Red Bull Creation Kickoff

Red Bull Creation Kickoff

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A few of us from MAKE stopped by the build site for the Red Bull Creation event where teams have just 72 hours to kludge together something capable of transporting a human some distance. I just joined the judging panel and it’s exciting to see the teams’ ideas brewing now that the communal junkyard is empty and the sounds of cutoff wheels fill the Brooklyn waterfront. I can’t wait to see what emerges for Sunday’s big event. Above, a giant LED clock counts down the time remaining (designed by Raphael Abrams) and Eric Gradman of team Double Wide cuts some steel. More pictures after the jump.

Welding area

Hometown advantage? Alpha One Labs hackerspace is geographically closer to the north Brooklyn build site than any other team.

Maker Faire crew scopes the grounds, photo by maker-in-chief Sherry Huss

Scottie Chapman and a 10-ton bender

14 thoughts on “Red Bull Creation Kickoff

  1. eliotphillips says:

    That Double Wide member is Eric Gradman who’s had quite a few projects featured on Make.

    1. Red Bull Creation Kickoff Becky Stern says:


    2. Red Bull Creation Kickoff Becky Stern says:


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  2. Certificate IV says:

    This is very useful post

  3. Certificate IV says:

    This is very useful post

  4. dr says:

    Scottie! I always liked her better than Kari because she seemed to know how to do stuff and also acted much more natural on camera.-

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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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