Live Blog: Maker Faire Paris 2018

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Live Blog: Maker Faire Paris 2018

Maker Faire Paris has concluded. This was an absolutely stunning event full of creative people. I’m headed back to the states fully inspired and eager to share my experiences with the team. Scroll down to see images from the entire weekend.

These little dozers are remote controlled

This cosplay group had some very impressive works. They even got a blue ribbon!

I love these interactive cardboard creations

The learn to solder booth is packed consistently. It was sponsored by RS components this year.

This is a simple speaker kit that is Bluetooth compatible.

The same group also held workshops on painting miniatures.

This makerspace brought a table full of projects. I really liked this beginner soldering kit that could show a cool chain reaction.

they also had a hacked together embroidery machine that was pretty fun to watch

I love this aesthetic. Old electronics turned to robot statues.

TechShop and Leroy Merlin had a large presence here. There were running several workshops, I happened to catch button making and some crafting.

Gamebuino is a tiny game system built around an Arduino. You can learn to code your own games and even still use Arduino shields.

These origami lamps by plizoo are beautiful and simple.

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Handi Fablab has a focus on doing projects for people who have disabilities.

Melting Prod is a collection of fun robots that are sculptures made from waste. They range from scary to whimsical and cute.

This stage is constantly full with different workshops. In this one they’re learning to make cosplay armor from foam.

I got to check out the yeti CNC workbench. Pretty cool how portable it is. It breaks down to fit in a van and can be put back together in about 5 minutes. Not bad for a cnc router that can fit a full sheet!

Large maker faires present an opportunity for maker faire producers from around the world to share ideas . In this picture there are organizers from all over the world.

These laser cut papercraft projects were absolutely beautiful.

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This device scans your face in 3D. They can then 3D print a custom bobble head of you!

This robot building club has some incredible machines to show off. I’ll have to revisit them later to try to get their website.

Eric Pergament brought a fantastic collection of old radios that have been converted to dioramas. Each one tells a story through music, light, motion, and sometimes actually talking.

Pictures simply do not do these justice.

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Les Ateleirs Jonk has an interesting project. These little flat-pack car kits are a mixture of laser cut wood and recycled materials. His grand plan is to give jobs to people with disabilities, assembling kits, then have people build them.

At the faire, he’s running workshops having people build kits and then race them on a long track.

I love seeing Bigfacebox. So simple, yet always fun and crowded.

Repair is so important in the effort to reduce waste. Several groups are showing off repair of home electronics and appliances.

There is a rather large sewing workshop, rather packed!

The doors have opened! Like many other large Maker Faires, Paris has an education day on Friday, meaning that schools and children flood the building. There are thousands of students here with school groups. Even though the museum is huge, they’ve managed to pack the place immediately!

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