Maker Shed is Ready to Rock at Maker Faire Detroit

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Maker Shed is Ready to Rock at Maker Faire Detroit

Shed Aerial ShotShedi Michael Castor pulled this great shot from this morning’s GoPro quadcopter footage. Man, does our tent look great from the air or what?

The Shed team has landed in Detroit, and we’ve brought dozens of great products with us. We’re right in front of the Henry Ford museum near the Power Racing Series track, in a massive tent that’s very hard to miss. We have everything from 3D Printers and Microcontrollers to Craft Kits and Wearables.

Just like any other Faire, we have a host of fantastic show specials, activities and products to keep you busy:

Pi StuffA variety of Raspberry Pi products, including our popular Starter Kit, the boards themselves, Editor Matt Richardson’s awesome book, and Tux Cases.

diyode CodeshieldThe DIYode Arduino shield: a new favorite of ours — solder this shield together and use the many actuators, LEDs and sensors to learn how to program Arduino.

Make Volume 35Make Volume 35, hot off the printing press! Read more about the newest issue of Make Magazine right here and come take a look at a copy in person this weekend.

Learn to SolderWe’re partnering with Maker-Works to teach soldering! For $1, you can walk away with a blinking robot pin and a newfound ability to solder.

Soldering Kits…and once you’re done learning how to solder, you can pick up one of the new Iso-Tip Soldering Toolkits (which I introduced recently) or one of the many solder-able boards we have.

MerchWe wouldn’t come to a Faire without bringing plenty of Make: merch along, and this one’s no different. Stop by and pick up one of our popular beaker mugs, bandanas, shirts or beach towels.

PocketmonkeyAnother one of our new favorites, the Pocket Monkey is a sturdy, sub-$20 multitool for accomplishing a huge variety of tasks. The best part: it’s TSA-approved, so you can take it with you everywhere!

PrintrBotsWe have a few of the new PrintrBot Simples and the PrintrBot Jr. here as well. Stop by the tent to chat 3D Printing with me and see one in action.

We’re looking forward to seeing some of you in the tent this weekend! Also make sure you stop by the museum for Make Founder Dale Dougherty’s talk “Why We Make” at 1:30 tomorrow.

Oh, and please don’t forget to do a rain dance tonight to ward off the impending storm so we can have a warm, sunny weekend.


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Eric is a Mechanical Engineer with interests in machining, mass manufacturing, product design and kinetic art. While not building things, he enjoys skiing, cycling, and juggling.

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