SpaceCamp gathers the leaders of popular hackerspaces and makerspaces together to share ideas, best practices, and knowledge. Come meet them!

  • Move.Me – Hacked PS3 controllers

    Fun applications for the PS3 Move controller: a draw bot, a music and light demo, and a claw bot.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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